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Sleep Help: Reorganizing Your Brain to Treat Insomnia

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It seems that everyone in American culture has to deal with varying degrees of mental fatigue due to a lack of sleep. It's estimated that 100 million people in this country now go without adequate sleep on a nightly basis. The average sleep duration for these people is between 4 and 6 hours. Over time, this leads to increased risks for heart disease, stoke, impaired driving and a whole host of other deadly ailments which are silently ignored by doctor and patient alike.

The fine folks in the pharmaceutical industry see this as an endless market of desperate, hopeless people who are willing to turn a blind eye to the side effects, memory loss and out and out risk of death from long term use of sleeping pills for insomnia. At last count, the sleeping pill market reached 4.5 billion dollars per year in domestic sales.

A recent study, impeccably carried out, concluded that there is an almost four-fold increase in premature death from taking as little as 18 sleeping pills, not a month, but a year.

So as Americans desperately try to find solutions and answers to their insomnia,  there is a little known treatment gaining ground that uses a non-drug, non-invasive brainwave biofeedback treatment called neurofeedback. The treatment reorganizes and balances the bio-electrical aspects of the human brain to "re-set" the sleep architecture in such a way that calms the brain of stress and anxiety, which in turn allows the brain to achieve restorative rest.  The beauty of neurofeedback, as opposed to sleeping pills, it that there is an end-game. On average, after 20 sessions, the brain is rebalanced and will maintain the gains after the cessation of treatment.

Several clinics around the country specialize in applying neurofeedback for insomnia. Ed O'Malley, PhD practices in the greater Connecticut area. The other is a national practice lead by David Dubin, MD.

 

http://www.SleepRecoveryCenters.com

David A. Mayen serves as founder and CEO of the Sleep Recovery Centers. He is an EEG Spectum Intl. Graduate and holds certifications in advanced neurofeedback,neuro-anatomy and neurophysiology, psycho-pharmacology as well as alpha theta training (more...)
 
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... by David Mayen on Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 12:59:12 PM