Digital High Pros and Cons


Although brainwave entrainment methods such as binaural beats and isochronic tones are most widely used as therapeutic support, you may have heard about people using them to experience a digital high. In this way they have been compared to a digital drug.

The digital high is induced by manipulating the brainwave frequencies to a low frequency level that is associated with a euphoric state.

These euphoric states are commonly associated with relaxation, calmness, deep breathing and deep meditation. However they can also be used to simply feel “high” without the use of drugs.

They differ from a drug related high in that it is not normally dangerous, there are no hallucinations and no side effects.

Common Digital High Experiences

People who experiment with digital highs have reported these experiences:

  • A feeling of floating
  • A sense of total relaxation and calmness
  • A complete lack of stress or worry
  • The ability to reach deep meditative states quickly and easily
  • Being unaware of time passing
  • The ability to be extremely creative

Although many companies will try to convince you that listening to a “digital drug” will be just like taking LSD, Marijuana or other types of recreational drugs, that is not what has been reported by those who have tried it.

Simply put it is not a drug, it is a digital recording and there are some definite pros and cons to digital drugs.

Pro Digital Drugs

The pros are fairly obvious. They are a great way to really feel a sense of deep relaxation. They allow you to place your conscious mind aside and let go of your day-to-day reality for a short while.

They can make you feel as though you are floating, similar to how you might feel if you achieve a deep level of meditation.

The benefits to that kind of extreme relaxation are numerous and can include more confidence, better health, less stress, a sharper mind, an increase in creativity as well as the ability to possibly tap into other types of mind states.

Against Digital Drugs

The only side effect that I have heard of that was not positive was that a few people have reported experiencing a headache after listening to their brainwave entrainment recording. However in my experience I have always felt refreshed and invigorated after a session.

The one caution that is important to know and understand about listening to digital brainwave recordings are this:

  • It is important that when you listen to binaural beats or isochronic tones that you do it while sitting in a space where you are able to relax and not have to focus on anything.
  • Do not listen to a recording while you are driving your vehicle, operating machinery, cooking, or doing any type of activity where your full concentration is required.

The reason for this is simple. You can expect to achieve a very deep level of relaxation and your conscious mind will be subdued. For the same reason you wouldn’t meditate while driving your car you also would not listen to a binaural beat audio.

Do it in a space where you are able to sit with your eyes closed and not be distracted. Once you are finished listening to your recording and you have fully returned to your conscious reality, you can then go back to any activities you would like to do.

The term digital drug is a bit misleading and can sound quite scary. Brainwave entrainment products are not drugs, they are a natural and easy way to experience low frequency waves that would be difficult to experience without a little help.

For the majority of people they are fun to use, excellent tools for dealing with stress and ideal for those who want to explore alternative mind states than they are used to.

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