Picture of artistic background made of human face and colorful fractal clouds. Brainwave Entrainment for Lucid Dreaming

Brainwave Entrainment For Lucid Dreaming

 

Lucid dreamers have been using binaural beats for years to induce lucid dreams. If you struggle with meditation or mental focus, binaural beats make it easier to maintain the conscious awareness when performing lucid dreaming techniques. All you have to do is lie down and be willing to relax.

 

A brainwave entrainment soundtrack played at the correct frequency will induce the frequency following response even while sleeping and your brainwaves will entrain to that frequency, stimulating and activating the associated areas of your brain. Entrainment methods included binaural beats are the best to use in this case as they can stimulate frequencies below the normal range of human hearing that are associated with slow brainwave states such as deep relaxation and most forms of sleep.

 

Lucid Dream Induction Soundtrack

 

lucid dream induction brainwave entrainment soundtrack works as follows:

 

It begins by entraining your mind to a low frequency associated with light sleep (about 3 Hz); this will help you fall asleep quickly and easily allowing you to keep your mind focused on your intention to have a lucid dream. The last thoughts going through your mind the moment before you fall asleep can have a big effect on your chance of having a lucid dream that night.  Read more

Image of a smiling woman wearing headphones as she listens to brainwave entrainment music. Methods of Brainwave Entrainment

Methods Of Brainwave Entrainment

 

There are three main methods currently used for brainwave entrainment: Binaural Beats, Monaural Beats and Isochronic Tones.

 

Binaural Beats

 

Binaural beats are the oldest and most widely used technology. Discovered in 1839 by Heinrich Dove, but it wasn’t until 1973 when Gerald Oster wrote “Auditory Beats in the Brain” that scientific research on binaural beats erupted. Our brain produces different types of brainwaves. The frequencies of these waves range from Delta waves (0.5-4 Hz) all the way to Gamma waves (40 Hz+).

 

However, human ears are only able to pick up frequencies between 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz. Since our ears can’t grasp frequencies below 20 Hz, binaural beats work by fooling our brain.

 

How? When you listen to binaural beats with headphones, each ear is introduced to a different frequency. When you hear these 2 different frequencies, your brain reacts by perceiving the difference, called a third auditory beat or binaural beat which can then be used to change your neural rhythm.

 

For example, if you play 30 Hz in one ear and 25 Hz in another ear, your brain will perceive another auditory beat of 5 Hz. You subtract one frequency from the other: 30 Hz – 25 Hz = 5 Hz.  Read more