Understanding Brainwaves: Maximise your true potential

Understanding Brainwaves: Maximise your true potential

4 Types Of Brain Waves Frequencies: Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta

How does the brain function?

All of us  work with five different types of electrical patterns or “brain waves” inside our brain. The brain waves are calculated with an EEG “electroencephalograph”.  Its an instrument  which allows researchers to read brain waves. Each brain wave has specific work and waveform. Each brainwave also performs different tasks. Access to neuro science to feed your brain with information is right here.

Our brain’s ability to change our brain wave frequencies plays a very Important role in how well  we  can manage stress, focus on tasks, and sleep better. When even one of the five types of brain waves is produced too much or too little, it can cause problems. Thats why  it is absolutely  important to know that there is no single brain wave that is “good” or  “bad” than the others.

Each brainwave helps us cope with different situations that arise around and within us. Either it helps us to process and to learn new data or helps calm down after a long eventful day. The five brain waves  are as follows: gamma, beta, alpha, theta, and delta.

4 Brain Waves: Frequencies To Understand

It is important to realize that when we talk about a certain brain wave, we are specifically saying that a particular brain wave is “dominant.” Throughout the day, your EEG will display all 5 types of brain waves at the same time.  However, there always is one particular brain wave that is more dominant which is in co-relation on the state that you are in.

When you are awake, but are suffering from ADHD, You generally have more slow wave alpha or theta brain wave activity than beta brain waves. When asleep, there are different slower frequencies, like theta and gamma brain waves.



Beta Waves

Beta waves are known as high frequency brain waves that work maximum when we are awake. They evoke conscious thought, logic, focus and have a stimulating effect. They allow us to be cognitive.  Using too much Beta wave leads to stress and anxiety. The higher beta frequencies are associated with high levels of cognition. Drinking stimulants like coffee or tea can raise your beta activity. These brain waves are very fast brain waves that most people experience day to day.  Tasks such as: logical thinking, writing, reading, and socializing. Read what happens when you undergo a sensory overload.

  • Frequency range: 12 Hz to 40 Hz (High)
  • Too much: Adrenaline, anxiety, high arousal, inability to relax, stress
  • Too little: ADHD, daydreaming, depression, poor cognition
  • Optimal: Conscious focus, memory, problem solving
  • Increase beta waves: Coffee, energy drinks, various stimulants

Alpha Waves

This frequency is a bridge between our conscious thought and subconscious mind. Alpha frequency ranges between beta and theta. It helps us calm down when important and it increases deep relaxation state. When stressed, a phenomenon called “alpha blocking” occurs in the brain that increses beta activity and reduces the alpha activity. Beta waves may “block” out the production of alpha waves because our brain restricts the same under heavy stress conditions.

  • Frequency range: 8 Hz to 12 Hz (Moderate)
  • Too much: Daydreaming, inability to focus, too relaxed
  • Too little: Anxiety, high stress, insomnia, OCD
  • Optimal: Relaxation
  • Increase alpha waves: Alcohol, marijuana, relaxants, some antidepressants, Meditation.

Theta Waves

This amazing frequency range is all about meditation, daydreaming and sleep. Theta waves make us experience deep and raw emotions. Too much theta activity increases depression and makes us  “highly suggestible”. This is based on the fact that they are in a deeply relaxed, semi-hypnotic state. Theta helps us improve our intuition, creativity, and makes us feel more connected with ourselves. As long as theta isn’t produced in excess during our waking hours, it is a very helpful brain wave range. Meditators show us hightened Theta activity which may promote superlearning, positive affirmations and complete relaxation. You can experience and achieve amazing results of hightened Theta states with our Lucia no.03 and our floatation tanks.

  • Frequency range: 4 Hz to 8 Hz (Slow)
  • Too much: ADHD, depression, hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattentiveness
  • Too little: Anxiety, poor emotional awareness, stress
  • Optimal: Creativity, emotional connection, intuition, relaxation
  • Increase theta waves: Depressants, Meditation, Binaural Beats, Lucia.

Delta Waves

These are the slowest low frequency  brain waves in human beings. These brainwaves are produced mostly in deep sleep REM.  As we age, we tend to produce less delta brainwaves during deep sleep. Delta brainwaves are associated with the deepest levels of relaxation and restorative, healing sleep. They have also been found to be involved in subconscious bodily functions. These functions include regulating heart rate, release of bio chemicals and digestion.

An enough amount of production of delta waves makes us feel completely refreshed. Especially after we wake up from a good night’s sleep. If there is less than normal delta activity.

if so, then an individual may experience learning disabilities and  have difficulties maintaining conscious awareness.

  • Frequency range: 0 Hz to 4 Hz (Slowest)
  • Too much: Brain injuries, learning problems, inability to think, severe ADHD
  • Too little: Inability to rejuvenate body, inability to revitalize the brain, poor sleep
  • Optimal: Immune system, natural healing, restorative / deep sleep
  • Increase delta waves: Depressants, sleep, Floatation tanks

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