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Brain Fitness How to Use Sound and Light to Improve Your Mental Health

Did you know that there are frequencies of light and sound that can improve your mental health? It's true! These unique frequencies have been shown to produce incomparable brain fitness. In this blog post, we will discuss how to use light and sound to improve your mental health. We will also provide tips on how to get the most out of these therapies. So, if you're looking for a way to boost your brain power, read on!

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What is Mental Health?

Mental health refers to a person's emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It is essential for living a fulfilling and successful life. It allows us to think, feel, and act in ways that help us meet the challenges of work and life head-on. Several things, like our genes and the hormones regulating our biological chemistry, affect our mental health condition. Other causes include life experiences, trauma and a history of abuse. Taking care of our mental wellbeing helps reduce stress, build healthier relationships, promote brain function and more. To achieve optimal mental fitness it's important to engage in activities that support brain health including light/sound therapies meditative practices ,cognitive exercises ,and other wellness rituals. A person with a sound mental state will have the capacity to develop skills and talents to their fullest potential, manage stressors optimally, be productive at work and make positive contributions in their communities.

While there are many ways to manage mental health, braintapping, specifically the use of light and sound frequencies has been found out to be one of the most effective tools for improving and maintaining brain fitness.

Does light affect mood?

Light does more than adjust our visual perception; it also causes physical and psychological reactions that can improve or harm our health. For example, light exposure can help us sleep better, think more clearly, and feel happier. Conversely, too much light or the wrong kind of light can disrupt our natural sleep cycles and lead to problems like depression.

There are three main qualities of light in relation to color: brightness, intensity, and steadiness. Brightness is the amount of light given off by a light source, usually expressed in lumens or lux. Some studies have shown that brighter light can intensify emotions, while low light doesn’t remove emotions, but keeps them steady. This can lead to people having the ability to make more rational decisions in low light and find it easier to agree with others in negotiation.

The saturation of a color refers to its intensity, with more saturated hues having amplifying effects on emotions and muted colors dampening them. In art, saturation is defined on a scale from pure color (100% [fully saturated]) to grey (0%). A similar scale can be applied to lighting.

Hue is defined as a color or shade. It’s been proven through various studies that natural light can make you happier, but colors created by artificial light can also evoke different emotions and have other effects on the body.

Blue wavelengths are scattered more than other colors because they are shorter and have higher energy. This causes blue light to be less focused, resulting in a "softer" or hazier image. Brain cells absorb blue light more easily than red wavelengths, which is why looking at screens before bedtime can make it harder to sleep later on. Red/amber light doesn't usually affect our internal clocks as much as other colors. In fact, red light in the evening can actually improve mental health! This happens because exposure to red light in the evening helps increase melatonin production. And better sleep leads to improved cognition and overall mental wellbeing.

Light and Circadian Rhythm

Circadian rhythm, our internal clock, affects melatonin secretion, cortisol activity and alertness. You already know that blue light suppresses melatonin levels to help us stay awake from the last section. Red light does the opposite by elevating levels of Melatonin to prepare our bodies for sleep.

Melatonin is a hormone that helps regulate our sleep cycles. When there is an imbalance of melatonin, we may have difficulty sleeping which could lead to behavioral changes. To keep levels of melatonin healthy, avoid blue-hued light late at night or right before bedtime. This will help melatonin levels rise and give you a better night's sleep.

Disrupted circadian rhythms can also have a negative impact on the limbic system, which regulates emotions such as happiness, sadness and anger.

What is Sound Therapy?

Music has a way of affecting your mood, whether you listen to ASMR, white noise, Taylor Swift or Mozart. Not only does music have a profound effect on your emotions, but it can also affect your physical well-being. Faster-paced music can help you feel more alert and focused, while upbeat tunes can boost your mood and make you feel more optimistic about life. Slower tempo music, on the other hand, can quiet your mind and relax your muscles – making you feel calmer and helping to relieve stress. In fact, research has shown that music is an effective tool for relaxation and managing stress levels. But did you know that sound frequencies can also be used to enhance brain fitness & promote mental wellbeing?

Sound therapy is becoming increasingly popular as people strive to improve their wellness. The concept is simple: music can have a variety of reactions on your body and mind, so therapists use this to help patients with common conditions. Some benefits of sound therapy include improved focus and decreased physical pain.

