Everybody is talking about “hacking”. Someone recently asked me for some “biohacks” for sleeping. As a chiropractic physician, I am called upon daily by patients to make recommendations about sleep. I have 23 years of experience involving health, wellness and fitness, including how sleep can impact vitality. So what about Bio Hacking a good night’s sleep?
It turns out I happen to have a hot one that is worth looking at – “Brainwave Entrainment”. You might find this pretty interesting.
Brainwave Entrainment is a process by which stimuli can be used to “synchronize” or essentially program brainwaves. As a result, we can achieve certain desired states in the brain (like sleep). The stimuli can be electrical, visual, auditory, or maybe even physical stimuli such as tapping. The means for brainwave entrainment can vary. While some require a full-fledged clinical apparatus, others can simple enough to run on a smartphone. One of these – Binaural Beats – is a viable “Biohack” you could access for sleep within minutes. Besides that, you can get this “hack” with minimal investment.
Binaural beats are not super complicated. A different frequency is delivered left and right via a set of stereo headphones, earbuds, or speakers in a headband. Those are heard or recognized by different sides of the brain. Crossing over in the brain, they essentially create a third pattern which can modulate, influence, or even produce brainwaves. You might recognize these waves as Alpha, Beta, Theta, etc.
A patient with a good night’s sleep is a happier, more productive patient. Sleep is imperative for recovery, function, fitness and vitality. This applies to everything from migraine headaches to car accidents. We can help you identify how any relative sleep disturbance can impact your overall well-being. Accordingly, we will work “Bio Hacking” a good night’s sleep into your chiropractic recovery program and help it really work for you.
Blue Heron Chiropractic specializes in both Old pain and New pain, Vitality, Motor Vehicle Accident Recovery and Work Injuries. Finally, if you have questions about how Dr. Dana Sibilla and Chiropractic can help you, or about exercise, optimal function, pain or pain management, schedule an appointment today.