Considered the fastest among the four dominant brainwaves (gamma excluded), beta brainwaves are present during normal waking activity, in the frequency range 13-40 Hz.
What’s Wrong With Having Excessive Beta Brainwaves?
Its often said that too much of anything is never a good thing, the same with beta brainwaves. Abnormal levels can cause numerous problems, mentally and physically. If you have any of the following problems, its quite possible that you have excessive beta brainwave activity.
Insomnia is one of the many problems that come with an increase in beta brainwaves. Always being in a state of alert, the mental processes are less likely to relax, reducing your chances of getting a good nights sleep. If not remedied quickly, the results are sluggishness, anxiety, depression, and a weakened immune system.
If you are constantly feeling anxious about things you should not be afraid of, then your brain is currently producing excessive beta brainwaves. Without the ability to be calm and collected, panic and fear can dominate your mental state.
Along with anxiety, another negative feeling that beta brainwaves can heighten is paranoia. While it may not cause you to become crazy, it might be strong enough for you to become a highly irrational person. A couple examples of increased paranoia are constantly checking on your house’s security, or checking on people you care about every hour for fear that they may be in trouble.
Rise In Blood Pressure
Since increased beta brainwave activity can cause stress, anxiety, and fear – you can also expect a rise in your blood pressure. If high blood pressure is something you want to avoid, be sure to keep your beta brainwaves regulated.
Have you experienced joint or muscle pain/tightness whenever you are stressed or anxious about something? It could be the result of excessive beta brainwaves.
Beta brainwaves play a key role in helping you stay alert and aware of what’s happening around you. Despite the benefits, it is important to keep production in check to avoid dealing with the consequences of having too much. Fortunately, all Brainwave Wizard tracks focus on the most beneficial brainwave states, not the beta state.