For all those fellow insomniacs out there.. I want to share with you a brilliant way to spend your late nights. Why not spend your late nights listening to binaural beats? They are the insomniac's best friend. Listening to these beats is great for stress reduction, meditation, pain management, improved sleep, super learning, enhanced creativity, lucid dreaming, out-of-body experiences, and even can help decrease sleep requirements. Audio with embedded binaural beats alters brain waves, making this all possible.

Here is recent excerpt from a press release about how they work:

“When signals of two different frequencies are presented, one to each ear, the brain detects phase differences between these signals. "Under natural circumstances a detected phase difference would provide directional information. The brain processes this anomalous information differently when these phase differences are heard with stereo headphones or speakers. A perceptual integration of the two signals takes place, producing the sensation of a third "beat" frequency. The difference between the signals waxes and wanes as the two different input frequencies mesh in and out of phase. As a result of these constantly increasing and decreasing differences, an amplitude-modulated standing wave -the binaural beat- is heard. The binaural beat is perceived as a fluctuating rhythm at the frequency of the difference between the two auditory inputs. Evidence suggests that the binaural beats are generated in the brainstem’s superior olivary nucleus, the first site of contralateral integration in the auditory system (Oster, 1973). Studies also suggest that the frequency-following response originates from the inferior colliculus (Smith, Marsh, & Brown, 1975)" (Owens & Atwater, 1995). This activity is conducted to the cortex where it can be recorded by scalp electrodes.”

If you are interested to give binaural beats a chance, here are the top 5 recommended sites to get them from:

  1. Holosync
  2. Unexplainable Store
  3. Ennora
  4. Binaural Beats Meditation
  5. iAwake technologies

Now all you have to do is select beats that will aid you in the area you wish, and you can watch your brain begin to change for the better!