What are binaural beats?

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The sensation of auditory binaural beats occurs when two coherent sounds of nearly similar frequencies are presented one to each ear with stereo headphones or speakers.

Binaural Beats

Binaural beats have been known about for many years. In fact the German experimenter H.W. Dove is credited with having discovering the principle way back in 1839.  He found that playing two coherent sounds of similar frequencies into each ear (using stereo headphones) could be made to produce a third  “Binaural Beat” at the desired frequency.

For example, if a frequency of 100 Hz is played in one ear and 104 Hz is played in the other ear, a binaural beat of 4 Hz is created by the brain. Inside the head , the difference between the two tones is realized and a third “Binaural Beat” of 4 Hz is produced. This is equal to the Delta state which is synonymous with deep sleep.

Brainwaves match or “follow” the binaural beat. If the binaural beat is 4 Hz, an increase in brain waves of 4 Hz occurs. This then graduates the persons brainwaves, in his case, to 4 Hz. Binaural beats can also be ‘targeted’ at higher brainwave levels (eg. 18 Hz) to stimulate more brainwave activity. This is particularly useful, for example, in the mornings to wake up ready to meet the day or when you are doing physical exercise. It is known that many students have used binaural beats to help their concentration and help them recall information (which is invaluable for their revision).

The key thing is the brain cannot naturally “hear” very low levels of Hertz so normal pieces of audio (ie. soothing music ,etc.) cannot give the same effect of getting down to, for example, Delta states (of 1- 4 Hz). So if people are struggling naturally to get down to the Delta stages of brainwave activity then normal audio won’t necessarily help as the brain wouldn’t be able to ‘pick up’ those frequencies. By the ingenius method of binaural beats you can ‘reach’ the Delta stages by playing audio at levels that the brain can pick up.

 So what makes listening to binaural beats so effective?

Studies have shown, for example, that a 30 minute session at 5 Hz can replace around 2 to 3 hours worth of sleep. Insomnia can be assisted with a 10 minute burst of 4 Hz and  6Hz, then entering frequencies below 3.5  Hz for twenty to thirty minutes, then settling at around 2 Hz then fading out

How Can Binaural Beats Affect Our Brainwaves?

It is important to note that binaural beats can either relax (lower brainwave activity into the deeper realms of Alpha, Theta & Delta) or stimulate (increase brainwave activity into higher Beta states).
Sleepora is based on using binaural beats (and indeed isochronic tones) for different purposes throughout the day. Very simply binaural beats are used to move a person more towards Beta States when they want more mental activity and Theta and Delta states when then they are relaxing and going to sleep. In essence it works in tandem with people natural circadian (or 24 hour cycle). It is interesting to note this because common misconception is that binaural beats are only designed to relax the mind – not to stimulate it.

The more you experience the program the more your brainwaves will get back into synchronization with your natural sleep patterns. The NLP element as well as helping to reduce stress and anxiety helps to embed these changes at a more subconscious level.

Sleepora is a program designed to help you get to sleep.  It provides information on things that help you sleep, sleeping tips, and combines the latest binaural beat entrainment audio, NLP and Neuroscience.

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