Relax & Unwind: The Positive Effects of Binaural Beats on Stress
Updated: May 5
Stress is a major issue in today's world and can harm our mental, physical, and emotional well-being. People are searching for new ways to manage stress, and binaural beats are gaining popularity as a stress-reducing tool. Binaural beats are a perception of sound created by your brain. If you listen to two tones, each at a different frequency and each in a different ear, your brain creates an additional tone you can hear. This third tone is called a binaural beat.
Binaural beats have been shown to induce the same mental state associated with a meditation practice, but more quickly. In effect, binaural beats can:
increase focus and concentration
foster positive moods
help manage pain
Binaural beats are easy to use and are accessible online or through mobile apps. To find binaural beats for stress, you can search on YouTube or Spotify, visit specialized websites, or download mobile apps.
Here are some links to playlists for you to try:
If you are curious about some of the science behind binaural beats, check out this article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4428073/