Recommendations - Pregnancy

Delta Waves

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If you’re like me and have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep during pregnancy, try listening to delta waves.

Operating at a frequency range of 0-4Hz (the slowest of all the brainwaves), Delta Waves are what cause sleep to be restorative, which allow the person to wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. It is also important for the healing process –through the release of various hormones during sleep-, and is what controls many of the body’s unconscious functions, like the heartbeat, digestion, breathing, and many other things we don’t often think about, but actually need.  As such, it is also associated with loss of consciousness and physical awareness.

The other benefit of regularly listening to delta waves (or any music for that matter) throughout your pregnancy is that your baby will recognise the sound and it may help to calm them.