Q) Is Sleep Recovery the same as over-night sleep labs or sleep apnea facilities?
A) No. Sleep study facilities (labs) are diagnostic only clinics that test for sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, etc. A patient usually sleeps overnight and is given a report in several days letting them know whether or not they have apnea.
What we do is different. We believe that the human brain is so self-intelligent, that given the right brainwave training and feedback, it will move toward and maintain its own level of optimal balance, no matter what the clients’ symptoms are.
And in many cases, a person’s snoring is reduced or eliminated simply by achieving this balance.
This is what makes Sleep Recovery Training so different than most other approaches. We have, however, frequently referred people when necessary for sleep studies, or in some cases, when a clients’ sleep apnea test comes back negative, these same labs will refer people back to us for Sleep Recovery Training.
(If you are a sleep medicine lab, free free to contact us regarding our referral exchange programs).
Q) How many sessions does it take for me to start sleeping better?
A) Although everyone’s neurology is a little different, most people notice a definite improvement in the quality of their sleep in about 2-3 sessions.
Q) Are there any side effects?
A) Virtually none. Occasionally, some clients will experience a mild agitation at the beginning stages of training that usually corrects itself within the first three sessions.
This is just your brain's way of initially acclimating to the training. Typically, only about one out of twenty clients may experience this.
Q. Are the results lasting? How many sessions does it take to get there?
A) We consider normal, healthy sleep will average about six out of seven nights of restful, restorative sleep. Sleep quality is also something many of us tend to forget.
How you feel upon awakening in the morning is the best yard-stick to measure how well you've slept. It's important to count this in addition to how many hours you're actually sleeping as well.
Again, for most people, after 10 sessions your brain is tuned-up and on-going sessions are not necessary. We are still in contact with many past clients as far back as 2008 who tell us they are continuing to sleep well. (Past client references are HIPPA released and available upon request).
Simply put, the human brain is a learning organ. It just loves to learn. And the only thing it loves more than learning, is gaining knowledge about how to operate itself more efficiently. Once your brain learns a new and better way of performing its day-to-day functions, including improved sleep, it will naturally want to follow this pattern on its own.
This is what makes Sleep Recovery Training so different from being dependent upon sleep medications. Your brain wants to sleep more soundly, it just needs the proper neurological training to do so.
Q. Does it work on children and teenagers?
A) Yes, absolutely. We have trained kids as young as 4 years old. And it’s especially helpful for teens. As any parent knows, being an adolescent today is a challenge for both teens and parents. Hormone changes, peer pressure and school stress can take its toll on a child’s ability to sleep properly.
The good news is that Sleep Recovery Training is completely safe and effortless on their part. And usually after five sessions or so most teens, (even the most resistant ones) come to really enjoy training and will usually stop any resistance to the process altogether.
Q. Can training help high school seniors prepare for taking the SAT/ACT exams?
A) The answer to this is a resounding yes! We have had phenomenal success working with this young adult population. In fact, of the international trainers surveyed, the degree of efficacy for focus, concentration and alertness after 10 sessions showed a rate of improvement of 86.1%, with an 82.7% improvement for overall cognitive functioning.
These kids are reporting back that their level of test anxiety and nervousness is greatly diminished both during and after the program. This allows them the use their mental energy reserves for the actual test taking, rather than dividing this energy battling with their “test jitters”.
Q. So how is my progress tracked? Are there tools in the software that show my results?
A) Definitely yes. There’s even a “return map” feature that lets you see your brain actually stabilizing itself in real time. We can also perform a base-line snapshot of your brainwaves just before your first session so we can compare your "before and after" progress as we go long.
However, the human brain is a mysterious organ, and occasionally the statistical data and how a client is feeling don’t always sync up.
That being said, the best way to pulse your results is by how much better you happen to feel over time, how your sleep has improved, and especially how your relationships are improving as you progress in your training.
