Throughout the day, our mood, state of mind, energy and focus will shift and change according to what we are doing. This shift in attention is reflected in our brainwaves.
Brainwaves are synchronized electrical pulses that are created by neurons firing electrical signals to communicate with each other. Our brainwaves change according to what we are doing, thinking and feeling, the faster the neurons emit the electrical impulses the faster the frequency, alternatively the slower the neurons emit the electrical impulses the slower the frequency. When slower brain waves are dominant (alpha waves), we can feel sluggish, calm, dreamy, on the other hand when higher frequency brain waves are dominant (beta waves), we can feel very alert, stressed, wired.
A delta wave is a type of high amplitude brain wave found in humans. Delta waves have a frequency from one to four hertz and are measured using an electroencephalogram (EEG). These brain waves are thought to emerge from the thalamus and are generally associated with slow-wave sleep (during the third stage of sleep.) This period of time during which delta waves occur is often known as deep sleep.
Many people struggle with sleep and it’s not surprising given our lifestyles. Looking at a computer or a TV screen after dark can stimulate the brain into thinking it’s daylight which can cause us sleep difficulties.
When we were hunters and gatherers, living our lives by the natural cycles of nature, we would wake at sunrise and sleep after dark allowing our bodies to fully restore themselves overnight. When we sleep well our muscles repair and we release hormones that regulate growth and appetite. When we force ourselves to stay up late, or wake up very early our bodies fall out of their natural circadian rhythm and therefore we may either struggle to get to sleep or struggle to wake up in the morning.
How Delta Waves Are Measured
Delta waves were first identified and described in the early 1900s after the invention of the electroencephalogram allowed researchers to look at brain activity during sleep. During sleep, the brain cycles through a number of different stages differentiated from each other by the brain activity that occurs during each stage.
How Binaural Beats Can Help Improve Your Sleep
Let’s talk about how you can use binaural beats delta waves to increase the quality of your sleep.
It is possible to change how we perceive these different brain waves through training, as with any process that changes your perception will change your brainwaves. Binaural beats are ideal for such training as they have the capacity to reduce states of anxiety, increase relaxation, reduce inflammation and much more. Listening to Brainwaves’ binaural beats delta waves for deep healing sleep consistently and regularly before going to sleep can train your brain to enter the wavelength you are targeting, in the case of sleep, Theta or Delta waves.
Binaural Beats Delta Waves for Deep Healing Sleep
Research has shown that listening to low-frequency tones can trigger a slowdown in brain activity that will aid relaxation and sleep. Listening to binaural beats for 10 to 20 minutes will help shift your brain from a conscious state (Beta State or high Beta state) to a more relaxed state such as the Theta or Delta states that are associated with deep sleep. Along with a healthy diet, if you combine binaural beats with a daily meditation practice, you can increase their combined potential benefits and effectiveness.
Listening to binaural beats delta waves for deep healing sleep can not only positively affect your sleep but can also contribute positive effects on reducing stress, it can increase levels of creativity by eliminating stress and pressure from the mind. The binaural beats delta waves for deep healing sleep can also reduce inflammation by reducing your cortisol levels, and can aid towards mental clarity by calming the mind. Some people may experience difficulties meditating, binaural beats can be a very useful tool for this to help you enter into a meditative state by entraining the mind to access a space of relaxation faster and helping you to access and stay in the present moment.