Binaural Beats for Balanced Brainwaves


 

Binaural Beats for Balanced Brainwaves

 
I subscribe to a website called Examine.com that summarises with peer to peer studies what the evidence says about various nutritional and supplement choices. A while back, they sent through a link about Binaural Beats. I’d heard of Binaural Beats and listened to a few playlists on Spotify. According to examine.com “Binaural beats are an auditory illusion produced by playing two slightly different tones into each ear, and are tuned to the frequency of certain brainwaves to produce a desired effect.” I don’t know if it was the placebo effect or not, however I listened to Binaural Beats before sleeping and while doing focused client work. I found at least 80% of the time for the quality of sleep to improve and be much deeper, and for my attention span to be longer than usual. Binaural frequencies are often set to match certain brainwave frequencies, depending on the desired effect: Delta (1–4 Hz) – Sleep Theta (4–8 Hz) – Sleepiness, meditation Alpha (8–13 Hz) – Moderate alertness, meditation, recall Beta (15–20 Hz) – Focus, sustained thought, excitement Gamma (32–100 Hz) – Learning, problem solving To use binaural beats, tune them to the frequency of a desired brainwave and listen using headphones. A number of binaural beat generators can be found on the internet. There are even some studies with limited evidence of pain reduction for postoperative patients and sufferers of chronic pain. Simply listening to some different frequencies it is claimed to change and “cleanse” your brain waves. Dubious? I was. Give it a shot yourself, look them up on YouTube or Spotify and see if they work for you!

 

Sources:

https://examine.com/supplements/binauralbeats/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26773319/

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03160300

 

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