As you probably know,Your brain is made up of billions of cells called neurons that communicate with each other via electrical signals. This where all your thoughts, emotions and behaviors originate.
These electrical signals form wave-like patterns – so we call them brainwaves. Alpha brainwaves were the first type to be discovered back in 1924 by German psychiatrist Hans Berger.
Scientists now believe there are 5 different types of human brainwaves, all of which move at different speeds (measured in hertz). These brainwaves change constantly throughout the day according to what you’re doing and feeling. For instance, when your brainwaves are slower, you feel calm and relaxed. But when your brainwaves move faster, you’re super alert.
If you’re feeling a bit low or lacking in inspiration, boosting your alpha brainwaves may help. Recent research suggests the stimulation of alpha brainwaves may help make you more creative and possibly even help treat depression.
So how do we generate more alpha waves? Can we do this consciously? Tune in tomorrow to find out!