What is Brainwave Entrainment?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: Mind Alive Inc., David Pal


Brainwave synchronization or "brainwave entrainment," is 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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 3 10
Bipolar manic episodes 2 10
Insomnia 2 10
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder 1 2
Bipolar depressive episodes 1 8
Bipolar disorder 1 8

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Brainwave Entrainment

Side effect Patients Percentage
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1


Based on patients currently having Brainwave Entrainment

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 10
Not specified 2
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