Friday, March 26, 2010

Neurofeedback, Ambien and Sleep

This video of a broadcast on Fox News hits Ambien hard regarding the negative experiences some have had (including depression, sleep walking, sleep driving, and violent behavior). It also shows the kind of neurofeedback I use with my clients, NeurOptimal™ and reports on the positive changes that clients had with their sleep.

I find with my clients that, whatever they came to neurofeedback for, sleep is very often the first thing that improves (emotional reactivity also usually gets better quickly). Changes typically begin to occur after the first session to four or five sessions.

My clients often aren't aware of what good sleep hygiene is. I made a handout for them.  There is a free downloadable PDF copy of it available here on my psychotherapy website. It will tell you what good sleep hygiene is. There are a lot of things you can do (and avoid doing) that promote good sleep.

Good sleep quality and quantity is so important for our physical, mental and emotional well-being. Questions? Please post a comment or question here or email me. I'll answer you within a day.

Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback

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