Your brain is a wonderful & complex organ.
In fact, the brain is so complex that doctors are still in the process of learning all the intricacies of how it works. By now technology, medicine, and clinical study have given us an excellent idea of how the brain functions.
The brain contains billions of cells known as neurons, which generate and convey electrical impulses that communicate with each other: this process is where brain activity comes from. Every thought, impulse, & other function is the result of your neurons communicating with each other in this manner.
Doctors and scientists are able to detect, analyze, and monitor your brain activity via high-tech medical testing equipment (like an EEG to name an example). The overall electrical activity generated by your brain tends to follow a pattern that is wavelike in nature. For this reason, the total sum of your brain’s neurological function is known as your brainwave pattern.
Different Brainwaves for Different Activities
Most people are not aware that a healthy human brain regularly produces and facilitates a number of different brainwave patterns, all day, every day. Each of these is associated with a separate electrical frequency, as well as a different state of consciousness. Each state is also appropriate for different types of activity. For instance, there is one frequency that is optimal for periods of deep sleep while there are others for learning, creativity, the completion of daily duties, and so forth.
It’s also important to note that healthy human brain activity cycles through the various states of consciousness according to pre-set patterns. These patterns can be either healthy and optimal or unhealthy and detrimental. The stressors and stimuli associated with today’s busy, modern lifestyles can throw one’s normal brainwave pattern progression horrendously out of whack.
This can, in turn, cause all sorts of additional problems including but not limited to brain chemistry imbalances, stress-related illness, and other biological malfunctions. If left untreated, even more issues could result. Stress, lack of sleep, and other such problems have been linked to the development of cancer, depression, heart disease, and countless other problems.
A Look at the Different Types of Brainwaves
Generally speaking, our brainwaves fall into one of four main frequency patterns, first discovered and categorized by researchers in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Let’s take a closer look at each of these, as well as the biological functions and states of consciousness associated with each.
Beta Waves: Beta waves, associated with a frequency range of around 13-60 Hz, are the type of brainwaves generated by our brains when we are fully awake & alert. Our brains generate beta waves when we are thinking actively, problem-solving, engaging in productive activity, or actively communicating with others. Beta waves are also associated with states of high alert such as fear or agitation, and too much time in this state can lead to many problems. Thankfully, Brainwave Wizard programs take us out of the Beta Brainwave state, which can lead to many great benefits.
Alpha Waves: Alpha waves, associated with frequency levels of around 7-13 Hz, are the type of brainwave our brains produce when we become relaxed. Generally speaking, alpha waves are produced when we’re super calm, but still very much aware of what’s going on around us. They can be associated with unwinding in a stress-free environment after work, light meditating, or engaging other forms of quiet contemplation.
Theta Waves: Theta waves are produced when our brains begin to calm down to an even greater degree and are associated with states of reduced consciousness. Theta frequencies are covered by a range of between 4-7 Hz. We produce these during light sleep or dozing, deep meditation, profound visualization, hypnosis-related states, and drowsiness.
Delta Waves: Delta waves are the type of waves produced when we’re actually unconscious or asleep. Frequencies here range between 0.1-4 Hz. In addition to deep, regenerative sleep, this state is a key contributor to immune system function, and a person’s overall physical health.
The Roles These States Play in Our Lives
We spend the great majority of our waking hours in the beta state, as that’s the optimal level of brain activity for most of our functions. We gather and process information best while in the beta state. It’s where we are when we’re being productive at work, being active, interacting with our loved ones, and performing complicated tasks of any kind.
Being able to reduce brain activity to the alpha, theta, and delta states helps minimize the effects of stress, facilitating the release of compounds like endorphins, dopamine, HgH, melatonin, serotonin, & reducing bad chemicals like cortisol. Brainwave entrainment helps people to be creative, experience pleasure, feelings of a greater sense of well-being, learning, memory, and limitless other benefits.