The Noise That Will Help You Sleep Better

In a study at China’s Peking University, an impressive 75% of study participants reported more restful sleep when exposed to pink noise.
It was discovered that it regulates your brain waves, which is a hallmark of super-restful sleep. A pink noise programme is available for free in the SonicTonic app. Get it here.
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“Auditory Techniques” – A caffeine supplement or even more?

In 1998, Dr. David Trudeau used 18 Hz for the treatment of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and spoke about very positive results such as reduction of depression and impulsivity. The patients reported increased energy and improved sleep. Michael Hutchison also mentions this frequency in his book “MegaBrain” for the purpose of increasing energy and motivation. The similar result was achieved by Dr. Cary Howard in his study in 1986, where 12 students had significantly reduced fatigue at the end of a seven-week course.

It has been proven that brain stimulation can not only lead to relaxed and meditative states, but also to energy increase and motivation. This is confirmed by many users of the Neuro-Programmer 3 by attending the NP3 Wake Up session as a caffeine supplement.

The technique used by this self-help and mind-programming tool has been created to bring about quick and long-lasting positive changes. It is divided into two main categories, the psychological and neurological aspects. Mental problems often require a combination of these two approaches. For example, depression can be treated most effectively by increasing the release of neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin, in addition to therapy.

 

The Neurological Aspect: Brainwave Entrainment

With the help of complex sound filters and sound Modulated by LED glasses, the NP is able to effectively and accurately influence brainwave patterns. Brainwave patterns are directly related to our everyday lives. For example, you can use a person’s brainwave pattern to determine if the person is tired, full of energy, or focused. Energy or focus is whether he is daydreaming, depressed or confused. It is equally interesting for people with depression, anxiety and a host of other widened disorders. By changing and optimizing brainwave patterns, a huge range of problems can be dramatically reduced (or resolved). For example, memory, concentration and mental speed can be increased enormously by brain wave stimulation. Sleep and deep stages of meditation can be initiated, headaches are reduced. They can even boost the release of helpful chemicals such as growth hormone and serotonin. Brainwave entrainment is not a new technology. On the contrary, it has been extensively researched for over 70 years.

 

The psychological aspect: Suggestions, visualizations and hypnosis

For problems that can not be solved by Brainwave Entrainment alone, there are a number of proven psychological techniques that can be used. Suggestions (affirmations) and visualization techniques are available to overcome anxiety, quit smoking, lose weight, boost your self-esteem, your performance and motivation, and much more. Hypnosis, for example, is a well-known psychological technique. The task of the hypnotist is primarily to relax the patient and to bring his mind into a receptive state (the so-called hypnotic trance). When this happens, the hypnotist uses a series of suggestions. Suggestions are sentences or commands (for example, “You are self-confident and self-determined!”). When your mind is in a receptive state, suggestions and other psychological techniques (such as visualizations) can have a quick and dramatic effect on your behavior and emotional response. The task of the neuro-programmer is to replace the hypnotist with a session. The sessions use powerful brainwave entrainment techniques that bring the user’s brainwave patterns into a receptive state. Once the user is at this point of maximum absorption, the Neuro-Programmer starts with the suggestions or reminds the user to start with the visualization exercises. In addition, the Neuro-Programmer includes professional hypnosis scripts that allow you to go beyond the already strong brain wave stimulation beyond introduction to the hypnotic state.

 

Further Reading

Frederick, J. A., Lubar, J. F., Rasey, H. W., Brim, S. A., & Blackburn, J. (1999). Effects of 18.5 Hz auditory and visual stimulation on EEG amplitude at the vertex. Journal of Neurotherapy, 3(3-4), 23-28.

Gontkovsky, S. T., & Montgomery, D. D. (1999, June). The physiological response to” beta sweep” entrainment. In APPLIED PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY AND BIOFEEDBACK (Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 133-133).

Hammond, D. C. (2001). Treatment of chronic fatigue with neurofeedback and self-hypnosis. NeuroRehabilitation, 16(4), 295-300.

Howard CE, Graham LE, 2nd, Wycoff SJ. A comparison of methods for reducing stress among dental students. J Dent Educ. 1986;50(9):542-544

Hutchison, M. (1986). Megabrain: New tools and techniques for brain growth and mind expansion. New York: Beech Tree Books.

Trudeu, D. (1999). A trial of 18 Hz Audio-Visual Stimulation (AVS) on Attention and Concentration in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Presented at the Society for Neuronal Regulation.

Neuro Programmer 3. Technologie. https://goo.gl/PrTevH . Zugriff am 15.03.2018

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Music is one of the best methods to fall asleep

Sleep physician Prof. Jürgen Zulley: „Music is monotonous stimulation. And with that you sleep better. I think music is one of the best methods to fall asleep.“

Germany´s most known sleep physician Jürgen Zulley calls music the number one medicine for sleeping disorders. He recommends listening to quite and calming music while its necessary to focus on the sound. He says, that the monotone stimulation is prerequisite for falling asleep and important for it, to be restful. We created different Tonics that trigger these monotonous stimulations and help you with getting a good night sleep.

Source: Interview with sleep physician Prof. Jürgen Zulley 

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People are taking more sleep medications

Compared to 2010, almost twice as many employed people today take sleeping medications

According to the DAK Healthreport 2017, more than twice as many employees take sleeping medication than in 2010. These can negatively affect your health though, causing headaches, sickness or metabolic disturbances. Also, they change the sleep cycles by eliminating the R.E.M. sleep (Rapid Eye Movement), the dream phase, which is extremely important for a mental balance and relaxation.

 

Source:  DAK Healthreport 2017, Focus Magazin

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One in ten workers suffers from insomnia

One in ten workers suffers from particularly severe sleep disorders, so-called insomnia. That’s 60 percent more than in 2010.

 

The DAK health report 2017 shows that a shockingly high number of 80% of the 18 to 65 year olds says they struggle with falling asleep or sleeping through the night. Especially insomnia, particularly severe sleep disturbances, concerns every tenth employee and can also entail declining concentration and reduced mental performance.

 

Source: DAK Healthreport 2017

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Sleep disorders can have long-term psychological and physical consequences

“Sleep disorders can have long-term psychological and physical consequences like depression and confusion of breathing, heartbeat, hormones and other functions.”

 

Studies have shown that a growing number of people suffers from sleep disturbances, which can severely affect their health in terms of muscle tension, body temperature, metabolism and other functions. According to a study conducted by the University of Warwick and the University College London with 4600 men and women, especially for women the risk of a heart attack increases with a lack of sleep.

 

Source: Apotheken Umschau