The closer the two frequencies are together, the slower the beat will be and the deeper the level of relaxation that will result.
Throughout the day (and night) your brainwaves naturally vibrate at varying frequencies ranging from1.5Hz -
If the brainwaves drop to zero -
When listening to binaural beats, your brainwaves will gradual ‘attune’ to the frequency which causes the temporary alterations in consciousness.
Considerable research has been done into this principle. See www.monroeinstitute.org for the most up-
Should you become disturbed while in the ‘theta’ state, you may feel a bit ‘groggy’ (like you’ve just woken up), and may need a few minutes to re-
The more you use the technique the easier you will fall into the ‘alpha’, ‘theta’ and ‘delta’ states and consequently the more benefit you will receive.
Please don’t think that there is anything unnatural about these states. In certain situations you could be in the alpha or even theta states when fully conscious. For instance when relaxed and walking through the woods etc.
Are Binaural Beats / Isochronic Tones safe?
For most individuals binaural/monaural beats and isochronic tones are perfectly safe as they are non addictive and non abusive. However they may not be suitable for a small percentage of the population as indicated here:
If you don’t fall into one of the above categories, there’s no reason why they can’t be used safely and effectively, but of course if you have any negative effects, simply stop using them. If you are in any doubt seek professional medical advice.
Due to the feelings of relaxation they will induce they should obviously never be used when driving, cycling, cooking, operating machinery or when engaged in any other activity that may put you in danger.