Beta brain wave are the most commonly found in awake individual out of all brain wave patterns. The frequency range is between 12Hz-38Hz and considered among the fastest brainwave frequencies. Beta brainwave is produced by our left brain and has been linked to conscious thought or being wide awake. Each time you solve a math problem, logic puzzle, or read a book, your beta brainwave kick in. People who have logical thinking tend to have a lot of beta brainwave activity. Virtually, all individuals besides children are in beta brainwave states upon awakening. Beta brainwave will increase as you get older. In the majority of healthy adults, beta brainwave seem to be the dominant rhythm.
Beta brainwaves are what is used by your brain to help you function in society. If you were without any beta brainwaves, you would be unable to function while you are awake. You would basically be an awake, “brain-dead zombie”. Beta Waves have been associated with an increased ability to focus on our external reality. In the beta state, neurons fire rapidly in helping you to be full functioning. As you are reading this article, your brain is generating beta brainwaves. Activities such as: reading, writing, calculations, and work which involves thinking, all require your brain to amp up the production of beta brainwaves.
Functions of Beta Brainwave
You Can Think Quicker and More Focused
High beta brainwave make u think fast and get ideas quickly which can help in your work or school environments. Studies also shown that people who think quickly feel more confident, happier and live longer.
Feel More Excitement and Increase Performance
A feeling of excitement in the pit of your stomach or rush of adrenaline is caused by an increase in the amount of beta brainwaves. Beta brainwave can bring you to the peak of performance because people with high beta brainwave tend to perform as if their life depended on it rather than calm and not very concerned with how they end up performing.
Become More Motivated and Goal Oriented
Goal setting and performance ability are associated with the left-hemisphere brain. It is natural that people become more goal oriented when their Beta Waves dominate their mental activity. Due to the fact that excitement and nervous energy accompany the Beta Range, many people experience leaps in their motivation to take action. If you’ve ever read about someone being able to perform an amazing feat out of fear, then you understand that these Beta Waves can be highly motivating and action-oriented.
More Energy and Positivity
If you feel tired or sleepy, increasing your beta brainwave can get you back up. When you are in a beta state, you are far from relax. You will have a lot of energy in the for of nervousness, excitement or anxiety. Other than that, you also experience an increase in your level of positive thinking since left side of your brain is associated with positive thoughts.
Being more Social Outgoing
Beta brainwave increase your ability to hold on and stimulating conversation with others. You also feel very excited while talking to someone else because beta brainwave can boost conversational energy. Talk-show hosts, lawyers, or debaters tend to experience significant increases in their beta brainwave activity when they begin talking.
Write Easily and Quickly
High beta brainwave enhances one’s ability to write because beta activity occurs in the left hemisphere which is highly activated while writing.
Increase in I.Q.
People with high beta brainwave have higher IQ than the average population. Beta brainwave state enable you to solve math problems, conducting research, reading books, and writing articles. Each time a student takes a test, a large surge of beta brainwave can be found in their brain.
Too Much Beta
Anxiety and Stress
When your brainwave level increase to the high beta brainwave frequencies, neurons begin firing at random and in unorganized pattern. This leads to a highly-unfocused and confusing state of mind to be in. You may experience high level of anxiety and stress which naturally increase your blood pressure. When your brainwave state remains in high-beta for any extended period of time, you will likely experience a “nervous breakdown.” In most cases, high-beta brainwaves cause individuals to either: remember negative events or experiences in the past OR imagine a scary, fearful-type future. This obviously, easily creates states of high-anxiety, self-doubt, and negativity.
Sweet the Small Stuff or Paranoia
When you allow high-beta brainwaves to overtake your mind, it goes into a rapid-thinking “overdrive” brainwave state. This high-beta brainwave state will make you think deeply about little. Basically, these brainwaves make you “sweat the small stuff.” You could find yourself afraid of things that normally would not make you afraid of. As an example, always checking locks because of worried someone will break in.
Are you addicted to internet or gambling? High level of beta brainwave can lead to addiction. Sometimes, the addiction is to a substance that help you calm down, which make you not functioning at your best. Other times, the addiction may to a substance that increase your beta brainwave, like cocaine or amphetamines. If you want to achieve your goal and live your life happily, addiction won't help you at all. It's time for you to lower down your brainwave to alpha state.
Irrational Thoughts and Think Negatively
have you ever heard a self-defeating or negative little voice from within that emerges with rapid thoughts telling you that you can’t do it? Have you ever question yourself like "Isn't this task a bit tough for me?" or "How can I possibly do that?". It is a voice that want to attack the dreams or goals that you have. When you allow your mind to “give in” to this negative voice, you actually tell yourself to give up the task before you even start.
Insomnia and Muscle Tension
If you just can’t seem to relax and your muscles are tight as a wire or you just can’t sleep, and you keep waking up or you can’t fall asleep at all although you’ve counted all the sheep that were ever born or ever will be, you’re probably experiencing too much beta brain waves.