Falling Asleep with Binaural Beats
If your day has been crazy and taxing, you may find it difficult to unwind when it comes to bedtime. Which means you won’t be getting the rest you need.
The answer lies in the delta brain waves in your mind, or rather the lack of them. According to recent studies, the absence of delta waves is what is preventing you from getting into the calm state of mind that is so conducive to sleeping.
Ways to get to sleep
There are many suggestions for helping you to fall asleep. Just before bedtime, for instance, you can try jotting down what’s troubling you. This helps stop your monkey brain from acting up and depriving you of a tranquil state of mind.
Other suggestions include taking a warm drink to calm down and making your bedroom more conducive to sleep. You would also not
A stronger alternative is to take medication. But as you’re taking in a chemical substance, it may not be so good for your body. Drugs can also make you dependent on them, making it counterproductive in the long run.
Binaural Beats — A Sounder Approach
Binaural beats are one form of brainwave entrainment which can synchronize your brain waves to a state that is conducive to sleep.
Software programs producing binaural beats produce sounds of two different frequencies and broadcast each sound to your left and right ear. The brain compensates by creating a third sound whose frequency is the difference between the two sounds. This is the binaural beat that will entrain your brain.
An EEG or electroencephalogram measuring brain waves has revealed that our brain frequencies fall into a range corresponding to different states of mind.
The deep dreamless sleep of the delta state (> 40 Hz) lies at one end while the hyper gamma state (< 40 Hz) lies at the other. In between are the beta, alpha and theta states. During deep rest, the human brain creates extremely low frequency electrical patterns, much lower than 4 Hz.
When we relax and close our eyes, your mind goes into the alpha state. It then passes from this state into the theta state from which one can be stirred up quickly. Frequencies of brain waves are greatly reduced in the delta state which characterizes deep slumber.
Binaural beats can bring your brain from the frequency it is at currently down to the delta frequency.
Tuning in to binaural beats regularly will also help your mind to develop brand-new neural paths, efficiently re-modelling your human brain to help you get to sleep easier and quicker.