Jody Hatton wasn’t sleeping well.

Rather than struggle through days and nights with his head in a fog, Hatton decided to take action. He’d become a fan of binaural beats, an emerging type of soundwave therapy, and found the music to be an effective form of relaxation before bed. 

Problem was, after a while the beats he was listening to became a bit boring, and there wasn’t any new material available online. Not to be deterred, Hatton went ahead and started producing his own binaural beats, released them on a YouTube channel, Jody Hatton’s Videos to Make Your Life Better, and now the world is catching on fast — and catching some great ZZZZs in the process.

“In 2014, I decided I was absolutely tired of the cheesy music and sound effects that they had on top of everything,” Hatton said. “So I fired up Adobe After Effects, a program that I use to make videos that has a tone-generator, and I created my own binaural-beat track for sleeping. I used it for a couple of weeks and loved the results.”

In this week’s podcast, Huzefa and Hatton discuss all the ways binaural beats can leave a positive impact on your day-to-day activities. While many listeners use binaural beats as a way to unwind at night, the music can also be utilized to stimulate brain waves and provide energy throughout the day. Hatton is clear that not every single user will have a positive reaction to the binaural beats being played, but he says the overall response is overwhelmingly positive.

But what exactly is a binaural beat? Hatton broke it down for Huzefa, who himself has struggled with getting a good night’s rest in the past.

“There are lots of different technologies — there’s white noise and brown noise and pink noise, and there’s isochronic tones which make sort of an (annoying, repetitive) sound,” Hatton said.

“Binaural beats is you play one tone in the left ear at, say, 100 hertz, and you play another tone in the right ear that’s 103 hertz . . .If you’re listening with stereo headphones and you’re getting a separate tone, what happens is your brain mixes those two signals together and it creates this sort of pulsating, wow-wow-wow sound at the speed of three hertz. Basically it makes your brain waves fire three times a second, which is in the delta range, which is super relaxed. If you listen to that three hertz wow-wow-wow for a few minutes, you start to feel really deep, heavy and relaxed.”

There’s a lot to unpack in this powerful podcast. If you struggle with quality sleep and haven’t been able to find a proper remedy, this is definitely an interview you’ll want to check out. To hear Huzefa’s full conversation with Jody Hatton, click the podcast link below and enjoy the ride!


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