Insomnia Help / Sleep Induction

Occasionally I have clients in my private practice who have trouble sleeping. I generally recommend they discuss their concerns with their doctor. In addition to talking with their doctor I'll recommend they try listening to recordings designed to induce a deep state of sleep, or brainwave entrainment.

describes Brainwave synchronization or "brainwave entrainment," as any practice that aims to cause brainwave frequency to fall into step with a periodic stimulus having a frequency corresponding to the intended brain-state (for example, to induce sleep). It depends upon a "frequency following" response, a naturally occurring phenomenon where the human brain has a tendency to change its dominant EEG frequency towards the frequency of a dominant external stimulus.

You can download software to make your own sleep induction sound recordings here. You can find more information about the theory behind brainwave entrainment here. Below is an 8 minute soundtrack and a link to download a sample file.

Sleep induction wav file