Meditation – Insomnia, Theta waves, Melatonin and the Pineal Gland
The pineal gland is a small, pea-shaped gland in the brain. Its function isn’t fully understood. Researchers do know that it produces and regulates some hormones, including melatonin. The correlation between Theta waves and melatonin production in the brain has interested experts for decades.
Melatonin is best known for the role it plays in regulating sleep patterns. Sleep patterns are also called circadian rhythms. According to the circadian clock (diagram courtesy of en.wikipedia.org), melatonin secretion naturally stops at 7.30 am and starts again at 9.00 pm
The pineal gland also plays a role in the regulation of hormone levels, due in part to the melatonin produced and excreted by the pineal gland. A 2016 study suggests that melatonin may also help protect against cardiovascular issues such atherosclerosis and hypertension; however, more research needs to be done into the potential functions of melatonin.
If you have a sleep disorder, it could be a sign that your pineal gland is not producing the correct amount of melatonin. Some alternative medicine practitioners believe you can detox and activate your pineal gland to improve sleep and open your third eye. However, as yet, there is no scientific research to support these claims.
One way to control the melatonin in your body is to use melatonin supplements which will make you feel tired. They may help you realign your circadian rhythm if you’ve been travelling to a different time zone or working a night shift. Supplements may also help you fall asleep faster, but drugs have side effects, so you might want to try other options first.
Here we present the first of our tracks in aid of helping your brain beat trouble with sleeping with a natural melatonin producing frequency. This track is very powerful and extremely effective in aiding and treating sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnoea and the anxiety caused whilst trying to fall asleep.
Theta brain waves are the brain state of REM sleep (dreams), hypnosis, lucid dreaming, and the barely conscious state just before sleeping and just after waking. Theta is the border between the conscious and the subconscious world, and by using these theta waves to relax the brain, we also cause it to familiarize itself with being asleep, thus naturally ensuring that the brain produces its own natural melatonin production to an adequate level.
The theta waves incorporated in this track naturally enhance our circadian rhythms, releasing melatonin, relieving anxiety and settling our brainwaves into a gentle, relaxing, tranquil dreamlike state, drifting into therapeutic, healing slumber.