Delta Brain Waves:
9 Things You
Should Probably Know
Delta brain waves
are the slowest, mysterious, most trippy and least
understood of all of the natural brain wave states. Frankly,
delta is a
mysterious place to be.
What we do know is that delta brain waves occur between the frequency
of 0.5 - 4Hz, and are the
brain waves we experience during deep, dreamless sleep.
Because there is no (or very little) recall from test
what delta feels like, there is lots
of speculation as to what actually
happens when your brain produces delta brain waves.
This article will
introduce a few of the saner and crazier theories, to give you an idea
going on inside that brain of yours when it drops down into delta.
Anyway, here's nine things you may not have known about delta brain
Please note - it
is *very* unlikely that brain wave entrainment tools
will help you to remain conscious in the delta state anytime soon
(well, I've been
trying for quite a while, at least, and I haven't heard of many people
who can). I'n fact, Ive read that
even Zen Masters have difficulty staying awake at this low level. There
are some products that come pretty close though (see below).
Delta Brain Waves - Need to Know
1) It is VERY rare to remain conscious
in this state, so it's very
mysterious as to what our brains are actually up to when they are
producing delta waves.
2) It is our LOWEST level of brain wave activity
lower and we are "brain dead". Ahem.
3) Many people
believe that delta brain waves provide
access to God, "Infinite Intelligence", or the "Collective Unconscious"
mind. Google it and have a look for yourself, before dismissing it out
of hand :)
4) In the final
stages of pregnancy, the baby in
womb has delta brain waves as its dominant state. That baby will
pretty damn chilled out. Nice.
infancy, from around 3 months
to 1 year
(approximately - there's a few conflicting studies here) delta brain
waves are the dominant level of brain wave activity. I can't really
remember too much of that period, personally, so I'll take their word
6) Before we die, delta brain
waves are the final waves
that we produce. Erm... nice to know, I suppose.
7) We get delta
waves when we are in a deep,
non-dreaming sleep. There are some claims - notably from tools
Evolution System and Holosync
- that it is possible to
reach this state and
remain conscious in delta. I don't think I've managed it yet, but if
you're up for a challenge, check them out and have a go yourself. This
is the level that even Zen Masters reportedly find difficult to
maintain, so you'll be out-Zen'ing the pros if you manage to pull it
8) It is a
seemingly unconscious state
- there is very
little recall of memory from people who have been experiencing delta
brain waves. It's like we're just off somewhere else...
9) It is linked
with production of human
serotonin, DHEA and lots of other "good" chemicals in the body,
binaural beats and isochronic tones are also good at doing so too. Have
a look at the binaural beat research for the stats.
- We experience delta brain waves in the womb, and then
loads through infancy.
- After that, unfortunately we tend to grow up and
start to use our brains for other purposes, and mysteriously forget how
to access it consciously any more. Oops.
- Then we only experience delta when we are in a deep,
dreamless sleep - until it's time for us to die, in which case it's
back to delta for the journey. Boom!
- In short, there are lots of suggestions that delta
brain waves are incredibly beneficial for us - we just don't know why
- There are some tools that claim to be able to take
you consciously into delta, however this would take a lot of practice
(from my 3 years + experience). By all means give it a go, but don't
expect instant access to delta.
If you want to have a go at reaching delta, first I would recommend
getting to grips with consciously accessing alpha
brain waves and theta brain waves, which will help you to relax, slow
down your brain waves and produce the "happy chemicals" which make the
experience so bloody pleasurable :)
When you have mastered
this - and please don't rush it because it's an awesome, challenging
learning curve - perhaps then you can try using binaural beats or
isochronic tones to get into the delta state on demand.
Evolution System (best and with a price tag to match), Holosync (tens
of thousands of happy customers) or Unexplainable Store (cheap as
chips, big variety, good quality).
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If you do want to research the market further, there are
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detailed dossier into the Top 5 Brain
Wave Toys, which compares the
finer details and pros / cons of five of the best products I have come
across (out of dozens and dozens... see above... oops).
Otherwise, good luck on your quest for delta brain waves, and let me
know how you get on! Boom!
Enjoy your adventure,
aka Binaural Beats Geek