How do you use Binaural Beats to quickly bring your brain into a relaxed state?
So what is a good way to get our brain calm and clear so that we feel more relaxed and can concentrate better? In other words, how do we get into that relaxed Alpha brain state and lower those fast Beta brainwaves that make us feel tense and stressed. For that, I have a super tip for you! Because you can achieve this with so-called Binaural Beats. You put on headphones and listen to the desired Binaural Beat, that's all. Read more about it below.
Binaural Beats audio tones
Binaural beats are also known as white noise. They are audio tones of a certain frequency that positively affect the brainwaves in your brain. Basically just like meditation has, only now you don't have to do anything. The audio does the work, so to speak, and you don't lose any time because you can do it while doing other things. Just don't listen to Binaural Beats while driving as it might affect your attention to the traffic. All you do is turn on the desired tone that matches the mood you want to experience at that moment. Fortunately, this removes the problem of persistence that people with ADD and ADHD often have ;)
The effect of Binaural Beats
Each binaural beat has its own effect. For instance, one tone can give you an energy boost while another makes you relax and calm your mind. Ideal when you feel sluggish or very stressed. If you suffer from insomnia, there are also suitable binaural beats to listen to. If, on the other hand, you want your concentration to improve because you need to focus, you can listen to the tone that helps with that.
Binaural beats are therefore very interesting to listen to, especially for people with concentration problems, stress, overstrained, busy minds, hyperactivity, memory problems, insomnia and similar complaints. Precisely the complaints that people with ADD and ADHD, as well as high sensitivity and autism, experience quite often. All you do is turn on the desired audio tone and put on your headphones or earplugs.
You can listen to a demo binaural beat below to get an idea.
NOTE: The effect can only occur when listening to Binaural Beats through headphones or earbuds.
How do binaural beats work?
Binaural beats is part of the concept of Audio Visual Entrainment (AVE). AVE implies that light and sound affect our brain activity. Research has shown that the frequency of our brain waves (or Alpha, Beta, Theta, Delta and Gamma.) adapt to the frequency at which sound and light are delivered to the brain. Actually, the brain simply vibrates along to the frequency of light and sound. In English, this is called Frequency Following Response (FFR).
This works as follows. For example, a frequency tone of 400Hz is given to the left ear. The right ear is given a tone of 410Hz. The brain itself now produces a 3rd wave which is the difference of the 2 tones. So your brain now quickly enters a state where it produces brain waves of 10Hz. These 10 Hz. brain waves fall under the Alpha waves. When our brain produces these brain waves, we feel calm and relaxed and have good concentration. If you want to fall asleep right now, listen to Binaural Beats that produce slower Theta waves. You will then easily fall asleep quickly. For every desired state of mind there is a different Binaural Beat my its own frequencies.
However, it is important that you listen to the tones through earbuds or headphones as otherwise the stereo effect is lost, resulting in no effect.
Who are Binaural Beats for?
Anyone can listen to Binaural Beats. It is a scientifically proven method that is safe for any person to use. These Binaural Beats benefit greatly when you suffer from insomnia, stress, hyperactivity or have difficulty learning and being able to concentrate or muster motivation. The well-known symptoms that people with ADD and ADHD experience quite often. It also helps well with fatigue because when your brain enters Alpha state you not only feel relaxed and clear but also much more energetic and your memory works better.
Of course, we as humans can make good use of this natural phenomenon to bring our brain into an optimal state of relaxation and clarity.
By using Binaural Beats, people generally experience the positive effects listed below:
- A tidy, calm and clear brain
- A better mood making you more confident
- Easier to fall asleep
- Easier to deal with (friendlier)
- Mental and emotional stability
- Being able to learn and process information more easily
- Improved concentration
- A better memory
- Energetic/awake but at the same time calm and fulfilled
How do I get Binaural beats?
You can find binaural beats all over the internet. Take a look on youtube. Below is an example.
Do listen only with headphones or earplugs otherwise the desired effect will not occur.
There are also options to listen to Binaural Beats on the internet via youtube, for example. However, the quality of these is usually very poor. In addition, listening to the Binaural Beats through your speaker does not work either. You have to listen to the Binaural Beats through headphones for the desired effect. That's why I put them on my phone.
Medication and supplements
As we all know, usually the first thing psychiatrists think of when diagnosed with ADD or ADHD is medication. This stimulant medication such as Ritalin or Concerta makes the slow Theta brainwaves disappear and give way to more Alpha and Beta brainwaves. In this way, we are suddenly able to focus better and so we will be able to perform better to the expectations of those around us. Because yes, we need to be on time, complete tasks, be motivated, discuss and, above all, be able to hold our attention well. The excessive Theta activity in the ADD and ADHD brain cannot get this done.
So medication may be an option. However, I personally would not choose a chemical stimulant and would rather look for it among natural remedies. LTO3 has turned out to be a good alternative product as a replacement for Ritalin and Concerta. This natural remedy increases the neurotransmitters dopamine in the same way as Ritalin and Concerta do, and this in turn produces more correct Beta and Alpha brainwaves so you can focus and feel calmer. LTO3 is 100% natural and safe and has no side effects and, like Concerta, works for 8 to 10 hours throughout the day. More about LTO3 is here find.
For more tips to relax your brain such as meditations, I recommend you check out the page below. Click on the link:
Besides binaural beats and LTO3, do you have any good tips for people with ADD, ADHD and HSP for better concentration or rest and relaxation? If so, be sure to let us hear from you in a comment below!