Binaural beats sleep music- so you can rest good tonight
Sometimes just getting in a good night’s sleep is easy. And sometimes all we need is a little push to get that sleep started. Instead of reaching for a nighttime pill, I opt for a little meditation and use music to help clear the mind and just drift off. My usual choice for binaural beats sleep music has a foreground of peaceful music but recently I came across just the binaural beats themselves.
I was a bit skeptical at first but thought I would give it a listen. To make it more interesting, I was in the middle of the day and well rested. I hit play and next thing I knew, I was nodding off. Sitting behind a desk and in a swivel chair. I caught myself less than 5 minutes into the track, and had to stand up, walk around, and get another cup of coffee. So, be warned. The tracks work!
About Binaural Beats
In 1839, Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (a Prussian physicist and meteorologist) discovered the way binaural beats work In 1973 biophysicist Doctor Gerald Oster brought the technology into the mainstream with a paper called ‘Auditory Beats in the Brain’ (Scientific American, 1973).
A binaural beat is an auditory illusion when two different pure-tone sine waves, with frequencies lower than 1500 Hz, and with less than a 40 Hz difference between them, are presented to a listener dichotically (one through each ear).
If a 530 Hz pure tone is presented to your right ear, with a 520 Hz pure tone to your left ear, you “hear” a third tone, along with the two pure-tones. The third sound is the binaural beat, and (in this example) would have a perceived pitch correlating to a frequency of 10 Hz.
Facts about binaural beats:
- Binaural beats therapy has an effect like meditation.
- Binaural beats is a self-help audio technology
- Each range of binaural beats have a specific purpose
- Use when there are no distractions
Five categories of frequency pattern
Delta: set at a frequency of between 0.1 and 4 Hz, which is associated with deep sleep
Theta: set at a frequency of between 4 and 8 Hz, which is associated with sleep in the rapid eye movement or REM phase
Alpha : set at a frequency of between 8 and 14 Hz, associated with relaxed focus
Beta: set at a frequency of between 14 Hz and 30 Hz, associated with focused attention Caution: Beta can also increase anxiety at the higher end of the range.
Gamma: set at a frequency of between 30 Hz and 100 Hz, associated with high level information processing
Before you start
For best results when using binaural beats for sleep, I suggest you schedule 15-30 minutes before you listen to get everything set up and to do some mindful breathing or just to begin allowing yourself to mentally clear and make the best use of your listening time.
And remember, avoid using binaural beats while engaged with tasks that require alertness and full attention, such as driving.
Having a quiet and relaxing place to listen should be a part of your plan, whether it is a comfortable recliner or your bed. Use headphones or earbuds because each ear hears the sounds in a different frequency.
But, if you are like me and do not rest comfortably on your back, you can still use binaural beats. I usually just put the volume to a good level over my speakers. This technically is called monaural beats, the only difference is the two different frequencies are combined and your brain “hears” the third. Just as effective, in my opinion.
To get the full effect of binaural beats as a therapy, practice it for 15-30 minutes every day for 30 to 45 days. Continue to use it regularly as a part of your meditation and relaxation techniques.
Benefits (potentially) can include reduced stress and anxiety. Binaural beats may increase focus, concentration, motivation, and your confidence.
Binaural Beats Sleep Music
And here we go!
Again, this track really worked for me. Make sure you have plenty of time free, just in case! And this one is best if you are new to binaural beats.
If you have used binaural beats, here is the Advanced version. Another one not to listen too unless you are ready to fall asleep!
If you are still with me, it’s either the next morning or you have waited to listen and experience these binaural beats sleep music tracks. Both versions work great for me, I even like them for what I call a Power Nap; great to not lose any of the precious lunchtime!
I do have a Binaural Beats Music Page, with specific frequencies to help with concentration, focus and to relax with. I would love to hear your thoughts on these selections and to hear about the great rest you can now have without one of those little pills, just comment below.
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Walking the Path of Peace,