Brainwaves and Our Mood
The communication between neurons within our brain is at the root of all our emotions, thoughts, and behaviours. Brainwaves are generated by millions of neurons communicating with each other.
Brainwaves are divided into bandwidths to describe their functions, changing according to what we’re doing and feeling. Our brains do not operate in a single brainwave frequency; the full range of frequencies are always running. However, our dominant frequency determines our mood and mental state.
When higher frequencies are dominant, we can feel hyper-alert or wired. Whereas when slower brain waves are dominant, we can feel slow, tired, sluggish, or dreamy.
Brainwave entrainment temporarily shifts our mood and mental state by boosting one frequency to be louder than the others.
Typically, we shift brainwaves from an everyday Beta frequency to any other frequency.
Alpha frequencies are experienced during meditation and when we are focused.
Theta frequencies are experienced during deep relaxation.
Delta frequencies are experienced during dreamless, slow-wave sleep.
By changing the brain’s brainwave frequencies, we alter how you feel—boosting, changing, and improving your brain’s health and, therefore, your mood and mental state.
Brainwave entrainment is a scientific method of bringing our brainwaves into sync using rapid pulses of sound, or in DeepWave’s case, light.
Our brainwaves constantly respond and react to the environment around us, be that light or sound. Light Brainwave Entrainment leverages the benefits of this naturally occurring process.
Brainwave entrainment uses frequencies that match those naturally produced in the brain. Depending on the required outcome (help to calm an anxious brain or to focus a relaxed brain), a specific frequency will be targeted.
For example, brain waves naturally produced by the brain during mediation are targeted when we want to calm an overanxious or highly stimulated brain.
Simply put, brainwave entrainment acts as the musician, and the brain is the dancer, happily following the rhythm. This process is called the “frequency following” response.
Unlike meditation, light brainwave entrainment induces specific brain states every time, giving you a consistent experience regardless of how your day is going, the stress you are under, or the length of your to-do list—giving you the benefit of meditation but 10-fold.
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