Research into binaural beats is
expanding, yet further exploration is needed to better understand how this
technique affects brain function and how to use it most effectively in chronic
A small study demonstrated that delta
& theta binaural beat exposure led to a change in three hormones closely
linked to sleep (DHEA, Cortisol & Melatonin)2. This was further
supported by another study showing that binaural beats had the ability to not
only induce sleep, but also positively modulate the various stages of neural
activity (N2 & N3). This led to a deeper sleep for the participant3.
Additional advantages may also be
recognised when comparing this to conventional treatments. Binaural beats are
low impact and non-invasive, they don’t rely on chemical drugs, it’s
inexpensive and, for most people, easy to adopt and maintain. In this way, it
is similar to other behavioural therapies for sleep, including meditation and
In light of this, we believe additional
research into this area is warranted.