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Autonomic Tone

Calming Binaural Meditation Music

Calm Radio offers an exclusive collection of free binaural relaxing music channels created especially for meditation. Music for meditation is helpful in guiding your body into a relaxed parasympathetic state. While you are in this relaxed state, your heart rate slows down, your breathing becomes more regular and your stress hormones drop. Calming meditation music has been shown to create positive physiological effects on the body as well as to improve your moods.

Autonomic tone is the balance between the sympathetic (stressed) and parasympathetic (calm) tone. Parasympathetic tone maintains smooth muscle tone in the intestines and holds resting heart rate down to about 70-80 beats/minute. The autonomic nervous system is a control system that acts largely unconsciously and regulates bodily functions such as the heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate and more. When the sympathetic nervous system is overactive during times of stress, the relaxing parasympathetic nervous system is affected. Listening to calming meditation music helps activate the parasympathetic nervous system and calm you down.

Calm Radio's binaural meditation music channel "Autonomic Tone" is intended to help slow your brain, reduce stress by using a binaural low-frequency sine wave. It begins in the Beta zone at around 10 beats per second...gradually slowing to 1 beat per second in the Delta brain wave frequency, so you can achieve a deeper relaxing parasympathetic state. Suggested listening is with headphones or earbuds at lower levels for best results. Listen to calming music before sleeping, or anytime when you feel the need to relax.

What are binaural beats?

Brainwaves are divided into four categories: Delta waves (deep sleep), Theta waves (somnolence and reduced consciousness), Alpha waves (physical and mental relaxation), and Beta waves (being agitated or tense). Listening with binaural beats can help our left and right brainwaves align, promoting more restful sleep and a more relaxed state.

Binaural beats use sub-hearing frequencies that pulse slowly in a bottom layer of the music track. For instance, 0.1 to 4 Hertz (Delta), 4 to 7 hertz (Theta), 7 to 13 hertz (Alpha) and 13 to 30 hertz (Beta).

Listen to all of Calm Radio’s free calming meditation music and sleep music in the Calm music app available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Alexa, Roku, Sonos, Bluesound, Kindle, Apple TV, and many other mobile apps.

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