Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Why Binaural Beats Will help You Sleep More Soundly

(Health & Fitness), Your first question maybe something like “What are binaural beats”? The answer is, Binaural Beats are sounds that are not apparent outside the brain, they are produced by sound frequencies alternating from ear to ear.

Binaural beats are used to induce a variety of states of consciousness, there has been some work done in regards to the effects of these stimuli on relaxation, focus, attention, and states of consciousness.

Your brain aligns to the differences of these two aural tones by changing its dominant frequency and effectively altering your state of consciousness this is called brainwave entrainment.

Binaural Beats can be used to induce relaxation to the point that you fall asleep without knowing your asleep. These beats will also block out unwanted noise such as someone snoring or traffic sounds that come from a street. I have used binaural beats for about three months and I have noticed a significant increase in relaxation levels and soundness of sleep.

One place to get free binaural beats is at Idose. You will need an Ipod and some time to relax.

Please let us know your thoughts by leaving comments about these two questions.

Have you used Binaural beats? How have these beats helped you?

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Virginia said...

I am looking into binaural beats for my headaches during pregnancy. I've found very little information regarding the safety of using binaural beats during pregnancy. Have you read anything or have any thoughts on the subject?

J said...

They are unlikely to stop you headaches unless you are prepared to take time to relax/meditate/sleep while you listen to them. Keep the volume down and choose an alpha or theta beat with a soothing background.

These beats are perfectly safe, and not different than frequencies you might encounter in industrial work (for example machinery in a factory or on a boat). It is simply sound. It can influence your dominant brainwave frequency if you allow it to (focus on it, or clear your mind of other distractions). There is a ton more that can be said, but rather check out the Binaural beatbox ( which has complete information and also has links to download mp3's of these beats (these are the beats I use for promoting dreaming, meditation, and falling asleep quickly).

hope this helps,