LOS ANGELES NEUROFEEDBACK CENTER
LANC & INSOMNIA TREATMENT
You or a loved one struggles with sleepless nights, leading you to search for insomnia treatment. Insomnia is a sleep disorder where people may have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep as long as desired. Insomnia can lead to depression, anxiety, migraines & physical pain, illness, and breakdowns in career and relationships. Many of these disorders are also amongst insomnia causes, as well as environmental issues, jet lag, and disambiguation.
Many insomnia treatments may only mask the problem or may not go deep enough to shift the nervous system. LANC’s direct neurofeedback (DNFB) can be a holistic and enduring solution for sleepless nights by resetting the stress and sleep disorder at the source: the brain waves and nervous system. LANC’s DNFB can help sleep disorders in children, delayed sleep phase disorder, sleep deprivation, tiredness, circadian rhythm sleep disorders, sleep onset insomnia, insomnia and anxiety, insomnia and depression, and jet lag recovery.
With nearly a decade in the field, LANC’s mission remains to provide relief to you and yours who seek insomnia treatment.
INSOMNIA CAUSES & EFFECTS
Evidence suggests people with insomnia have a ten-fold risk of developing depression. Insomnia and depression often go hand in hand. Often, insomnia and depression are not something we will away. Depressed clients can suffer from a range of insomnia symptoms, including difficulty falling asleep (sleep onset insomnia), difficulty staying asleep (sleep maintenance insomnia), unrefreshing sleep, and daytime tiredness. LANC’s Direct Neurofeedback often helps clients recover from depression.
NSF’s 2006 Sleep in America poll of adolescents revealed that among those who reported feeling unhappy, 73% reported not getting enough sleep at night. Other common emotional and psychological insomnia causes include anger, worry, grief, bipolar disorder, and trauma. Because Direct Neurofeedback works directly on brainwaves and can cause shifts in Hz, let’s overview the sleep stages importance to your health and productivity.
“I didn’t know how to cure insomnia. I lived with it for so many months! I am blown away by the results from LANC’s direct neurofeedback protocol. It’s weird to think I ever had insomnia because falling and staying asleep seems so natural now. So grateful for this Center.”
– ANN, LANC WEST LA CLIENT
SLEEP STAGES & BRAINWAVES
Research shows the brain operates roughly in a 0-30 Hz range:
DELTA (.5-3 Hz)
The state of deep dreamless sleep that is needed for the body to rest, regenerate and recover. The body produces HGH in delta sleep and other youth promoting hormones. Seasoned meditators can achieve delta in waking state.
THETA (3-7.5 Hz)
A state of deep relaxation just before you are drifting off to sleep. Theta is associated with deep relaxation, meditation and creativity.
ALPHA (7.5-12 Hz)
Alpha is the commonly acknowledged relaxed state of mind. It is associated with relaxation, a pleasant mood, and overall stress-free state of mind. Some enter alpha state while watching TV.
BETA (12 Hz – 30 Hz)
Beta is the normal waking and active consciousness state when are minds are busy and working. High Beta can result from stress or an overactive and worrying mind. While this state is good for working and getting things done, most of us spend far too much time in the Beta range leading to high levels of stress, anxiety and eventually to fatigue.
When choosing insomnia treatment, you want something that reminds your brain how to access and remain long enough in alpha, theta, and delta frequencies.
TRADITIONAL INSOMNIA TREATMENT
Traditional insomnia treatment often involves pharmacological (drug) treatment. Prescription medication often takes weeks to adjust to and some clients must try many medications before finding one that works. The medications often suggested for insomnia are used to treat other disorders, like depression and anxiety. These drugs may worsen insomnia and must be monitored for unwanted side effects. Moreover, medications can require ongoing use and investment. Pharmacological treatment can create a dependency and be grueling to stop taking.
