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That's why [Galina Mindlin] hopes brain music therapy, which has been used in this country for a few years, will help the sleepless population. Here's how the treatment works: The patient wears a rubberized mesh cap that is hooked up to a computer. The computer uses an algorithm to convert the brain waves to classical music. The result is a personalized CD with two tracks - a relaxing 12-minute track for before bed and an activating one (lasting three minutes) that gets you going in the morning.
The treatment costs $550, which may sound like a lot for a CD. But Karen Goldberg of North Woodmere says it's worth every penny. The elementary school teacher had had trouble sleeping since she was a child but didn't want to rely on pills. She completed an hour- long procedure with Mindlin and found that the CD worked within the first week. "I thought it was an easy solution to a very big problem, because it's so easy to pop that CD in and let everything relax."
Then they tried the Anti Snor Therapeutic Ring (www.snorenomore.net). According to the company, the ring, which has two bumps on the inside, uses acupressure - an ancient Chinese healing art that applies pressure on different parts of the body to relieve stress. In this case, the ring is worn on the little finger. [Michael Galindez] says he felt no discomfort, while [Evania Vasquez] noticed an immediate difference: "He snored in the beginning for about an hour, and then it got lower, as though someone turned the volume down."