This one is literally wild. Binaural beats are sounds that are introduced into each ear at different sound frequencies. They are usually mystical in their tone as to facilitate deeper creative thinking and relaxation. Whatever the difference between the two sounds in each ear, your brain wave patterns will move towards that difference. Or so at least the theory goes.
For example, if you are awake, active and anxious, you brain wave patter is in the beta range, which is somewhere around 20 hertz. If you listen to sounds with a difference of 10 hertz, your brain wave pattern will move from 20 hertz to 10 hertz. 10 hertz is the frequency of alpha waves which produces relaxation. By doing so, you will move from an active and anxious state to a relaxed state; so the theory goes. In contrast normal music introduces the same sounds into each ear.
According to this theory, binaural sounds enable you to tune your brain to follow specific brain wave patterns. You can put your brain into a more awake state, more relaxed state, a meditative state, a more creative and focused state or any other desirable mental state. The technique can also be used to help manage pain, to increase memory and learning and to combat addictions. Other sounds can create deep sleep, lucid dreaming, stimulate higher though processes, increase sexual stimulation and even make the person experience astral projections.
I know it sounds wild. But some studies suggest that this may actually be real. How exactly do we measure lucid dreams or astral projections? It’s just one of those things that you have to try for yourself to see if it works. For those of you who are interested, there are hours of binaural sounds to stimulate different mental states available on YouTube. I am certainly going to try this one. Good luck.