The definition of Binaural beats.
Simply put there are two tones. Both lower than 1500 Hz and within 40 Hz of each other.
One you listen to on your left ear and the other on your right ear.
You brain will combine the two into a third tone that you will hear.
Benefits of Binaural beats
There are several benefits known to the use of binaural beats and here are a few of them:
Besides those one fairly known there are also a few not so common known like:
- Enhance your learning
- Improve reaction time
- improve you subsoncious
- Cure for insomnia
- Stress relief
I have found a video that explains how Binaural beats work.
One of the things I found what Binaural beats are used for a lot is to improve sleep and falling asleep faster.
You can read about it on our Binaural Beats Sleep post.
Binaural beats frequencies
Binaural beats uses different frequencies to help your brain get into a certain state. Although there are a few differences in what some people think the exact frequencies are most people believe that the two we publish here are the most excepted explanations. Remember that this is the result of the two tones that are introduced to your ears.
Opinion number one:
Delta 1 – 3 Hz Deep sleep, lucid dreaming, increased immune functions
Theta 4 – 7 Hz Deep relaxation, meditation, increased memory, focus
Alpha 8 – 12 Hz Light relaxation, super learning, positive thinking
Beta 13 – 25 Hz Normal state of alertness, stress, anxiety
Opinion number two:
Delta 0.5 – 4 Hz Deep sleep
Theta 4 – 8 Hz Drowsiness (also first stage of sleep)
Alpha 8 – 14 Hz Relaxed but alert
Beta 14 – 30 Hz Highly alert and focused
Do you need headphones for binaural beats
For the best result it is best to use headphones with binaural beats.
I have read article that you can put one speaker to the left of your head and one on the right side and it would work, but I have my doubts about that.
Both ears will hear both speakers and this will not give the same effect as the use of headphones.
There are a lot of questions what the best headphones for binaural beats are and you can read my answer in my post best headphones for binaural beats. just click on the link.
Can you use earbuds for binaural beats
Although I have never tried them I see no reason why not.
They might not have the same noise reduction as some of the higher priced headphones, but if you use them in the privacy of your own home I do not believe this will have any negative effects.
The overall effect might be a little lower compared to regular headphones. Give it a try and let us know about your experience.
Warning about the use of binaural beats
Since binaural beats tries to replicate the cycles of the brain and it repetition of tones it is advised that if you suffer from epilepsy not to use any brainwave generator. Binaural beats or Isochronic tones.
If you have any experience with the use of binaural beats let us know and we might publish it here.