What are binaural beats?
Binaural beats are two tones being played with a slightly different frequency (Hertz - Hz), in each ear. These two tones are played rhythmically, one is slightly higher or lower than the other. The difference in frequencies creates the illusion of a third sound -- a rhythmic beat. For example, you hear 14 Hz in your left ear and 14.5 Hz in your right, then your brain creates a third tone of 0.5 Hz. This process creates brain waves, which will give you more relaxation or a better focus.
Brain waves operate in 5 different frequencies:
- Delta waves: Binaural beats in the delta pattern operate at a frequency of 0–4 Hz with links to a dreamless sleep.
- Theta waves: Practitioners set binaural beats in the theta pattern to a frequency of 4–8 Hz. Theta patterns contribute to improved meditation, creativity, and sleep in the rapid eye movement phase.
- Alpha waves: Binaural beats in the alpha pattern are at a frequency of 8–14 Hz and encourage relaxation.
- Beta waves: Binaural beats in the beta pattern are at a frequency of 14–30 Hz. This frequency range may help promote concentration and alertness.
- Gamma waves: This frequency pattern accounts for a range of 30–100 Hz. Very vigilant, high consciousness, memory
Most beneficial results will be achieved by using your headphone.