The large majority of people prefer to listen to binaural beats music with some form of music overlay that masks the frequency track underneath.This is because listening to a pure tone isn’t to everyone’s taste. However, some people do enjoy the hypnotic properties of the naked tone, and some purists may argue that this is how binaural beats should be listened to.
Research conducted on Zen Buddhist monks demonstrated high-level gamma wave synchrony, a state associated with robust brain function and the synthesis of conscious activity. The findings were published in the National Academy of Sciences and make for interesting reading in terms of training the brain through meditation.
Delta brainwaves are most abundant in deep sleep (stage N3), an important regenerative period where the body heals and repairs itself. Without enough of this deep sleep, we are unable to properly recover and heal. The first cycle of Stage N3 sleep lasts around 45-90 minutes, and the cycles get shorter as your night’s sleep goes on. As we age, we experience less deep sleep, to the point where at an old age we may experience little to none.
Alpha brainwaves are associated with stress reduction, relaxation, flow, and positive thinking. Using binaural beats has become a popular way to encourage the brain to produce more Alpha waves and enable a listener to access these positive mental states. In 2017, the effect of Alpha waves binaural beats audio was studied at the Department of Electronic Engineering and Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology in Malaysia.
Listening to binaural beats is quite straightforward: You simply put on your headphones, press play and relax. However, there are some best practices that will help you get more out of your listening experience and achieve greater benefit from the music. In this guide, we’ve covered all the common questions we get from users.
The human hearing range of 20-20,000 Hz refers to the sound you hear, the ‘pitch frequency’. With brainwave entrainment music, brainwaves are not stimulated by the pitch (the sound), but by the frequency of the beat/tone; that is how often it cycles/vibrates per second.