Insomnia Symptoms

 

Insomnia Symptoms are usually characterized by difficulty with falling and staying asleep.  According to the CDC, an estimated 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder. That means it’s pretty common! If any of these symptoms pertain to you contact a neurofeedback specialist like, Edge Neuro Fitness, and find out how we can help. It starts with lifestyle training in sleep hygiene and proper nutrition. Did you know that sleep cycles are programmed in your brain? How would you know if you don’t LOOK? We can show you what your brain is doing and how to correct the brain rhythms (too fast or slow, disconnected or hyper-connected) with non-invasive EEG Bioefeedback (neurofeedback) to get it in balance without medications or unwanted side-effects.

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Symptoms:

* Difficulty sleeping
* Waking during the night
* Waking too early
* Feeling tired after a night’s sleep
* Daytime tiredness
* Depression, anxiety or irritability
* Difficulty focusing on tasks or remembering
* Increased errors and accidents
* Tension migraines
* Distress in the stomach and intestines
* Continuous worries about sleep

Someone with this disorder could take up to thirty minutes or more to fall asleep. They may only get six or fewer hours of sleep, for three or more nights a week, over a course of a month or more. This could indicate a sleeping disorder, reduce the quality of life, and contribute to cognitive decline.

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You might be wondering what causes this disorder. Well in order to properly contend with your sleeping problems, you need to become a sleep detective. Many of these cases are caused by emotional issues such as stress, depression, and anxiety. Your sleep routine, daytime habits and physical health may also play a part in this mystery. Try to identify all the possible causes of your sleeping problem. Once you identify contributing factors, we can get to work in helping you find RELIEF.

Causes:

* Are you under a lot of stress?
* Are you depressed?
* Do you feel emotionally flat and hopeless?
* Do you have difficulties with chronic anxiety or feelings?
* Have you recently been put through a traumatic experience?
* Are you taking any medications that could be affecting your sleep?
* Are you spending enough time in the sunlight during the day and darkness at night?
* Do you try to go to bed and get up around the same time every day?

These are definitely some points to consider and issues that neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) can help with.

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When should I talk to someone about this? If Insomnia makes it difficult for you to work during the day, set an appointment to discuss your sleep issues. This will help you decide on options that work for you. If we suspect a sleeping disorder such as sleep apnea, you may be referred to a sleep center for special testing.

Some of the things you are doing to cope with your disorder may be worsening it. For example, if you are taking sleeping pills or using alcohol to fall asleep, this will disrupt your sleep even more in the long run. If you drink excessive amounts of coffee during the day, it will become harder to fall asleep during the evening.

Edge Neuro Fitness can help you create and take the steps you need to train your brain and get better sleep. Neurofeedback is all about brain training. Training your brain may sound simple, but just like any other training it takes time. This process is the best alternative to medications. It won’t just put a bandage on your symptoms, we can get to the root of the problem, hook you up, and let your brain work it out! Contact us to find out how we can help you with your Insomnia Symptoms.