Everyone who started lucid dreaming or wants to start lucid dreaming has heard of binaural beats. Binaural beats have the opportunity to become the best lucid dreaming technique out there. That is why I am going to cover how to use binaural beats to lucid dream.
What are binaural beats?
Binaural beats are two separate tones, one in each ear, that are slightly different in frequency. Your brain processes that beat at the diversity of the frequencies. This is called a binaural beat.
Binaural beats for lucid dreaming are theta and delta waves, theta brainwaves are connected to the hypnagogic state of consciousness, while delta brainwaves are connected to deep sleep and REM sleep.
How to use it?
To start trying binaural beats you need to have good over-ear headphones. Good headphones are important because your headphones need to be able to give you the full experience of the frequencies of the tones.
There are 2 kinds of binaural beats for lucid dreaming, these are for during the day or during sleep. It is important to know that binaural beats are a great intention for your subconscious, that you want to be lucid dreaming, and this could be the main reason why you can become lucid from the binaural beats.
during the day
The best option for during the day is delta brainwaves. Delta brainwaves connect you with the hypnagogic state of consciousness this is the state where you can hear, see and feel closed-eye hallucinations. You can find free binaural beats on YouTube, but the limitation of the audio on YouTube can make the experience less powerful. You could instead check on Soundcloud or on Spotify for better quality audio.
These are a couple of examples you can use:
1 hour of Delta waves is enough to trigger this state, it is a clean version without any nonsense about its powers.
You could also decide on this. These delta waves have ambient sound behind them so it is not only the frequencies of the tones.
These two are more powerful than those you find on YouTube.
During the night
The best binaural beats for lucid dreaming during the night are theta waves combined with delta waves. Together they are strong enough to help you induce a lucid dream. It is important to remember that using binaural beats during the night will hurt your sleep. Since you are blasting “music” in your ears all night you may wake up the next morning with a headache, or being tired.
Examples of binaural beats you could use to help you with lucid dreaming:
I know this one is on YouTube, but Spotify and Soundcloud have restrictions on length.
The pros of binaural beats for lucid dreaming are:
- It requires no skill.
- You can make it work on the first night.
- If it doesn’t work you can switch to another lucid dreaming technique.
The best part of it that it doesn’t require any skill. This means that everyone who just started lucid dreaming could try it out, and it could work out on your first night while with other techniques it could take weeks or months before you can make it work. And even when you failed to become lucid with binaural beats you can switch easily to another technique without losing any progression in lucid dreaming.
The cons of binaural beats are:
- You can waste your sleep.
- You can end up with a headache.
- Could’ve done something else during that hour.
The most painful factor of binaural beats for lucid dreaming is that you can hurt your sleep. This means you don’t get the restful sleep that you may need, and on top of that you can end up with a headache. Of course, this is not the worst thing that could happen, but if you think about it, you could’ve done something else at that time.
Theta waves are on frequency 4hz to 7.5hz. these waves are often used for deep relaxation, dreaming, and meditation. Theta waves are known to be powerful for relaxation and have the highest deep relaxation magnitudes of all the brainwaves out there.
Delta waves are on frequency 1hz to 3hz. These waves are beneficial for your sleep cycle, without these waves, you will not experience a night of restful sleep. Delta waves also motivate the production of hormones and melatonin which have a direct impact on the skin, bodily functions, and general well-being.
Should you try it?
From my own experience, I would suggest you try it out and see what result you are going to get from binaural beats. Everyone is different and that makes it hard to decide for someone else. I have heard people saying that they were getting lucid from it a lot, but also heard people saying that it felt like a waste of time and a waste of sleep.
You could also decide to take an alternative of binaural beats for lucid dreaming, meditation is one of them. Meditation can help you with increased dream recall, dream awareness and makes your dreams more vivid. You could do it before bedtime and gain the same benefits in less time. You can read my meditation guide to learn more about how to do it.
Binaural beats can be a great opportunity to become big for lucid dreaming. It may become the main technique to use, but at this point in time I can only say that it could maybe benefit you, and only you can decide if it works for you or not.