Using Neurofeedback for Better Sleep

Using Neurofeedback for Better Sleep

Getting consistent and quality sleep can have profoundly positive effects on mental and physical wellbeing. A lack of quality sleep can lead to feeling depressed, groggy, and unproductive. Over time, it could lead to long-term health concerns. When lack of sleep becomes a consistent issue, it can be incredibly frustrating and detrimental to your wellbeing and leave you in a brain fog. Whether you’re struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep through the night, neurofeedback can help your brain find peace so you wake up well-rested. 

 

Neurofeedback is a holistic approach to training the brain to improve its performance. It’s a great alternative to medication because it’s about teaching you how to regulate your own brain functions. Instead of taking something like melatonin to cover up the issue, neurofeedback works to solve the root cause of your sleep problems. 

 

Similar to caring for your car and getting it inspected before fixing it, your brain needs to be inspected before training it. First, we will look at your brain waves with a brain map. Using a cap of sensors on your head, we can look at the patterns in your brain right on the screen. This process is essentially a multipoint inspection of your brain, which allows us to discover why you can’t get quality sleep. From there, we work to change those patterns with neurofeedback.

 

Neurofeedback training for improved sleep can be completed right from the comfort of your own home. Training usually happens 1-3 times per week for 3-6 months. Most people start to experience significant benefits within 5-10 sessions, although those close to you might notice you have more energy even before you are aware of the change. 

 

This holistic approach to improving sleep can help with insomnia, racing thoughts, and frequent waking during the night or too early in the morning. Studying your neurobiology and working to undo unhealthy sleep patterns could help mitigate health risks, increase energy, and improve cognitive function. 

 

Ready to stop hitting snooze and start waking up feeling refreshed? Get in touch to see if neurofeedback is right for you! Sign up for a free phone consultation here

DrH

Dr David Helfand is a licensed psychologist with specialized training in neuroscience, clinical psychology, yoga, and meditation. He founded LifeWise in 2017 in order to create an optimal approach to helping individuals, couples, and families based on his experience of what actually helps people move forward to a more peaceful and fulfilling life.