Do you struggle to fall asleep, despite being tired?
Do you lie awake for hours or wake up multiple times throughout the night?
Do you still feel tired or fatigued when you wake up in the morning?
Sleep is an essential component of our lives, one that has an impact on everything else we do. With Neurofeedback, you can get the rest you need to perform your best and reduce mental and physical health risks.
INSOMNIA AFFECTS EVERY HOUR OF YOUR DAY
About 10% of Canadians experience either sleep-onset or maintenance insomnia. Both types have mental and physical health implications and have been linked to high blood pressure, insulin resistance, mood swings, and loss of concentration. Sleep-onset insomnia affects those who have trouble falling asleep. It is caused by hyperarousal, increasing your awareness and energy levels, that results from life changes, stressors, unhealthy lifestyle habits, anxiety, or depression. Maintenance insomnia involves waking up early and not being able to fall back asleep. Maintenance insomnia can be a symptom of depression and will impact your daily functions through day-time fatigue.
TREATMENTS CAN INCLUDE A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Psychotherapy (in person or virtual)
Neurofeedback and Insomnia
Neurofeedback helps you fall and stay asleep. Because insomnia is rooted in your brain’s activity, Neurofeedback can use your brainwave data to understand what is causing your insomnia and can then target those specific brainwaves to help retrain your brain. It provides you with an alternative to sleep medication as your brain starts to develop healthy sleep patterns. This will eliminate any unwanted side effects from medication and provides a long-term solution.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH NEUROFEEDBACK
Neurofeedback is a powerful tool in retraining your brain to improve sleep. By identifying the brainwave patterns responsible for your insomnia, you will be able to treat the source of it. Most commonly, this includes boosting or decreasing arousal levels, balancing alpha activity, and augmenting sleep spindle activity, which is an important type of brainwave for sleep maintenance.