Sleep Management

Evidence-based methods for assessing and improving sleep function of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other cognitive disorders.

Sleep is a vital part of overall health, safety and quality of life, and it is essential for creating and maintaining brain pathways that allow an individual to learn. Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Alzheimer’s Disease, and related disorders often experience symptoms from the spectrum of sleep disorder, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, sleeping too much, and/or not feeling rested after sleep.

Sleep problems related to Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias may be a result of the disease or contribute to its progression—the science is not yet clear. However, we do know that optimizing sleep is critical to symptom management. Recent research also shows that sleep plays a central part in clearing waste products from the brain, including abnormal proteins in Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Kaizen Brain Center assesses and treats sleep function using several modalities:

  • Psychoeducation
  • Nutrition
  • Lifestyle management
  • Medication
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).