7 Healthcast: Music brain
She says music has broken her three-year battle with insomnia and enabled her to toss her sleep meds.
She's a big fan of the artist too- it's herself.
Instead of hitting a recording studio, Marlene headed to a psychologist who placed sensors on her head and recorded her brain waves while she relaxed for five minutes.
"The waves are turned into a mathematical formula and changed to classical piano sounding music," said licensed psychologist Susan Klear.
A few weeks later Marlene received a CD. The tunes aren't exactly catchy!
"There are a number of discords," Bjornsrud said.
But she didn't have to listen too long.
"I never got to the end of the five or six minutes of music and I would be sound asleep," Bjornsrud said.
Klear has helped record brain music for 30 patients.
"It's been 82 to 85 percent effective in clinical trials," Klear said.
Marlene admits she was skeptical at first, but after months of restful nights, she's convinced brain music therapy has helped her finally get some ZZZ's.
Brain music has helped Marlene do more than just get to sleep at night. She says she doesn't like to fly, but listening to her CD helps her calm down and relax before a flight.(Copyright 2008 Sunbeam Television. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)