“39-year-old woman had sleepless nights since her pregnancy. She tried medication without success. After 4-5 sessions she started to have some really good nights. Then, at around 10 sessions, she experienced deep sadness about a lost love and some bad memories from her childhood came up, where she felt really lonely. At around 20 sessions, she slept like a baby, but this didn’t last. She came every 3 weeks, then every 4 weeks, and after a total time of 1 year the good nights stayed with her. She called me her hero!”
“A woman had 15 years of a bad sleep-pattern: sleeping 3 hours a day, waking up at 2am and not being able to sleep again. After 7 sessions she started to sleep 7 hours, non-stop. All symptoms disappeared gradually: depression, suicidal feelings, dizziness, etc. She is still stable and taking no medication 4 years later.”
“A client who woke up every night for the last 25 years could sleep for the whole night after 10 sessions. “
“A 35-year-old male experienced trauma after the death of a brother happened 10 years before in horrible circumstances. He had been unable to get to sleep since and had severe depression. He tried all the drugs and methods for sleep, even hypnosis. After the 3rd session, he slept 5 hours straight! At the 6th he fell asleep during the session. His depression improved and self-esteem grew. He focuses his life objectively and lives in the present. Today he is considered a happy man!”
Natural Sleep Rhythms: From Cells to Behavior
How NeurOptimal® potentially interfaces with, and restores, natural sleep rhythms. New evidence mapping cellular networks underlying the brain’s circadian timing nucleus has provided a potential locus of control for the human circadian rhythm (HCR). This network provides a biologically plausible regulatory site for external influence of the HCR-notably pharmacologic agents, environmental influence, and particularly salient to this presentation, NeurOptimal®.
Dr. Ed O’Malley, Ph.D, FAASM (PhD in Neurobiology at Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences; postdoc in EEG brain-mapping and clinical fellowship for board certification in Sleep Medicine (NYU School of Medicine); Director, Norwalk Hospital Sleep Disorders Center for 12 years-pioneered neurofeedback for insomnia).
Effectiveness of Neurofeedback Training In Chronic Insomnia
Okunola O,1 O’Malley E,2 O’Malley M2
(1) Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, Connecticut, Norwalk, CT, USA, (2) Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT, USA
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