Howard Shelley said he still feels like a new — and rested — man more than two weeks after completing an insomnia study at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Shelley, 44, and a phlebotomist at the center (he takes blood samples), was one of 20 participants with moderate to severe insomnia in the first clinical research using a technology — Brainwave Optimization — that helps the brain regain its balance.

Shelley said he had been having problems for several months in falling and staying asleep, which left him getting about 4½ to 5 hours of sleep a night. He said he was getting fatigued during the day, which was affecting his attitude and emotions.