How To Improve Your Memory Power Easily And Naturally With Brainwave Entrainment
Isn’t it incredibly annoying when you can’t find your keys, or remember important passwords or what you need from the shops? Memory problems are very common, and the results can range from mild annoyance to severe inconvenience. However, there are steps you take to improve your memory – and without taking potentially harmful and addictive ‘memory drugs’ either!
Why Do People Forget?
The workings of both short term and long term memory have been studied extensively, and while people forget things for different reasons, there are some common issues that can cause problems with recall. One is your state of mind – both while you are absorbing knowledge in the first place, and while you’re attempting to retrieve it later. If your focus is scattered, or your attention span low, you may not absorb information effectively. Stress and mental blocks can also prevent its retrieval later on.
How To Improve Your Memory
There are many systems and tactics out there that claim to help you improve your memory, from the proverbial knotted handkerchief to more high-tech solutions. These include:
- Avoiding distractions – while taking in new information (as when studying for example), ensure that distractions such as noise, interruptions etc are minimized.
- Take breaks – don’t try to take too much new information in at once. Take regular breaks to keep your brain fresh.
- Use mnemonics – these are tricks and techniques for boosting recall, such as when you associate the items you’re trying to remember with something else that’s easy to recall. For example if you’re trying to remember a list of items, you might visualize a picture of the number ‘1’ (perhaps as some tall thin item like a tower or ladder), and combine that with the item you’re trying to remember. The more verbally inclined might use a rhyme, such as ‘one is a bun, two is a screw, three is a tree…’ – and link the things you’re trying to remember with these items.
- Get plenty of sleep – not sleeping enough can play havoc with your memory (as well as with other physical and mental functions).
- Eat well – certain nutrients are needed for maximal brain function, such as omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil and various seeds such as flax.
Using Brainwave Entrainment To Improve Memory
One more sophisticated technique is to make use of brainwave entrainment recordings such as isochronic tones to more easily access the subconscious mind – and the memories it holds. Brainwave entrainment refers to the tendency of the brain to synchronize with an external rhythmic stimulus whose frequency falls within the brain’s natural range. For example, the brain produces alpha waves (in the 8 – 12 Hz range) when you’re in a state of relaxation, daydreaming or light meditation. By listening to a brainwave synchronization recording that’s designed to induce alpha waves in the brain, you can access these states more easily, at will. Brainwave entrainment can provide a kind of short cut to all kinds of different physical and mental states that it might otherwise be difficult to achieve and maintain without years of mind control practice.
You may be able to access hidden memories more effective from the theta brainwave state (4 – 8 Hz). This is a state of relatively deep trance, and provides easier access to the subconscious and its largely untapped resources. In bypassing the conscious mind, mental blocks are no longer a problem, and the information that you thought you’d forgotten is more readily available.
Choosing A Brainwave Synchronization Recording For Memory Improvement
Brainwave entrainment (especially binaural beats) is very popular these days, and there are plenty of recordings to choose from. Make sure you get a quality recording that you enjoy – I personally really like the meditation tracks from this site (theta meditation being best for accessing the subconscious). They do also do some recordings specifically for memory issues, but I haven’t yet tried those myself. However, all the recordings are fully guaranteed for eight weeks, and there are free samples available to see if you like them.
They also have a choice of binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones – these all work slightly differently, but can all be very effective (read more about the differences between binaural, monaural and isochronic recordings). If you’re not sure which to choose, note that many people find isochronic tones to be the most effective of the three, due to the way their clearly defined pulses help to entrain the brain more efficiently.