What is Insomnia

Having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep or feeling tired in the morning in spite of getting a full night’s sleep is referred to as Insomnia. The symptoms of insomnia include difficulty in falling asleep, trouble staying asleep throughout the night, waking up too early in the morning, tiredness in the morning and experiencing poor sleep quality. Insomnia has been classified into two types based on duration – acute insomnia and chronic insomnia. Acute insomnia lasts for a short period – from several nights up to 3 weeks – and resolves itself without treatment, while chronic insomnia lasts for over 3 weeks.

Around 30 percent of adults complain of insomnia, with the condition being more common in groups such as older adults, women, people under stress and individuals with certain medical and mental health problems, like depression. Out of this, at least 1 person has chronic insomnia, which often requires some form of treatment to be resolved.

What Causes Insomnia

There is no single cause for insomnia and the condition is most often associated with other factors, such as stress, other sleep disorders, physical illnesses, mental disorders, medication or substance abuse, environmental factors and unhealthy habits or lifestyle. Stress could be due to various issues, such as work or personal stress, or severe changes, like death, divorce or loss of employment. Sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome, can also cause insomnia or make it worse. People with physical illnesses who experience pain and discomfort may also have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Among mental disorders, depression is a frequent cause of insomnia and people with depression often have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia can also be an unwanted side effect of intake of medications, such as common cold and allergy medicines, antidepressants and medications to treat ADHD, high blood pressure or Parkinson’s disease. In cases of substance abuse, alcohol and sleeping pills are common causes of insomnia, causing frequent awakenings during the night. Caffeine and other stimulants can also prevent individuals from falling asleep. Among environmental factors, disruptions like noise, light or extreme temperatures can interfere with sleep, as well as irregular sleep schedules can prevent an individual from getting restful sleep.

Cerebra’s Treatment for Insomnia

Cerebra TurboBrain’s (CTB) outstanding technology resolves sleep issues by increasing Cerebral Blood Flow into the Pre-frontal cortex. CTB’s cerebral blood flow measuring technology, in which a specially designed sensor sends brain readings to the computer in real time, enables the individual to control the on-screen activity by the mind alone. CTB training helps shut down unwanted mental noise at night, which automatically results in higher delta wave activity in the brain, leading to deeper, sounder sleep. And deeper sleep results in greater formation of inter-cellular connections called synapses, which leads to improved focus, memory, attention, problem solving, better judgement and improved social behaviour in children and adults alike. One of the first effects of CTB training is a sharp improvement in sleep quality….usually this starts to happen from Session 20 onwards, though some trainees report improvements even in as little as 10 sessions.

Cerebra’s suite of brain enhancement and regeneration technologies also includes Cerebra PhotoBioStim (CPBS), which uses coherent light to directly stimulate affected areas in the brain all over the scalp and is transforming the lives of Autistic, hyperactive and mentally retarded children across Asia, including Mumbai and New Delhi.

Please visit the Scientific Research section in the website to read about the vast amount of studies that is being done on CPBS and CTB technologies.

Why Early Intervention Is Important In Treatment for Insomnia

Studies show that insomnia negatively impacts work performance, impairs decision-making and damages relationships. In most cases, individuals suffering from insomnia report a worse overall quality of life. The importance of good sleep cannot be underestimated. It is during sleep that the brain repairs and grows new neurons…think of it as road repairs that take place late at night: unless traffic shuts down, there cannot be any road repair. And if there is no road repair, there will be chaos on the streets the next day. Additionally, brain regeneration through angiogenesis (increased network of capillaries) happens mostly during sound sleep. This makes it vital for individuals suffering from insomnia to seek timely treatment with CTB and CPBS training before their overall quality of life worsens due to the condition.

Please visit the Success Stories section in the website to read heart-warming testimonials of the remarkable benefits being experienced by individuals who are undergoing CTB and CPBS training.