"Head Trauma Disrupts Good Sleep"
"Head Trauma Results in Brains that Waste Mental Energy"
"Mental Fatigue Results from Brains that Waste Mental Energy"
Our Point of View
Concussion is one form of Traumatic Brain Injury. Physical impact damages brain cells and brain cell networks resulting in diminished physical performance and cognitive function. Concussed brains can be plunged into persistent stress response of the Sympathetic Nervous System. Injured brains enter into a brain state of concern and worry. Concern and worry burn off significant amounts of mental energy leading to mental fatigue and poor sleep performance. Poor sleep is a stressor that reinforces patterns of poor sleep. See TBI / PTSD page.
Our Lesson Plan
Tutor these injured and stressed brains to learn to be efficient during the day and the brains will build up the mental energy reserves necessary to support good stress management and quality sleep performance. Neurofeedback is an assistive technology process that can teach these brains to function efficiently. As these brains begin to learn to use mental energy wisely, they begin to perform sleep better and soon discover more ability to be refreshed, vitalized and perform effectively and successfully. Mental vigor is reinstated and ability to manage stress is improved, lowering the stress response, promoting relaxation and healing.