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.
For a while now people have speculated as to whether binaural beats work properly with noise cancelling headphones. And even if they do, is there some negative impact on the frequencies involved? A simple yes or no can answer this question. But to put your mind at rest, it is important to understand how this type of headphone works.
There are five key types of binaural beats: Delta, Theta, Alpha, Beta, Gamma. Generally speaking, Delta and Theta are considered low-frequency states, Alpha is somewhat in the middle, and Beta and Gamma are high-frequency states.