“Sounds affect your hormone secretions all of the time. Not only that they raise and lower your heart rate, affect your breathing, and your brain waves,” Julian Treasure informs us during his sensory triggering TED talk. The sound and communication expert focuses on causing different reactions to his audience by use of alarming and soothing sounds while he speaks. He explains that just as there are sounds that can quite effectively alert us, there are also tones at different frequencies that can actually lift our moods, calm our anxieties, and help us improve our emotional state.
Researchers have found that focusing on two tones together that have frequencies of less than 1000 Hz can assist you in reaching a meditative mental state. Binaural beats are combined tones within this range that create this mental processing effect. Different combined tones of this nature can target and improve aspects of our mental, emotional, and physiological states. There are entire musical tracks out there that we’re going to share with you later that target altering your moods in the most positive ways. But first, we’re going to explain a bit more on which frequencies can affect you and how.
- Binaural beats in the delta (1 to 4 Hz) range have been associated with deep sleep and relaxation.
- Tones in the theta (4 to 8 Hz) range are linked to REM sleep, reduced anxiety, relaxation, along with meditative states. These tones can also assist in helping the listener to feel more creative. We suggest combining these types of tones with one of your daily doses of CBD.
- Tones in the alpha frequencies (8 to 13 Hz) are thought to promote positivity, and help the listener experience an uplifted shift in their overall mood. CBD would also work well in combination with listening to these tones.
- Binaural beats in the lower beta frequencies (14 to 30 Hz) are wonderful for those trying to focus or deal with problem solving tasks. Tones within this range have even been known to help those struggling with memory issues.
If you’ve ever kind of mentally checked out as two people began talking at once...this is why. Only now you have the knowledge on using this type of audible processing to your advantage instead of just experiencing it in awkward conversation. Research results show a decrease in anxiety, insulin-like growth factor, and dopamine.
During a time where we’re reaching for every possible outlet to relieve anxiety, everyone could use some carefully composed sound frequencies. So take your dose of CBD, grab some headphones, and find a comfy spot to vibe out and lift your mood in a new and effective way. Check out the videos below for our favorite binaural tracks.