Sleep Management and Neurofeedback

 
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One of the first positive shifts from neurofeedback training is improvement in managing your sleep—sleeping more soundly, falling asleep more quickly, not waking up in the middle of the night, and feeling more rested—even when sleep is not the presenting concern.  

Why is that the case?  One reason is that when you are less stressed you can create good sleep hygiene. When we’re not in a state of stress we are better able to respond to the bodies cues that it is time to sleep and rest.  

What gets in the way of good sleep?

  • Alcohol—it can help you fall asleep but then wake you up later when its metabolized

  • Upsetting conversations, media input, and movies just before bed

  • Heavy, rich meals late in the evening

  • Drinking a lot of fluids in evening, which require getting up in the night

Tips for Good Sleep

  • Go to bed and get up roughly at the same time each day (even weekends)

  • No stimulating activities just before bed—get that TV out of the bedroom!

  • Bed is just for sleeping, decrease associations with non-relaxing activities such as computer work

  • When you are ready for bed, do a body scan



Our clients typically find NeurOptimal® neurofeedback training effective in resolving issues in five general categories: 

• Coping with Stress
• Achieving an Artistic or Athletic Performance
• Help with Specific Emotional, or Physical Challenges
• Enhancing Academic Performance

NeurOptimal® has been designated a General Wellness Product by the FDA.