What are Sleeping Disorders?

Sleep disorders can occur for a variety of reasons, but all encompass 1 or more of 4 main factors: (1) not being able to fall asleep, (2) not being able to stay asleep, (3) feeling tired after sleeping a lot, never feeling refreshed, and (4) having behaviors in your sleep that you could do without, such as nightmares, talking or walking. These factors lead to non-restorative sleep that causes low energy levels, disruptions in mood, and poor productivity. Science shows that Sleep Disorders demonstrate irregular brain patterns that are visible through Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG), a brain-based method of evaluation that the doctors use at Leigh Brain and Spine.

Why Can’t I Sleep? What Causes Sleeping Issues?

The reason people cannot fall asleep or stay asleep is quite simple. Scientific studies have found that people with sleep problems have irregular brain performance that does not allow them to shift into and then stay in sleep. The Sleep Cycle, illustrated here, shows how the brain slows down significantly as you fall asleep. This is seen in the first three stages as the person drifts from consciousness to sleep and then enters deeper sleep. This third stage is when the brain is using the slowest speed and you feel it as heavy sleep. The faster your brain is running throughout the day, the more difficult it will be for you to fall and stay asleep. In this way, people who suffer from anxiety or constant thinking are at much greater risk for sleep issues.


How Can Sleep Disorders Be Helped?

Sleep Issues are known to be caused and made worse by three factors:

  • qEEG Brain irregularities
  • Stress, which has its own, separate, brain pattern irregularities
  • Medications have been proven to disrupt the sleep cycle

When these three factors are addressed in concert, symptoms can reduce and be resolved. At Leigh Brain & Spine, the doctors identify the disruptive brain patterns and then retrain the brain to operate better using Neurofeedback Therapy.


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How Can Neurofeedback Improve Sleep Issues?

Sleep problems have been associated with abnormal brain performance. Neurofeedback Therapy re-wires brain irregularities for better performance. Scientific studies show that Neurofeedback provides auditory and visual feedback to improve the way the brain is operating. With better brain function comes better sleep. Sleeping pills have been proven to be dangerous and can put people at greater risk.

Sleeping Pills have a Risk For:

  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Addiction and Withdrawal
  • Overdose and Death
  • Memory Loss and Lapses

Neurofeedback is:

  • Drug-Free
  • Non-Invasive
  • No Side-Effects
  • Clinically Proven
  • Long-lasting Benefits
  • Proven successful with 65-year legacy

What Do I Do If I Have Sleep Problems?

First visit your primary care physician. He or she will investigate the status of your eating issues will make sure you are not suffering from a more serious health condition that might be impacting your ability to eat. If you would like to reduce your Eating Disorder Symptoms, call the professionals at Leigh Brain & Spine. The doctors can perform a qEEG Brain Map to determine if you are a strong candidate for Neurofeedback Therapy.

Leigh Brain and Spine is proud to have earned the distinction as a Certified Brain Health Coach Center and is a proud member of the Amen Clinics referral network.