Benefits of increasing beta brainwaves
Ability to think quickly
When a person is high in beta brainwaves, they are able to think fast, generate new ideas quickly, and live in a high state of functioning. Quick thinking and mental processing definitely helps when applying for a job in the 21st century and preparing for exams. Studies have shown that people who think quickly feel more confident, happier, and actually live longer than slower thinkers.
Being more social
When a person talks, their beta brainwave range naturally increases. If you are interested in becoming more social, an increase in beta brainwaves may be the ticket. In most people, an increase in beta activity boosts conversational energy and ability to keep conversation going. I’ve had personal experiences in the high beta brainwave range and you are more social period.
Ever get that nice healthy adrenaline rush or feeling of excitement in the pit of your stomach? That feeling is caused by an increase in the amount of beta brainwaves. Beta waves kick in when people get excited and definitely feel invigorating.
When people are in the beta brainwave state, they naturally feel more goal-oriented. It could be due to the fact that they have more energy, are more social, and have high levels of focus that cause them to naturally be more goal-oriented. It could also be the fact that an increase in left-hemisphere brain functioning is associated with goals and goal setting. Either way, it definitely will get you more pumped up and inspired to achieve your goals.
Though a specific peak-performance brainwave pattern is heavily debated, beta brainwaves can certainly aid in performance ability. When a person’s focus skyrockets, and their energy levels skyrocket, their performance abilities will naturally increase.
Highest levels of focus
Have some mental fog and a low level of focus? Beta brainwaves may be the ticket to changing that around! People with ADD and ADHD are commonly prescribed stimulants, which cause beta brainwave activity in their brains to increase. Hence, an increased ability to focus, get things done, and all the other things associated with beta waves.
Do you lack energy? Are you always tired and wish you had more energy? Well, beta brainwaves could definitely help you out! People low in beta brainwaves feel tired and report less overall energy throughout the day. To get out of a sleepy state and lift some mental fog, consider increasing your beta waves!
We have definitely noticed that a person feel less depressed and constantly able to generate positive thoughts while in a high-beta mental state. Positive thinking and an increase in beta waves makes perfect sense because the left- hemisphere is associated with positive thoughts.
Write easily and quickly
When beta brainwave levels are high, one’s ability to write increases. Beta activity occurs in the left hemisphere that is highly activated
while writing. I can personally testify for this one: my ability to write is definitely enhanced when I am able to get into a state of beta.
Increase in I.Q.
Studies have been done and show that people higher in the beta brainwave range actually have higher I.Q.’s than the average population. It makes perfect sense, since activities like reading and solving math problems can definitely help build a smart brain.
As goes for anything, too much beta activity can be a bad thing. By no means would it be a good idea for you to increase a brainwave that you already have high levels of. In fact, you may experience the horror of beta brainwaves, as they can cause:
Anxiety –Too much beta activity may cause you to feel afraid or have thoughts of fear towards things that you are usually calm. I would imagine that if your brainwaves get high enough in the beta range, you will begin to notice a fear of things that are not normal to freak out over.
Stress – Though there are many good things that come with beta waves, there is also a huge possibility that they may stress you out. They are linked to increased stress, which is why it is important to learn how to shift your brainwaves when needed.
Paranoia – Paranoid schizophrenics are actually able to generate much more high- beta (25-30 Hz) activity than the average population. Are beta brainwaves the cause of schizophrenia? No, they are a side-effect and schizophrenia is a much more complex disease. Increasing beta brainwaves will not increase the likelihood of you becoming crazy, but they could make you feel more paranoid than usual. Always checking the locks and worried that someone will break in? It may be time to boost that alpha brainwave pattern and tone down the beta!
Muscle tension – Another drawback to the beta brainwaves is that your body will feel uneasy and muscle tension increases. Nobody enjoys feeling tensed and unable to relax their muscles. Avoid high amounts of beta activity to avoid tense muscles.
Increased blood pressure – High blood pressure is usually not anything to be proud of. Beta brainwaves cause an increase in stress and thoughts and naturally increase your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is already high, chances are good that you know what a beta brainwave state feels like.
Unwanted thoughts – Beta brainwaves can be a source of unwanted or anxious thoughts. Too much beta activity can cause one to experience a mild form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Rapid, random thoughts that are beyond control have potential to haunt the person that is high in beta.
Insomnia – Want to stay up all night? If so, I recommend increasing your beta activity. It is probably a bad idea to do any beta-geared activity right before falling asleep. Keep your brain healthy, get that sleep, and work to prevent insomnia.
Addiction – Are you addicted to the internet? Chances are that if you have an addiction, you would greatly benefit from a downscaling in your current amount of beta brainwaves! Look at “how to boost your alpha brain wave” to help you curb and hopefully eliminate your addictions.