Other traditional insomnia treatment can include cognitive behavioral therapy and identifying and treating underlying causes. This can be effective for insomnia treatment; however, it can also be a struggle for the client who is functioning subpar due to the lack of sleep and disruption. Natural remedies for insomnia include improving sleep habits with relaxation techniques like progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing, essential oils and aromatherapy, exercise, avoiding caffeine, hypnosis, light therapy, audio recordings, sleep restriction, and biofeedback.
INSOMNIA NATURAL REMEDIES
LANC’s DNFB can be added to the list of insomnia’s natural remedies as DNFB is safe and holistic. While binaural beats and relaxation methods can be useful, the uniqueness of LANC’s DNFB is the precise customization to your brain waves at this exact moment in time. This customization saves you trial, error, and wasted effort. Our DNFB software reads your unique frequency of brain waves by the millisecond and customizes an ultra-low micro signal directly back to the brain. LANC’s Direct Neurofeedback is thought to be so effective in comparison to general relaxation attempts because of this precise customization, changing every millisecond.
The brains of insomniacs’ “freeze” in a dysfunctional homeostasis (much like a computer freezes). This frozen state confuses or disarranges the individual’s brainwaves. LANC’s DNFB briefly stimulates the brain at a micro-level, creating a temporary fluctuation in brainwaves. This allows the brain to reset or reorganize itself, thus releasing itself from its frozen or stuck patterns. This is analogous to re-booting a frozen computer. Healthy, functional brainwave patterns are flexible and resilient. When there is a tiny fluctuation they automatically spring back to their healthy patterns.
LANC’S DIRECT NEUROFEEDBACK & INSOMNIA HELP
Direct Neurofeedback resets the stress and sleep disorder at the source: the brain waves and nervous system. Other insomnia treatments may only mask the problem or may not go deep enough to shift the nervous system.
The brains of insomniacs “freeze” in a dysfunctional homeostasis (much like a computer freezes). This frozen state confuses or disarranges the individual’s brainwaves.
LANC’s Direct Neurofeedback briefly stimulates the brain at a micro-level, creating a temporary fluctuation in brainwaves. This allows the brain to reset or reorganize itself, thus releasing itself from its frozen or stuck patterns. This is analogous to re-booting a frozen computer. Only frozen, stuck patterns are affected. Healthy, functional brainwave patterns are flexible and resilient. When there is a tiny fluctuation they automatically spring back to their healthy patterns.
The changes from a Neurofeedback session are temporary until you have completed enough sessions that the new neural pathways are formed, in total 20 sessions.
Direct Neurofeedback can help sleep disorders in children, delayed sleep phase disorder, sleep deprivation, tiredness, circadian rhythm sleep disorders, sleep onset insomnia, insomnia and anxiety, insomnia and depression, and jet lag recovery.
DIRECT NEUROFEEDBACK SESSION EXPECTATIONS
LANC’s Direct Neurofeedback stimulates the brain, which can balance brain chemistry organically. Sessions are 20-30 minutes long, and the client remains passive, sitting back and relaxing in a comfortable chair. In cases of “mild” insomnia, positive results can often be seen as early as the first few sessions. It is not uncommon for a client to experience a feeling of lightness and relaxation in the very first session.
While this effect is temporary, follow-up sessions encourage the brain to develop and access the new pathways it has discovered until they become “permanent.” As these sessions only last about 30 minutes and are usually done twice a week for the first three weeks, improvement may be seen quite quickly–especially when compared to medication and/or psychotherapy. If you are pursuing behavioral therapy as well as direct neurofeedback, you may find that you are able to “get out of your own way” and make progress more quickly.
This initial intake session is $89 at our West LA office and $149 at our South Bay office and is the first step toward lasting insomnia help. Now you know how to get insomnia help, schedule today!
LOS ANGELES NEUROFEEDBACK CENTER TEAM
WEST LA OFFICE
11620 Wilshire Blvd 9th Floor, LA, CA 90025
Phone: (323) 705-3031
Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 7:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 6:30pm
SOUTH BAY OFFICE
2200 Pacific Coast Hwy STE 102, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Phone: (323) 705-3031
Tuesday: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Friday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
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