Mental Training For Insomniacs and More…
Sensorimotor Rhythm (SMR) represents the brainwave frequency range of between 12-15Hz. EEG researchers have found that insomniacs tend to have a lack of SMR waves in the brain.
The concept behind this session is to help train your brain to produce more of these rhythms, with the aim of helping you to fall asleep better and stay asleep for longer, without regularly waking up during the night.
How To Use It
Listen to this SMR session regularly over an extended period, to help train your brain to naturally produce more sensorimotor waves, and inhibit body movement during sleep. This session is not designed as a form of sleep induction, so it should be listened to earlier in the day, not when you go to sleep.
- The Sensory and Motor Strips in the brain control the sending and receiving of messages about movement, to your arms, legs, shoulders, hands, feet and other parts of your body.
- SMR is involved in inhibiting movement during sleep, which is why low levels of it are linked to insomnia.
- Regular exercise and physical activity are known to increase SMR levels in the long term.
- Athletes, dancers, swimmers and people who are generally active, tend to have high levels of SMR activity in the brain.
- ADD/ADHD – SMR Is good for concentration and focus – People with ADD/ADHD are often found to have very low levels of SMR waves.
Also Good For Depression and Anxiety
If you are suffering from depression, you are likely to be producing a high amount of slow wave, low-frequency brainwaves. It can be helpful to stimulate your brain with higher frequency isochronic tones and bring your dominant brainwave frequency up to a higher level. One drawback if you go too high is this might invoke feelings of anxiety, which can often be linked and associated with some types of depression.
The advantage of stimulating to the SMR range of 12-15Hz is that it's a good mid-frequency range, that will help give you some balance. If you have feelings of anxiety, your dominant brainwave frequency will likely be quite high, so it will help to guide yourself down to the SMR range. So SMR should provide some relief for both anxiety and depression sufferers alike.
7 Different Background Tracks Included
You get the 7 Mp3s listed below, so you can choose the sound that suits your mood. Each contains the exact same frequency session, but with an alternative background option.
Here is a short demo of each version:
|Light Relax:||Light Relax|
|Forest sounds with Babbling Brook:||Forest sounds, Babbling Brook|
|Just Tones (no soundtrack):||Just Tones|
Note: Laptop speakers are usually too small to produce enough bass to hear the entrainment tones effectively. So for better sound quality and results, we recommend using external speakers or headphones.
Download the full high-quality Mp3 versions of SMR (Sensorimotor Rhythm), and listen to them anytime you wish on:
- Cell/Mobile Phones
- iPad, iPods etc.
- Mp3 player
- Or burn them to a CD
* Note: You will not be able to download the mp3 music files ‘directly' to iPhones or iPads because of limitations with those devices. For info on how to get the MP3 file onto iPhones and iPads, please click here.
- Find somewhere quiet, close your eyes and begin to relax.
- This track can be played on loop repeat – The track starts and ends at the same 12Hz frequency, and so if required, it can be played on repeat.
- Drink a glass of water before each session, to make sure you are well hydrated.
Headphones are NOT required for this product, but you may find the experience more stimulating if you use them, as it will help to block out external distraction.
- Mp3 player – Plugin external speakers to your mp3 player/iPod or use a music docking station.
- Laptop/tablet – A laptop/tablet can be used but you may need external speakers if you are unable to hear the isochronic tones clearly.
- CD/DVD Player – If you have access to a CD/DVD player in the bedroom, you can burn the mp3 track onto a disc and use that.
- External Speakers – If you are listening with a laptop, you will probably find that the speakers are very small, which means it'll probably be hard to hear the Isochronic Tones effectively. So I recommend plugging in some external speakers for laptops.