Couple weeks ago, @BrainAnalyser made a mention of Mitch Altmans NeuroDreamer Kickstarter on Twitter and was instantly excited and reached out to Mitch for a demo device, and have to say, for a demo device, and the first implementation of the NeuroDreamer, it’s pretty fantastic. I’m a big advocate of binaural beats and although the NeuroDreamer uses the full spectrum of frequencies simultaneously using different amplitudes (alpha, beta, delta, theta) the device uses the frequency that has been the most receptive in showing “frequency following responses” predominantly in the brain, the alpha state for relaxation.
I also suffer from tinnitus (brain produced tone due to damage of the tiny hairs in the inner ear), so the pairing of the mask and the tones for that alone is fantastic. What I did not expect was the quality of it. Kickstarter says its made from memory foam, and just fits very comfortably the quality of the material on your face, it’s all just perfect. The control you have over the device is great to, allowing users to choose from Music w/ Lights, just Music, and then being able to gauge the levels of brightness of light, and the volume of audio…and all of this is done intuitively with THREE buttons.
From the Kickstarter page:
With one button, the user has a choice of five different songs, all with this same full spectrum of frequencies, to help them rest. Four of the songs are musical, and one is an ambient ocean song.
My only problem is the device assumes 20min to go from awake to deep sleep, and theres no way to extend the time of the song without hitting the button again. But to be honest, most of the time I used this, I was out before I needed to hit the button again.
Steven Caputo is a 37 year old 16yr Technology Professional presently working out of Chicago, IL. In his free time; an artist, a musician, a geek, a gamer, a philosophy/neuroscience junkie, and nano coral-reef aquarist.
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