INSOMNIA AND POOR SLEEP
There are innumerable amount of reasons people have difficulty falling and staying asleep. Psychiatric and medical conditions, like anxiety or trauma are among the most common issues that create poor sleep. With anxiety, the brain has difficulty shutting off, so thoughts race, bad feelings take over, and the person may become so stressed that sleep is elusive. Sleep is essential for everyday functioning. It helps with concentration, judgement, good decision making, and many other executive functions that help us be effective throughout the day. The side effects on the brain of little to no sleep are extensive as well, outside of poor functioning throughout the day. Memories aren't consolidated, healing and filing decreases
BRAIN WAVE PATTERNS IN INSOMNIA AND POOR SLEEP
Generally, when someone experiences poor sleep it is often the result of a brainwaves found in different stages of sleep. During sleep, the brain stem generates delta waves and resonates with cortical generators. It is important for regulating consciousness and sleep. If she is not properly resourcing then insomnia or difficulty with sleep may occur. Often pituitary and hormonal functions influence delta. Irregularities in these functions may be manifested in delta wave abnormalities. Delta and theta are present in all stages of sleep except REM sleep where alpha dominates, if a person is low in these frequencies then sleep difficulty is inevitable. This may be due to the brains inadequate resourcing leading to poor sleep quality.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEUROTHERAPY
Direct Current Stimulation has the ability to quiet neuronal bundles associated with increased vigilance in the brain. This method quiets the brain down making it possible to fall asleep and stay asleep. Additionally, with Alternating Current Stimulation, Neuromodulation pulses in the frequencies associated with sleep quality, such as, delta and theta bandwidths.