In other research, scientists tracked sleep parameters using subjective and objective measures. Results indicated significant improvements on all self-reported outcomes. Furthermore, subjects improved sleep duration by over an hour and also reduced the time it took to fall asleep.
Specifically, here’s how neurofeedback can help improve sleep:
Neurofeedback trains individuals to regulate their brain activity and patterns for healthier functioning. To improve sleeping, the brain training focuses on promoting brainwave patterns associated with relaxation and deep sleep, such as increasing delta waves.
Individuals with insomnia, other sleep disorders, anxiety, PTSD, or other mental health conditions may have a hyperaroused brain that is overly active and on alert all the time. Studies confirm that neurofeedback can turn down brain activity and relax a person’s brain by teaching it healthier, more situation-appropriate functioning and calmer brainwave patterns.
Research shows that neurofeedback promotes neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to adapt, reorganize itself, and learn. This can lead to long-term changes in brain function, addressing the underlying factors contributing to sleeping problems in the first place. The brain changes endure after the training has ended.
Stress and Anxiety Reduction
Neurofeedback is proven to decrease stress and anxiety, which are common contributors to sleep difficulties. By promoting relaxation and reducing the physiological markers of stress in the brain and body, neurofeedback training can improve sleep quality and quantity. When your mind calms down, your body calms down and cortisol and adrenaline levels decrease.
Insomnia and sleep issues are public health problems significantly impacting the daily lives of millions of people. Current treatments, such as medications and cognitive behavioral therapy, have major limitations in that they seldom provide functional recovery, are expensive, and can have harmful side effects. Neurofeedback is a powerful practice for a variety of neuropsychological disorders, including insomnia and other sleep problems. Neurofeedback is completely natural and painless, has no regular side effects, and teaches the brain lasting healthier operation.
Adults and children who have trained at the Grey Matters’ studio have experienced reduced symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, migraines, concussion, brain injury, stroke, addiction, gut issues, learning disabilities, apraxia, OCD/PANS/PANDAS, COVID brain fog, chronic pain, and other physical and neurological issues. Neurofeedback is a long-term, medication-free approach to optimizing brain function to allow you to live your best life. To find out more about how we can help you or someone you care about, call 317-215-7208 or send us a message today.
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