How To Use Binaural Beats?
Discover in this blog how to effectively use binaural beats for personal benefit or for your clients. If you don’t know what binaural beats or brain waves are, make sure to read more about them first. We not only want to share our knowledge but also hear about your personal experiences with this unique tool. Please feel free to share your story in the comments section!
What do you need?
Headphones: Binaural beats are created using two different frequencies, played in each ear – using headphones is a must. Of course, the better the headphones, the better the result.
The right binaural beats: Make sure to use binaural beats that suit your intention. Ensure that you are focusing on the right brainwave among the five options mentioned below.
A comfortable and distraction-free space: It’s important to feel safe and comfortable. When you feel like anyone could walk into the room at any point, it can be difficult to relax.
Enough time: Allow yourself at least 15-30 minutes to experience the benefits.
Comfortable volume: Increasing the volume might be tempting because it can feel more effective, but make sure that the volume you are using is comfortable instead, so you avoid damaging your ears. The volume should be loud enough for you to hear the sound clearly, but not so loud as to cause discomfort or harm.
Choose with or without music: While you can consciously hear the beats better without any music playing, for many people, it is easier to listen to the frequencies when they are surrounded by relaxing music. Choose what works best for you or your client. If you are looking for binaural beats with music, make sure to check our Restful Mind beats.
How to use binaural beats effictively?
There are five widely recognized brainwaves. You can choose the right type of beats to enhance one of these five brainwaves to help you achieve your goals. For example, if you feel like you’re not being creative, you can listen to theta sounds. If you have a client who has trouble sleeping, you can create a sleep hypnosis track with delta beats playing in the background. Choosing the right frequencies is important to make binaural beats effective.
- Gamma 35+ Hz — high-level information processing (not much is known about it)
- Beta 12-35 Hz — normal waking consciousness – state of alert
- Alpha 8-21 Hz — deep relaxation – concentration
- Theta 4-8 Hz — deep meditation and light sleep – creativity
- Delta 0.5-4 Hz — deep sleep – unconscious mind
When should I use binaural beats?
1. To help you sleep better
Studies show that binaural beats can be very effective and make you sleep better by creating delta activity in your brain during deep sleep. Benefits of this include better sleep quality, less sleepiness, reduced stress and anxiety, easier waking up, and feeling refreshed in the morning.
2. In your meditation or hypnosis
Binaural beats can help you get your brainwaves into a meditative state more easily. For your meditation, I suggest you use Theta beats. If you want to go for hypnosis, you could use Delta beats to create a shift in the subconscious. From there, you can enjoy your meditation or hypnosis with ease and reap the benefits.
3. While you study
Binaural beats can positively influence your studies by promoting creativity, reducing anxiety, and enhancing your brain’s ability to memorize. The evidence for this is still limited and of relatively low quality, but the results are promising. Some people experience a significant effect while others become irritated by the sounds during study. Try it out and see if it works for you.
Where to get binaural beats?
Many online places offer binaural beats to listen to. Such as:
If you are looking for royalty-free binaural beats, to use in your own audio recordings and creations or to use with your clients, then browse through our Restful Mind Beats Music.
Maura ten Hoopen is the talented composer and founder of Restful Mind! She pursued her passion for music by graduating from dance music production at the Herman Brood Academy in the Netherlands. Her royalty-free relaxing music is a reflection of her passionate approach to meditation music. She also created a community by starting the Restful Mind blog written by coaches, for coaches.