Delta Brain Waves Side Effects
Delta brain waves are the slowest, mysterious, most trippy and least understood of all of the natural brain wave states. Frankly, delta is a pretty 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 subjects about 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 of what’s going on inside that brain of yours when it drops down into delta.
Delta Brain Waves– Need to Know
1) It can be hard 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– any 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 the womb has delta brain waves as its dominant state. That baby will be pretty damn chilled out. Nice.
5) During 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 for it.
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 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 off.
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 growth hormone, serotonin, DHEA and lots of other “good” chemicals in the body, which binaural beats and isochronic tones are also good at doing so too.