Binaural Beats & Breakups?
One of the things that helped me get through the year that was 2020 was listening to Binaural Beats. It got me thinking, can binaural beats help you heal from heartbreak? I decided to do a little research to find out.
By way of disclaimer, I am not a scientist, doctor or by any means an expert on neuroscience. You may want to speak to a doctor before listening to binaural beats especially if you suffer from things like depression or epilepsy.
Personally though, I have listened to hundreds of tracks over the past year with varying degrees of success. Before I tell you about that, I’ll explain a little bit more about what they are.
What Exactly Are Binaural Beats?
Binaural beats are effectively two different tones playing in each ear at a different frequency which when combined produce what the brain thinks is a “beat”. That means, that beat is an auditory trick. In order for them to really work, it’s recommended that you listen with headphones. For working to them to help focus you might consider some bluetooth headphones, or if you’re using them for sleep, opt for a Bluetooth headset like this (Find these on Amazon USA here)
Not a New Thing
These binaural beats are not a new thing, in fact, they date back to 1839. Heinrich Wilhelm Dove discovered the technique of binaural beats, whereby slightly different frequencies played separately to each ear produced a perception of interference beats at the same rate as would be physically created. It wasn’t until 1973 that the work of Gerald Oster came into play.
Ok that’s enough of a brief history….I hear you asking.
“Yes, But, Do They Actually Work?”
You’re probably wondering “do Binaural Beats actually work?” I have found articles and videos saying both yes and no. Below you’ll see an interesting video by a neuro doctor explaining them which you may find useful (Note: the audio editing was a bit maddening but I liked her style.)
Every Type of Beat
Over the past year, I think binaural beats have helped me pretty much daily. I would listen to them while working in order to better focus on the tasks at hand.
Sometimes I’d put them on to help me relax and sleep at night.
For several weeks I had serious hip, leg and foot pain. I searched for one for healing and it actually had an almost instantaneous result. Like that same day. Sounds unbelievable, I know. I do not know if it was a placebo effect or not and honestly I don’t care. I felt better and that’s what mattered.
Have You Ever Tried Binaural Beats Yourself? What’s your opinion of Binaural Beats? Have you used them? If you haven’t, will you give them a try? Here’s one I found that seems to have been created to help people mend their broken hearts and get over an ex.
Sometimes I enjoy simply reading the Youtube comments to these types of posts. If you do on this one above, you’ll see you’re not alone.
Another one claims it will help you Forget About Your Ex Partner.
Honestly, I am not saying it can or will work for you.
I am suggesting that when you’re going through a breakup, and feeling heartbroken, you need to find healthy ways to do whatever you can to feel better: Binaural beats over beers, is my suggestion.
Let Me Know How You Go
If one doesn’t work, or makes you feel nauseous then give another a try. Sometimes I’ve had to try a few different tracks to find ones that resonated with me.
I’d love to hear your experience of Binaural Beats, so please come back after you’ve tried and leave me a comment in the space below.