What are the best frequencies for meditation

Binaural beats with meditation and relaxation music

Binaural beats are the ideal support in all situations. After a busy day, they will help you relax. Your thoughts come to rest and you can easily find a restful sleep. Binaural beats can also support your mental performance. They help you concentrate and even stimulate your creativity.

For all its advantages, binaural sounds are certainly not a panacea. They won't turn your life upside down overnight. But it's a scientifically proven phenomenon that you can use to your advantage. You don't have to go to great lengths or fear dangerous side effects. So it's worth trying! This knowledge guide shows you how you can get the most out of binaural beats with sonamedic. You will also gain valuable background knowledge about how binaural sounds work.

How do binaural beats work?

How is a binaural beat created?

To create a binaural beat, you have to listen to two tones with slightly different frequencies in both ears at the same time. Your brain is now trying to harmonize these two different tones. During this process, a new tone is created: the binaural beat. Its pitch is roughly in the middle frequency of the two original tones. The binaural sounds only exist in your brain. Only you can hear them. Binaural beats are therefore also known as phantom tones.

Binaural beats affect your mood

All of our sensations and our thinking are based on innumerable electrical signals in our brain. Together they form the electrical brain activity. Differences in the electrical activity of our brain create different moods such as relaxation, fatigue, stress, concentration or fear. Many scientific studies show that electrical brain activity approaches the frequency of the binaural beat in our head. So you can use binaural beats to specifically influence your mood.

What do I need to listen to binaural beats?

The sonamedic app

In order to be able to listen to these sounds, you need a suitable audio program. At sonamedic we combine the binaural beats with music and nature sounds. In this way, the phantom tones are embedded in a suitable sound world. Many people find it “pure” rather unpleasant. It also has a relaxing effect. sonamedic specializes in the use of binaural beats. With us you will find the right beat for every mood. Embedded in atmospheric soundscapes and inspiring meditations. Download the sonamedic app now from the Apple Store or Google Play.

The right headphones

To listen to binaural beats, you need headphones. It doesn't matter whether the headphones are wired or wireless. Your headphones should sit comfortably so that you can really relax.

How do I use binaural beats with the sonamedic app?

In the sonamedic app you will find meditations on five categories: stress reduction, sleep promotion, health, productivity and relaxation. Simply choose a suitable sound journey from the desired category. The binaural beats are optimally matched to the individual meditations. Sometimes, like falling asleep, you may be bothered by the speaker's voice. You can simply deactivate it in the options.

With the cycle mode you determine how long a session lasts

Ten minutes of binaural beats per session isn't enough for you? You can use the cycle mode to determine the length of a meditation yourself. Listen to a single meditation or an entire playlist in a loop. Each playlist contains coordinated soundscapes with harmonious binaural beats.

How long and regularly should I listen to binaural sounds?

10 minutes of binaural beats help immediately

Binaural beats have very different effects on an individual basis. It's best to try out what works best for you. A sonamedic meditation usually lasts 10 minutes. Many scientific studies show a short-lasting positive effect for such a period of time. You feel relaxed and refreshed. So if you need quick help in a situation, a ten-minute session is just the thing.

Regularity has a long-term effect

In order to have a more long-term effect, many people prefer longer periods of time. A 30-minute session is considered particularly effective. Do you want to change something permanently? Use binaural beats three times a week for 30 minutes. This is how you transfer the powerful effect of binaural sounds to all areas of life.

Can Binaural Beats Help You Fall Asleep?

Binaural sounds and relaxation music help twice

Binaural beats are an effective remedy for sleep problems. In combination with atmospheric mind journeys and effective relaxation music, the sonamedic app helps you to get your sleep problems under control.

With the sleep timer, sonamedic accompanies you until you sleep

With the sleep timer you can let our binaural sounds gently lead you to sleep. You decide how long a sound journey or playlist is played. If you fell asleep, sonamedic simply switches itself off.

Powerful sleep promotion without side effects

The binaural beats signal the body and mind to come to rest. Your brain waves are based on the sounds and you slowly slide into a restful sleep. Unlike many other methods of promoting sleep, you don't have to worry about side effects with binaural beats. However, it may take a few nights to get used to the new stimuli. Therefore, use binaural sounds and relaxation music regularly to experience the full effect.

How do I find a specific binaural beat?

If you are looking for a specific binaural beat, you will find it listed in the description of every meditation. Here you can also see what effect the frequency of the exercise has on you. For example, are you looking for a specific binaural sound for restful sleep? All sound journeys in the sleep promotion category use the desired frequencies. You can find detailed descriptions in the text accompanying each session.

Which binaural beat has which effect?

Binaural beats of different frequencies have different effects. They are available in the delta, theta, alpha, beta and gamma frequency ranges. In the graphic you can see which binaural beat has which effect.

Are binaural beats dangerous?

Binaural beats are just as dangerous as conventional relaxation music. For some people, however, the pure frequencies sound uncomfortable. That is why they are embedded in music, nature sounds and guided meditations in the sonamedic app. No other side effects are known. If you have the feeling that one of our sound journeys has a negative effect, simply switch it off.

How do binaural beats help you meditate?

Meditation is often not easy. Especially for beginners. You have to sit still, switch off all thoughts and concentrate fully on yourself. After a stressful day, simply flipping the switch and indulging in meditation for a short period of time is difficult. sonamedic therefore supports you in various ways. Binaural sounds help you get in the right mood. Relaxing music loosens body and soul. Our guided meditations take you on a journey of thought to atmospheric, peaceful places. With the sonamedic formula, meditating becomes almost as easy as listening to music.

Where can I find out more about binaural beats?

You can find a deeper insight into the function and history of binaural beats in our knowledge guide Binaural Beats: Effect, frequencies, studies.

If you are interested in the science behind binaural beats, we have summarized and evaluated important studies on the following pages on the topics of mindfulness, sleep, concentration and health:

Relaxation and mindfulness with binaural beats

Sleep promotion through binaural beats

Mentally fitter thanks to binaural beats

Binaural Betas and Health