Attention refers to the mental ability of an individual to focus or narrow awareness on selected stimuli from the external environment or internal moods, thoughts, memories, and physical sensations that are behaviourally relevant from those that are behaviourally irrelevant.
It is a vital component of our day to day functioning and when impacted can lead to significant consequences in our lives.
Attention can be impacted by many variables including anxiety, depressed mood, stress and is a common symptom feature in conditions such as ADHD, Aged related Cognitive Decline, Dementia.
NeuroPerformance will tailor a treatment program geared to improve your attention, drawing on a whole person program that may include Neurofeedback.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is highly associated with the delayed sleep phase disorder, a circadian rhythm sleep–wake disorder, which is prevalent in 73–78% of children and adults with ADHD. Besides the delayed sleep phase disorder, various other sleep disorders accompany ADHD, both in children and in adults. ADHD is either the cause or the consequence of sleep disturbances, or they may have a shared etiological and genetic background.
In a review by Bijlenga et.al 2018, current knowledge on the relationship between the circadian rhythm, sleep disorders, and ADHD is presented and suggests a connection between ADHD symptoms and delayed sleep, ranging from genetics, behavioral aspects, daylight exposure, to the functioning of the eye.
The treatment options at NeuroPerformance will focus on improvement of sleep quality, quantity, and phase-resetting, by means of improving sleep hygiene, chronotherapy, treatment of specific sleep disorders, and by strengthening certain neuronal networks involved in sleep, e.g., by sensorimotor rhythm neurofeedback.