If you live in North Chicago and are reading this at 3 am in the morning, chances are you may suffer from insomnia or some form of sleep disorder. But consider this: Insomnia can lead to bigger problems such as fatigue, lack of focus, short temper, forgetfulness and mental fog. It is important to determine the root cause of your sleep problems to have any chance to beat it.
When a condition occurs regularly and in a set pattern, it usually signals a chronic condition that goes much deeper…and a lack of sleep may just be a by-product of that core problem.
To determine if a bigger issue is at play, me must first determine the cause of insomnia. Here are 4 main causes of insomnia and sleep disorders:
REACTIVE – A response to stressful or traumatic events
HABITUAL – Poor evening habits or lifestyle choices
METABOLIC – Internal body changes or diet choices
NEUROLOGICAL – Brain imbalances and irregular brainwaves
Reactive could be a temporary problem or setback, meaning you might overcome it eventually. Habitual can be both temporary or permanent, depending if you plan on making the necessary lifestyle changes to fix it. Metabolic is more often than not a chronic issue, which means it will not go away on its own. And neurological is definitely a chronic issue, as brainwaves have been permanently altered.
If insomnia or sleep problems are not improving, it may be time for professional help. Neurofeedback is one option that has been clinically proven to reduce or eliminate the triggers of insomnia. This computer based technology has decades of research and case studies to support it. The process is safe, non-invasive and drug free.
Speak one-on-one with Dr. Kim Martin.
Your evaluation includes:
• Cognitive assessment
• Private consultation to review results