Condition: Sleep Disorders (Insomnia, Restless Leg Syndrome, and Others)

How does Advanced Biofeedback Center identify sleep disorders, including insomnia and restless leg syndrome?

Before beginning biofeedback training for any type of sleep disorder, you would do well to consult with your family physician, internist, or medical sleep specialist.

Only your doctor can verify if you may need more invasive treatments. Some patients elect to have their tonsils and adenoids removed, if they are obstructing your throat. Sometimes losing weight, quitting smoking, altering the position that you sleep, and other behavioral changes may be sufficient.

If you have been told that you are do not have sleep apnea or any other serious medical problem by a physician, then biofeedback, most likely EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback), would be recommended. There is also research being conducted to suggest that skin surface temperature biofeedback can be used to cool down your "core" while you voluntarily warm your hands and feet.

Before even receiving biofeedback training, you may be referred for a sleep study that involves sleeping at a hospital or sleep laboratory, where your heart (EKG), brain (EEG), oxygen saturation, eye movements (EOG), and other aspects of your physiological functioning will be monitored.