Are you suffering from Insomnia? Not getting enough sleep? There is a relaxing, natural solution for deep sleep that is becoming widespread and getting the recognition it deserves: Binaural Beats.
Luckily, there are countless solutions for low quality sleep and one of them is using relaxing music with Binaural Beats embedded in the background. Binaural Beats are only helpful when used with headphones. More on this method and its advantages below, but now, let’s see what sleep issues look like in real life:
You counted more than five thousand sheep and still had trouble falling asleep. You ate the leftovers of the pizza from dinner, hoped that would help you to get sleepy. You then got back to bed, got up again frustrated, moved to the couch, rest your head, and pray that this nightmare will be over because you have to wake up in just a few hours.
For many of you, this scenario happens every single night. It doesn’t matter how tired or exhausted you feel. You just can’t seem to fall asleep or stay asleep.
We spend approximately 25 years of our life in sleep. Even though many might consider this as a complete waste of time, this is one of the most important activities for our mental, emotional, psychological, and physical health.
Deep high-quality sleep is one of the foundations of good health. Studies show that there is a direct correlation between sleep deprivation to many diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular, Alzheimer's, weight gain, depression, and more. Binaural Beats can help to soothe anxiety and depression as well and boosting mental focus.
In addition, the body can heal and repair some physical illnesses and damages without medications. It can do all that thanks to a free and totally available staple: Sleep.
The Main Causes For Sleep Disorders
There are so many causes of sleep deprivation that I won’t cover all of them in this article. But whatever the cause is — Binaural Beats can be what you are looking for.
In ancient times, humans went to sleep according to a fixed biological clock: with sundown, and the next day they woke up with the sunrise. Today, the reality is completely different.
We live in a world where external background noise is always present and resonates with us wherever we are. That noise can be the laptop screens, fluorescent lights, and vibrating phones. The ongoing flickering, which is unbearable noise for the brain, sabotages our ability to sleep deeply as we should and need.
Another type of noise comes from the inside and it is the chatter in our head. Our busy lives have so many different stressors, at work, family drama, childhood trauma, worrying about our loved ones, unpaid bills, uncompleted daily errands, and etc.
That annoying internal tension causes our limbic system to stay turned on more frequently than it should and we become hyper-vigilant. As the fight or flight mode is active, we produce more stress hormones and this loop repeats itself daily.
All of these are unpleasant inside irritants that mess up your sleep cycle and your ability to fall asleep right away or stay asleep long enough to gain the full benefits.
Sleep Cycles: The Stages of Sleep
Sleep is not a passive state but an active process that involves meaningful physical changes in the organs. The sleep course consists of cycles that last between 90 to 100 minutes.
Our sleep can be divided into several stages that can be divided into two main groups: Non-Rapid Eye Movement (NREM) and Rapid Eye Movement (REM).
The last sleep phase is the most important one and it is related to deep sleep. The body enters this stage only after a few consecutive hours of sleep. The brain then functions on Delta brain waves and that is when the dreams take place.
Also, during this sleep stage, the natural and beneficial processes occur like the body systems regulation, strengthening the immune system, digestion (rest and digest), and so on.
When we experience restful, high-quality sleep on a regular basis, that significantly contributes to good health, high function ability during the day improved decision making and better handling of life situations.
The sleep stages are imperative for maintaining the brain energy, emotional and mental stability, and high cognition.
What Are Binaural Beats?
Our brain produces electrical activity 24 hours a day. This activity can be measured as brain waves, in which each frequency represents a different state of consciousness.
Many studies show that you can influence the brain state via certain sounds, beats, and music. This technique is called Brainwave Entrainment and can be highly beneficial if used correctly.
Binaural Beats are created when presenting the ears with two different frequencies.
In 1839 the German scientist William Dove firstly discovered that if you one is exposed to certain beats for each ear separately, you can rapidly shift the brainwaves activity and by that — alter the mood and consciousness. How cool is that?
He called this technique “Binaural Beats” because the frequencies operate simultaneously and dually on the two ear canals.
The beats sort of mix in the brain, so if you introduce 100 Hz to one ear and 110 Hz to the other ear — the brain will create on its own the difference. Meaning — it will create the Alpha Waves frequency, which is 10 Hz.
For this reason, when listening to relaxing music tracks with Binaural Beats, make sure to put headphones on, otherwise, you’ll miss the effect.
The Role Of Binaural Beats For Sleep Aid
The healing Binaural sounds are proven effective to support treatments for multiple conditions, including insomnia and inability to fall asleep.
The binaural beats vibrations that are presented to the brain can encourage the production of chemicals in the body like endorphins, growth hormones and induce relaxation that can be tremendously helpful for sleep problems.
Science shows that exposure to binaural beats can create changes in the brain’s degree of arousal. Listening to these sounds that create a low-frequency tone, research indicates, triggers a slow-down to brainwave activity — and that may help you relax, and make it easier for you to fall asleep and sleep more soundly.
When choosing Binaural beats to treat sleep issues, make sure to use sessions with Delta waves.
Delta waves range between 0 to 4 Hz. They are considered to the most calming vibrations in the brain waves and they appear mostly during sleep when the body repairs itself.
Like all the slow waves, they are produced in the right hemisphere of the brain but can be spotted in different locations in the brain, depends on the consciousness state.
Binaural beats that contain Delta waves help the listener to tune into this soothing, deeply relaxing stage and shift its awareness effortlessly and quite rapidly.
It doesn’t take the brain long to sync with the Binaural Beats frequencies and whenever you experience sleep disorders, simply play a well-made Binaural music track.
I also recommend choosing a session that contains subliminal messages, to strengthen the impact of the Binaural beats. Get access now to my soothing brainwave meditations here.
These hidden affirmations combined in these programs can send the messages to the brain that you are relaxed and at ease and that is it safe for you to fall asleep.