Hey Amanda,

It's great to hear from you. And I have to start by thanking you for introducing me to something I had never heard of before. But I am big fan of new age music, including listening to sounds like storms and waterfalls. I found a website featuring various binaural beats and really enjoyed listening to them.

I have to also say that I know nothing about these sounds in terms of how they might impact depression or insomnia.

But here's what I can say from my own experience and that of my clients. I do find that listening to these sound can be incredibly relaxing, helping me to feel calm and at peace. From experience, I can say that listening can potentially help you to feel more relaxed which can, in turn, help you to get to sleep. I have listened to sounds like waterfalls myself to relax, and my clients have reported the same. So again, not a recommendation as such, but what I and my clients have experienced. And I have to of course add that not everyone I have talked to has experienced the same benefit.

I can't make speak to how listening to binaural beats might help with depression. But I can speak to the value of feeling peaceful and relaxed, and having adequate rest. This can have a positive impact on your mental health.

Thanks again for introducing me to this term. You may want to do some Googling to see if you come up with any studies that might provide evidence of the value of binaural beats. And if you do, please let me know.

Take care of yourself!


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AmandaPanda09 February 22, 2018 at 12:21 pm   

Thanks So much Dr. Gary glad I could teach or atleast ask you about something different, I'll be sure to take a look at those studies!

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