Q. Can the training help me with my memory problems?
A) It depends upon the origin of the problem. Studies have shown a direct link between poor sleep and non-permanent, short term memory loss.
One study took seven MIT grad students, (physics mathematicians) and fully deprived them of sleep for 48 hours. After two nights of no sleep, they gave them 5th grade math problems to solve and, lo and behold, all seven completely failed the assigned tasks.
These findings prove just how important good sleep is to everyone.
Although we do not diagnose, treat or cure any diseases or disorders at our centers, we do find, in many instances that better quality sleep usually means improved short-term memory.
Q. How well does training work on elderly people?
A) Quite well, but with one caveat. We are not sure exactly why, but it seems to take the elderly brain longer to register results. What would take a fifty year old brain four sessions to start showing results can take a senior client ten. But then again, some older people will notice results quicker than others.
Q. Will my insurance cover any of the cost for training?
A) Sadly not. It seems that most insurance providers prefer sleeping pills over a permanent solution like neurofeedback. Because of this we have created an initial program that consists of only $ 499.00 down for a 3 session trial. This allows new clients to “try out” to program before committing to the remaining 12 sessions.
After 3 sessions, we re-evaluate, and if we’ve seen enough improvement, then and only then would we move forward with the remaining 12 sessions.
The balance of the program after the 3 session trial is $ 1999.00 and can be financed over 3, 6 or 12 months. (OAC) This makes it less of a financial burden on the family to get the needed help for their insomnia and anxiety. Please contact us for more details.
It is our hope that each and every one of our Sleep Recovery client's will invest in their own need to sleep better. The personal and financial losses due to poor sleep and reductions in daily productivity can be very expensive in and of themselves.
It brings us great joy in hearing our clients report how much more smoothly and productive their lives run now that they sleep well, and are off prescription or over-the-counter sleep medications.
Please fill out the form below for a free, no obligation phone consultation. Or Call: 1-888-866-7378 for answers to your questions.
Q. Do you offer gift certificates?
A) Yes. Everyone knows someone or has family members that are having difficulty sleeping these days. Many times we hear that a Sleep Recovery Gift Card was the most precious gift they can remember. You can be confident that your gift recipient will be cared for and assisted with the best we have to offer. Certificates are available for both the 2 session trial and the full 10 session program.
Certificates are fully transferable to anyone 18 years or older. (Minors need written parental approval).
Q. Is Sleep Recovery training a cure for Sleep Apnea or Major Depression?
A) Certainly not. Both sleep apnea and major depression are serious medical conditions that require immediate medical intervention. In our initial client evaluation, we screen (but do not diagnose) for the possibility of these or other medical conditions.
If the possibility that the above conditions may be present, we will not start client training until the appropriate medical diagnosis’s and treatments have been established and written doctor’s clearance for training is provided.
However, it is important to note that once a client is medically treated by the proper healthcare professionals, Sleep Recovery can be an effective solution for increasing both sleep quantity and quality for these clients as well.
Q. Even though I’m on anti-depressants, I still have trouble sleeping. Can Sleep Recovery Training still help me?
A) Definitely yes. Difficulty sleeping can be a common side effect for many of these types of medications. A significant number of our Sleep Recovery clients have improved the quality of their sleep without having to stop or even reduce the anti-depressant medication they’re taking.
But again, any changes in your daily medication dosage must be handled by your doctor or primary care provider.
Q. What other benefits happen with Sleep Recovery Training?
A) Upon initially testing our equipment on friends and family, the first thing we observed was of course the normalization of sleep. The success rate for improved sleep quality was, and is still sustaining itself at about 87-90%.
Interestingly enough though, as the number of sessions progressed, most people began to report the following;
Feelings of contentment and joy in life.
Being able to listen to others more attentively.
Dramatic increases in musical, artistic, and sports performances.
Prolonged states of calmness and relaxation.
Increases in one’s motivation and ability to concentrate on tasks.
Feeling more aligned with, or finding a new purpose in life.