This Recording Of A B-17 Actually Helps People Sleep And Beat Anxiety

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This Recording Of A B-17 Actually Helps People Sleep And Beat Anxiety | World War Wings Videos

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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.

Boeing B-17Bs at Marshall Field, Calif., prior to Pearl Harbor. | U.S. Air Force photo / Public Domain

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 sum (blue) of two sine waves (red, green) is shown as one of the waves increases in frequency. The two waves are initially identical, then the frequency of the green wave is gradually increased by 25%. Constructive and destructive interference can be seen. This combination makes the constant sound our brain picks up and helps us calm down. | Adjwilley / Public Domain

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.

  1. Beta (14-40Hz) — The Waking Consciousness & Reasoning Wave. …
  2. Alpha (7.5-14Hz) — The Deep Relaxation Wave. …
  3. Theta (4-7.5Hz) — The Light Meditation & Sleeping Wave. …
  4. Delta (0.5-4Hz) — The Deep Sleep Wave. …
  5. Gamma (above 40Hz) – The Insight Wave.

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.

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