Headphones and special speaker arrangements are not required to use this CD set.
The first step on the path towards healthy sleep is to lay the neurological groundwork for relaxation, control of mental chatter and energy levels. For example, there is a specific band of brainwaves, called the Sensory Motor Rhythm (SMR), which is involved in the control of arousal states and inhibiting movement during sleep. This brain activity is vital to healthy sleep, so it is not surprising that many insomniacs have a severely low amount of SMR activity. Exercise naturally acts to increase SMR, but given the sedentary lifestyle of society today, using sound patterns that promote this activity can be a highly beneficial supplement. Using these CDs will help train your brain to better control energy levels and sleep patterns, allowing you to effortlessly enjoy a full night's rest. The focus of this CD set is on long term improvement and permanence. The goal is to eventually stop having to use them altogether.
Additionally, the CDs are used to guide the mind gently down to a deep, healthy sleep state. This helps reduce mental chatter and encourage relaxation and paced breathing. The protocols used on these CDs have even been known to help counteract imbalanced circadian rhythms and Somnambulism (sleep walking).
Research and Further Reading
"A Study of the Physiological Variables Associated with Out-of-Body Experiences" J. Hartwell, J. Janis, and S. B. Harary, Research in Parapsychology 1974, Scarecrow Press 1975, 127-129
"A Theory of lucid dreams and OBEs" J. Gackenbach, and S. LaBerge, Conscious Mind, Sleeping Brain.1988
"Out of the Body Down Under: Some Cognitive Characteristics of Australian Students Reporting OOBEs" H. J. Irwin., Journal of the Society for Physical Research, 1980, 50, pp. 448-459
"Lucid Dreams: An Electrophysiological and Psychological Study" Hearne, K. M. T. University of Liverpool, 1978
"Accessing Anomalous States of Consciousness with a Binaural Beat Technology" F. Holmes Atwater, Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 11. No. 3, pp. 263-274, 1997
"Master Zhu" John F. Gilbert, Ph.D. and Robert Moroney, D.A., CPPS, Journal Of NeuroTherapy
"The Awakened Mind - Biofeedback & the Development of Higher States of Awareness". C. Maxwell Cade, Co-authored with Nona Coxhead, Wildwood House, 1979.
"Book Of Floating", Michael Hutchison, 1984, 2003, Gateway Books and "MegaBrain", 1991, Beech Tree Books,
"Awakening Mind I" James Mann, Enlightened Enterprises, 1998
"The Awakened Mind: Biofeedback and the Development of Higher States of Awareness" C. Maxwell Cade, Nona Coxhead, New York: Delacorte Press, 1979
"EEG and Meditation", J.P. Banquet, Journal of Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, Vol. 33, 1972. Also "Spectral Analysis of EEG and Meditation", Vol 35, 1973.
"Awakened Mind" Anna Wise
"Correlates of Intuitive Thinking" M. Westcott, J. Ranzoni, Psychological Reports, Vol. 12, 1963
"Out-of-the-Body Experiences" M. Eastman, Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, 1962, 53, 227-309
"The Fifth State of Consciousness - A Study of Altered States of Consciousness in ESP, Creativity and Healing. Theoria to Theory" C. Maxwell Cade - An International Journal of Science, Philosophy and Contemplative Religion, Vol 12 No 3, 1978.
"ESP and Out-of-Body Experiences: EEG Correlates" Research in Parapsychology 1978, Scarecrow Press, 1979, p. 135-138
"Far Journeys" Monroe, R. A., 1985, New York: Doubleday.
"Altered States of Consciousness", C. Tart, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1969