This binaural beat has been designed to mimic, and hopefully help you experience, the stages of a sleep cycle. Listen to it while attempting to fall asleep, or simply to relax.
To experience the auditory effect, you must listen through two headphones, and with stereo sound.
We begin with a beat around 13Hz, descending through the waves created by Stage 1 sleep, which are typically between 8–13Hz.
Alpha and theta waves are detected in the brain during this stage with Alpha waves at the beginning, before theta waves increase (between 4-7Hz).
Stage 1 Sleep is typically described as a light sleep – you may not even realise that you were asleep, should you be woken during this phase.
Our beats then continue to mirror the sleep cycle by moving into Stage 2 sleep. which remains largely theta wave activity.
We next move into the Delta waves, which are associated with deep relaxation and restorative effects, because the brain generates them during Stage 3 and 4.
Sleep scientists believe that this deep sleep stage is where we get real rest, and restoration.
Our beats are then designed to smoothly guide you from this deepest state of relaxation into an awake and alert state.
Please note, listening is entirely at your own risk. Do not listen while operating machinery or in any situation where it would be problematic to become drowsy or sleepy.
Are binaural beats scientifically proven?
We make no secret of the fact that there is not enough scientific research to say whether binaural beats have a measurable effect on the brain or not.
We believe they can be an effective relaxation and meditation aid regardless, however.
For more information, please read our post on this topic.