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Who would have thought that recording the sound from the interior of a B-17 Flying Fortress could result in a soothing experience? After all, flying in one over enemy territory was petrifying as was hearing one over year head if you were the enemy.
The war is over, however, and now there is science that proves that certain sounds can have a healing effect on people. To make the B-17 even more iconic, the noise of its engine as heard from the interior of the fuselage produces such a sound.
Low-frequency sounds have been used to help light sleepers hit REM sleep for years. Some of them are called “binaural beats,” and research has shown they “trigger a slow-down to brainwave activity—and that may help you relax, lower your anxiety, and can make it easier for you to fall asleep and sleep more soundly.”
The effect these waves have on you depend on their frequency level, something we’ve compiled for you below to try out for yourself. You can find all of them on YouTube to see which one works best.
Don’t take our word for it though. Social media proof is as good a proof as any, and with nearly 2 million views on YouTube and 6.6K likes to 529 dislikes, we think there’s really something behind it. Take a listen below and see if you’re one of those people who gets affected by this sound. If so, save it and listen to it whenever you need to.