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Can't sleep? If you're anything like the millions of other people who cope with insomnia, you probably prefer to pop sleeping pills that allow you to doze off, but that also have side effects detrimental to your health.
A lot has been said and written about the side effects of sleeping pills that has forced patients to move on to other alternative medications that work effectively and without any additional side effects. Binaural beats — also known as binaural tones— are the modern-day answer to chronic insomnia treatment and resolving insomnia-related issues without a need to pop those tiny white pills that put you to bed.
Although binaural beats seem like a modern day invention, the fact is that they were discovered in the year 1839 by Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, probably even before sleeping pills were created. The music was used to induce relaxation, meditation and to achieve other desirable mental states. Today, many apps and software make use of binaural beats that are prepared specially to help you not just sleep well, but to clear your mind in just a few minutes. These beats are a scientifically proven "technology" that improves your overall health and thereby dramatically reduces effects of stress in your life.
How Do Binaural Beats Work?
Influencing the functions of the brain through music certainly sounds like an impossible thing, but binaural beats are designed to impact the brain in subtle ways through the entrainment of brainwaves. The effect of the brainwaves depends on the difference in frequencies of each tone. In modern times, brainwaves can be measured using electroencephalograph (EEG). This device measures the amount of brain activity which is measured as the frequency. For instance, if your mind is alert you will witness that your brain frequency is faster compared to when you’re relaxed. The device divides the brain activity into four different brainwaves; beta brain waves, alpha brain waves, theta brain waves, Mu brain waves, gamma brain waves and delta brain waves.
A simple way to demonstrate this effect is to see people dancing. Dancers move to tempo of the music and therefore their movements are faster when the tempo is quick and their movements are gradual when the music slows down.
Curing Insomnia With Binaural Beats
Today, we endure longer working hours and rising living costs and it is no wonder that an increasing number of people are having trouble sleeping. Alack of sleep has also been linked to high blood pressure, anxiety and weight gain. Binaural beats are a holistic approach that can help you to cure insomnia by altering the state of your brain.
This new technology is being used by millions across the globe, allowing them to either increase or decrease their brainwave activity. However, binaural beats or relaxing sleep music is not just used for altering the brainwave activity, but also for different purposes. Different binaural beats serve different purposes allowing you to gradually slip into the deep relaxation mode allowing your body to get sufficient rest that it needs after a long hectic day at work. There are researches that prove that adequate sleep is important to keep us happy.