Why Meditones Help You Wind Down & Have Deep Restful Sleep

Restful Life
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Imagine easily falling asleep (and staying asleep) for a deep, restful slumber?

Sound delicious? Sleep is one of life’s great mysteries. Scientists still don’t really know why we sleep. However, anyone who has had a restless night, will tell you sleep is absolutely necessary.

And it’s not hard to see why. Sleep is vital for physical wellbeing, concentration, and mood.

Signs of good, healthy sleep mean you can:

  • Easily fall asleep within 15-20 minutes of lying down
  • Stay asleep for most of the night
  • Don’t have long periods of lying awake wishing you could go back to sleep
  • Wake up feeling refreshed

But what if you’re not sleeping well?!

What if you have trouble falling asleep (onset insomnia)? Or wake up a lot during the night (maintenance insomnia)? Or you’re a shift worker?

What if you’re a new parent and suffer from broken sleep? Or you have physical or mental health issues that prevent you from a good night’s rest?

What’s a sleep deprived person to do?!

First, we need to understand what the brain is doing during sleep.

Your Brain During Sleep

Your brain is made up of billions of neurons that use electrical signals to communicate.

When neurons fire together to send signals to other neurons, the resulting patterns are known as brain waves.

There are two dominant brain waves that occur during sleep: Theta waves and Delta waves.

Theta brain waves are produced during REM sleep (when you dream). Delta brain waves are produced during deep, dreamless sleep.

When you have a good night’s sleep, you naturally cycle through Theta and Delta brain waves. This cycle usually lasts about 5-6 hours, giving you a deep and restorative sleep.

Grey cat sleeping on a white bed with an illustration of ZZZs over their head

Benefits of Theta brain waves include:

  • deep calm
  • improved meditation
  • REM or dreaming sleep

Benefits of Delta brain waves include:

  • deep, restful sleep
  • healing and pain relief
  • neurological regeneration (1)

Which means when you access those deep, slow brain waves, you access all of the benefits of refreshing sleep.

The Science Of Actually Falling Asleep

Fall asleep. Nod off. Crash.

It’s easy to imagine that sleep is an off switch. But sleep isn’t a light bulb.

Sleep is a sunset. A gradual descent into deep rest.

GIF of a sun setting behind a mountain range on a mint green illustrated background

Your brain slowly fades through cycles of Theta & Delta brain waves to give you restful sleep.

And in order to bring this sleep cycle on easily, you need to soothe your nervous system and wind down before you go to bed.

This is why a restful bedtime routine is so important. It helps to activate your parasympathetic nervous system so that you can feel calm enough to fall asleep.

Anyone who’s had a busy stressful day will tell you it’s almost impossible to fall asleep when you are dysregulated.

Which means if you want restful sleep? You need to start producing calm brain waves.

And the good news is, there’s an easy way to do just that.

The Restful Sleep Shortcut That Works In Minutes

If you struggle with insomnia, stress or really unrefreshing sleep - there’s a way you can start producing calm, restful brain waves straight away.

With meditones®.

Brain waves are measured by their frequency per second, or in Hertz (Hz). So are sound waves.

Which means we can use sound to stimulate or entrain specific brain wave patterns.

Meditones are precisely tuned frequencies of sound. When these frequencies are combined, they create a humming vibration. Scientists call them ‘binaural beats’.

When you listen to this humming vibration with headphones, the brain responds in a remarkable way.

Illustration of a person wearing headphones listening to Theta meditones at 4 Hz

The left and right hemispheres of the brain work in unison to create calm brain waves - similar to ones you produce during restful sleep.

Which means that you can listen to meditones and help your brain fall asleep effortlessly. And the best news? The meditones effect works in minutes.

There’s no need to toss and turn struggling to fall asleep.

Simply slip on your headphones and the meditones effect works easily and consistently every time.

“I love the feeling of magic and light and comfort I get when I listen to meditones. They put me to sleep, in a really deep state each time.” ~ Emma

You could listen to Theta & Delta meditones:

  • when you first go to bed to help you fall asleep
  • if you wake in the middle of the night to help you easily fall back asleep
  • in the afternoon for a quick, refreshing ‘nap’ (great for stay-at-home parents)
  • if you’re a shift worker and need to block out daytime noise for a better sleep

Takeaway

There’s no need to struggle with sleep any more. You can have deep restful sleep every night. Effortlessly.

No need to toss and turn. No need to ship the kids off to boarding school. No need to curse your brain

All you need are headphones.

Access hours of meditones music inside the Restful app. You can browse for Theta or Delta meditones; or check out our Sleep playlist.