Bio- & Neurofeedback for Sleep Disorders

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What are sleep disorders?

Sleep is one of the main keys of keeping you healthy. You need regular deep sleep to reduce risk of sicknesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and dementia. Sleeping helps you to maintain healthy body weight, lower your stress level, improve your immune system, and promotes growth and repair of your tissues and bones . Also, enough good quality sleep plays a major role in memory stabilizing and brain restoration.

Sleep Disorders refers to conditions that influence sleep quality, timing, or duration and the can affect your daily functions negatively while you are awake. These disorders can result in other health issues, and some may also be symptoms of mental health conditions.

Sleep disorder symptoms:

  • Do you lie in the bed at night unable to fall asleep and switch off your mind?
  • Do you feel not-rested and tired in the morning or have problem waking up?
  • Do you wake up many times during the night or first light morning unable to fall back asleep?
  • Do you have trouble with nightmares over the night sleep?
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Benefits of Bio- & Neurofeedback for Sleep Disorders

With the help of Neurofeedback, you can obtain all the benefits of a regular, deep, and good quality sleep.

Neurofeedback offers a way that can help adults and children with their sleep problems. Studies show that Neurofeedback training increases the total sleep time, improves quality of the sleep, helps with normalizing sleep onset insomnia, and reduces the awaking times throughout the sleep. There are studies that show, people who have completed their brain training sessions have become normal sleepers, enjoying the benefits of every night good sleep.

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