Understanding What Brainwave Entrainment Can Do For You

Scientific research has demonstrated that brainwaves fluctuate according to the type of activities and the different states of mind we engage through day and night. If an individual is in a hurry, his or her brainwaves are likely to be in the beta range of frequencies – that is, between 14 and 30 hertz or oscillations per minute. As far as brainwaves are concerned, this is a fast and alert state of mind. When that same individual slows down, arrives home and takes a relaxing bath, for example, his or her brainwaves will also loose some of their speed to reach the alpha range – between 8 and 13 hertz – if the relaxation is deep enough. The alpha range of frequencies is more creative, less linear and allows for more free associations to be made in the brain.

And so it goes for everything we go through: our brainwaves perfectly match and dictate our moods at any given time. This is where brainwave entrainment comes in. It is a type of audio technology consisting of sound tones which are repeated for various amounts of time. These tones are of particular frequencies. Some are in the alpha range, others in the even slower and deeper theta. As an individual listens to these tones, what occurs is that brainwaves synchronize themselves with the frequencies of the sounds. If a man has trouble sleeping and listens to a brainwave entrainment recording featuring the same frequencies which are occurring during deep sleep, it will be much easier for him to finally fall asleep. If a woman is trying to bring about significant changes in her life but has trouble focusing, a brainwave entrainment manifestation meditation would help to get her in a focused state of mind.

Brainwave entrainment is not as strange as it may sound. It is actually used in therapeutic environments and has been under research for more than 170 years. One simply needs to find a quiet time to listen to the sounds with headphones and allow the tones to shift one’s state of mind. There currently exist two popular types of brainwave entrainment technology on the market: binaural beats and isochronic tones. The former is more well known and has been around for a long time while the later is newer and brings about more powerful effects.