What is brainwave entrainment?

What is brainwave entertainment?

Brainwave entertainment, or otherwise known as brainwave synchronization, causes the frequencies of your brain to synchronize with a beat. It uses specialized software (typically an aural stimulus) to stimulate the brain in order to achieve something called hemispheric synchronization.

Hemispheric synchronization

This sounds a bit complicated, but it really isn’t. It refers to a state when the left and right hemispheres of the brain become similar. Hemispheric synchronization is commonly achieved by certain kinds of people:

People who are more optimistic

Emotionally stable

More resilient to mental illnesses

People who meditate regularly

People who are completely satisfied with their lives in general

Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? But before we go about learning how to achieve hemispheric synchronization, we must first understand the different types of brainwaves and decipher which state is the most ideal without boring you with all the scientific details. These frequencies exist in 5 different forms (in ascending order in terms of pace): Delta, Tetha, Alpha, Beta, and Gamma.

Delta brainwaves (<4 pulses per second):

The brain’s activity is somewhat slow and calm. The brain only enters this state during the deepest stages of sleep.

Theta brainwaves (4-7 pulses per second):

The brain’s activity is a little faster than delta. This happens with deep meditation and can be used for creativity. It’s a state where ideas seem to come to you easily. It’s also the state where you enter REM sleep.

Alpha brainwaves (7-13 pulses per second):

A sign of deep relaxation while still being awake. It’s as easy to achieve as simply shutting your eyes.

Beta brainwaves (13-40 pulses per second):

This is your regular state of mind, probably the state that you’re in right now while reading this article. Insomnia is strongly linked to the brain not entering beta states sufficiently.

Gamma brainwaves (40> pulses per second):

There are only two main instances you’ll find yourself in gamma state; when you’re solving a problem, or afraid. This is the state where your perception is clearest and you’re the most conscious.

How does brainwave entertainment work?

Brainwave entertainment abuses the different states of brainwaves. It intentionally alters your state of consciousness to enter a desired, calm state. A state similarly achieved through deep meditation. But who really has time to master the art of meditating, right? The most common premise of doing this is by using binaural beats.

Binaural beats depends on the difference in frequencies between two different tones to achieve the desired brainwave state. It’s a lot less complicated than it sounds. Basically if you have 200 Hz playing in one ear, and 210 in the other ear, you would have a difference of 10 Hz. This would lead you to achieve an alpha brainwave state, which is between 7 to 13. You entering this state means that you would be deeply relaxed while still being awake. This is merely one example, because this can be used to achieve all 5 different states mentioned above.

What is brainwave entertainment used for?

Now you’re probably wondering, what does this have to do with insomnia? Brainwave entertainment has been used to treat insomnia by helping you enter a state where it’s a lot easier to fall asleep. It takes you through the different states in order, starting from alpha, dipping down to theta and then eventually you’ll enter delta.

Brainwave entertainment has massive potential and is a reliable method to treating insomnia.