Did you know that our brains are constantly firing off electrical impulses every second of every day? Just by being hooked up to an EEG, the recording of electrical activity along the scalp, you can tell exactly how you are feeling by looking at the frequency of your brain waves.
There are mainly 5 types of brainwaves.
- Gamma (30 – 100+Hz)
- Beta (13 – 30Hz)
- Alpha (8 – 13Hz)
- Theta (4 – 8Hz)
- Delta (0 – 4Hz)
Optimal brain function, awareness of reality and increased cognitive capabilities.
Alert, active, busy, or anxiously thinking.
Drowsiness/state of arousal.
Music, the science of combining sounds to produce beauty of form and harmony, affects both your emotions and body. Music even helps chickens lay more and better quality eggs! Music at a slower tempo, preferably around 60bpm(beats per minute), causes the brain to synchronize with the beat, resulting in Alpha brainwaves, putting the person at a state of relaxation. When used correctly, music is like the most cost effective chill pill.
Here are some brilliant examples of sounds that help induce sleep.
- An atmosphere of rain and thunder may be especially relaxing as you may feel like you cannot go out to work.
- The sound of running water from a stream, or river creates a hypnotic effect to help induce sleep.
- The sound of steady, rhythmic ocean waves provide a sensation of relaxation and calm.
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Example Of Slow Tempo Songs
R&B / Soul / Doo Wop
Of course there are many, many amazing songs other than the examples given above. It’s just an idea to get you started with. Spend time experimenting and building your ideal playlist.