Sound therapy is a type of treatment that uses sounds and music to promote healing. It is non-invasive, simple, and cost-effective, and can be used for a range of conditions. Like massage therapy, which uses touch to deliver healing, sound therapy is a form of sensory therapy. It has been used by various cultural groups for centuries and is now gaining popularity in the United States.

There are many types of sound healing, similar to other forms of therapy. One of the most popular is known as a "sound bath," which uses instruments such as bowls to create an immersive experience where one's whole body can Listen. Another well-known form is called music therapy, which employs therapist-selected sounds to improve things like memory and stress levels. Binaural beats entail playing two different tones in each ear simultaneously; the brain then hears this as a single, almost euphoric tone. Still others work similarly—all with the end goal being easing, energizing, and empowering us using sound waves.

What kinds of sounds are used?

Different sounds create different effects and are used for various purposes in sound therapy. Some common instruments used in sound baths and therapy are Tibetan sound bowls, crystal bowls, gongs, tuning forks, chimes, and voice. Sounds can also come from recordings of white noise or ambient music. The purpose of the session will determine what kind of instrument is best to use as well as the tone and frequency. If relaxation is what you seek, then look for sounds with slow melodies and transitions, as well as those with lower frequencies. Nature sounds like rainfall offer the benefit of white noise, which has a calming effect on the nervous system and can even help lessen physical pain. For an increase in energy and enhanced focus, try listening to music that is steady and upbeat sounding.

What does sound therapy feel like?

The purpose of sound therapy is to help bring balance and restoration, which we have seen manifest in many ways, such as crying, euphoria, laughter, and anger. This treatment brings buried emotions to the surface, so it's not uncommon to feel emotional after a session—or even up to a day later.

What are the benefits of sound therapy?

There is an overwhelming amount of research to support the use of sound therapy in order to relieve pain, both physical and psychological. In one study done by researchers from the University of California, it was found that those who were new to meditation saw a significant decrease in stress and anger levels when Tibetan bowls were used as opposed those who did not meditate with any tools. Patients with fibromyalgia also noted an increase in time spent without pain while sitting or standing after being exposed low-frequency sounds.

Futhermore, studies show that when people listen to music with 60 beats per minute, it causes their brain to sync with the beat and produce alpha brainwaves (frequencies from 8 - 14 hertz or cycles per second). This type of wave is present when we are awake but relaxed. To fall asleep (which requires a delta brainwave of 5 hertz), a person usually needs to spend at least 45 minutes listening to calming music in a comfortable position.

Furthermore, meta-analyses back the advantages of audio on wellbeing. After investigating 30 separate studies, researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany found proof to support using binaural beats as a means to lower anxiety levels. Also, by analyzing 400 other studies, scientists from McGill University discovered through their research links between playing and listening to music with improved general mental and physical health overall. Though many studies on sound therapy have small sample sizes, the results are still significant. Sound therapy may not be a cure for everyone with severe pain or stress, but it has helped most people who've tried it.

According to Stanford University, "listening to music seems to be able to change brain functioning," which in turn can help alleviate stress. The great thing about music is that it's accessible to everyone and boasts many benefits.

What is Braintapping?

Braintapping is a technique that is gaining more popularity due to its ability to improve mental health. It uses specific frequencies of sound and light to stimulate neural activity.

By using light frequencies, which are delivered through glasses or headgear to stimulate neural activity in the brain, it has been shown not only to improve overall cognitive function but also help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.

For those who prefer sound over light when it comes to brain fitness, there are numerous auditory stimulation techniques available as well. One way is through tapping your fingers on specific points on the body while listening to certain tones or frequencies using headphones or earbuds. Research has shown that this type of sound stimulation has many beneficial effects on brain function, including enhancing cognitive performance and reducing stress levels.

Conclusion

There are countless ways to tap into the power of these unique tools and unlock your full potential. By harnessing light and sound through technologies like braintapping, we can stimulate our brains in unique ways that promote optimal cognitive function, increase focus, reduce stress levels, improve memory recall, and boost overall wellbeing. So if you're looking to take better care of your mental health, consider incorporating light/sound therapies into your regular routine - you won't be disappointed! After all, when it comes to brain fitness, every little bit helps. And with these innovative techniques at your disposal, there's no limit to what you can achieve.

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