Get the benefits of 2 hours of restorative sleep in 20 minutes with NuCalm.
NuCalm has many potential benefits beyond just helping people overcome dental anxiety. In fact, many people like to use it for other reasons, including the ability to improve sleep. The problem with trying to improve sleep is that there’s only so much you can do. Focusing on sleep and trying hard to sleep better can often have the opposite effect. You end up stressing about sleep, and then you have a much harder time falling asleep.
For many people, this is the effect of sleep apps. People get the apps to try to help them sleep, but end up becoming stressed that they can’t hit the numbers they want.
So what makes NuCalm different? NuCalm can actually do what you can’t: it can reach into your autonomic nervous system (your involuntary nervous system) and essentially flip on the sleep switch.
How NuCalm Sets You up for Sleep
NuCalm is designed to put your body into a state of parasympathetic nervous dominance. The parasympathetic nervous system is the part of your involuntary nervous system that controls your resting bodily functions. It slows your heart rate, works to conserve energy, and controls the midbrain’s release of neurotransmitters that promote an excited state. The sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system puts you in fight or flight and the parasympathetic branch puts you in rest and digest mode.
One of the stages in NuCalm is the supplementation of vital neurotransmitters that help promote sleep, including the vital amino acids GABA, L-Theanine, and L-Tyrosine. GABA is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter, which puts your body on a glidepath to the first stage of sleep. Putting it another way, adrenaline is the gas pedal and GABA is the brakes.
This process is facilitated by the neuroacoustic entrainment used in NuCalm. These are the differential beats that are used between the two channels (left and right) in the headphones to guide the brain to alpha and theta brainwave function. These frequencies are the equivalent to meditation or being at the edge of sleep. NuCalm grooms the neural pathways and re-trains your body to achieve the first stage of sleep, making it easier to cross over into deeper stages when you actually sleep.
Getting Stress out of the Way
Another key component of NuCalm’s sleep benefits is the ability to lower stress. Stress makes it hard to sleep at night. Stress makes your brain active. When your brain is active, falling asleep is unlikely, and getting a healthy night’s sleep is nearly impossible.
Using NuCalm can help lower your stress by turning off the stress response at its source in the midbrain. You can tell yourself not to worry – you can tell yourself not to feel stressed, but NuCalm gets it done without any effort on your part… and the result can be a dramatic improvement in the quality of your sleep.
A New Approach to Stress and Sleep
We’re only beginning to understand the benefits of NuCalm and improved sleep. After a brief examination of volunteers using NuCalm, Harvard Medical School statistical physicist and sleep researcher Dr. C.K. Peng said, “Our preliminary results indicate that the NuCalm system could be a powerful tool for stress intervention and sleep quality improvement.”
If you want to learn how your sleep could benefit from NuCalm, contact a local NuCalm provider today.