When we talk about binaural beats, or tones, or brainwave entrainment as a whole, we’re simply taking about frequency, or frequencies. Unsurprisingly, most people don’t really know what this means.
The Solfeggio scale has become very popular in the last few years, with many turning to this ancient scale for its purported healing properties. We even use this scale to tune our instrumentation and complement the desired outcome of our wellbeing audios. But what is this scale and where does it come from?
When it comes to health and personal development, we all want fast results, we all want a short cut.
But everything has its limit, and not everything can be rushed. The short answer to how long should I listen to binaural beats is this.
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.
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.