Created by Erin Stair, MD, MPH (Dr. Eeks)
No matter where you are in the world, when you order ZENTones, you get them INSTANTLY to your inbox!
Why try ZENTones?
ZENTones use the science of brainwaves, sound sequencing, binaural acoustics and isochronic tones to naturally reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, boost focus, and even help reduce pain.
Are They Simple to Use?
Yes, that’s the best part! All you have to do is listen. With headphones.
Why Not an App?
Because phone storage has become an issue for folks with too many Apps, as has privacy. Apps can collect your personal information, and some people are not comfortable with that.
Should I Worry about Stress & Bad Sleep?
Yes, you should. Stress, bad sleep and anxiety add up overtime to create a dangerous state of chronic stress. Chronic stress is linked to high blood pressure, weight gain, depression, obesity, strokes, Type 2 Diabetes, cognitive dysfunction, lower immunity and even cancer. We have a tendency to treat health problems once they are critical, but we should be preventing them before they begin. This is why it’s extremely important to have tools to cope with stress, anxiety, poor sleep, poor focus, and stress-related pain. Stress management should be an important part of all our lives.
How can ZENTones help?
ZENTones are tools that you can instantly try to help lower stress, lower anxiety, improve sleep and reduce stress-related pain. ZENTones are stress-reduction and relaxation techniques, not medical treatments, so please do not confuse the two.
How do ZENTones “actually” work?
ZENTones use binaural acoustics. Binaural acoustics are composit beats that are created when two different and PURE tones are simultaneously presented, one to each ear. For example, if 120 Hz are played in the left ear and 125 Hz are played in the right ear, the perceived frequency of the signal will be 5 Hz. For therapeutic purposes, the frequencies produced must be small. Larger differences will not have the same effect. Also, pure tones rarely exist in nature, which is why they must be created.
Because a binaural tone does not exist in physical space, it is sometimes called a phantom beat or an auditory illusion. In order for you to detect binaural acoustics, you need to wear headphones, or in this case, the ZENBand. Theoretically, the binaural acoustics will entrain an individual’s brain to an external rhythm, and to do so, the tones need to be presented in a specific sequence and at a specific frequency. (It’s the equivalent of your brain following a rhythm like your muscles do while dancing to music.) A very natural example of entrainment is our own sleep/wake cycle with light/dark. The sequence of how the sounds are presented to you matters for effective results, as well as the ambient sounds in which they are presented, which a lot of mainstream binaural tracks ignore. For example, white noise backgrounds actually increase the impact of the binaural beats.
“Entrainment” is officially defined as changing the brain’s current frequency to a desired frequency via external auditory stimulation with beats at the desired frequency. Your brain has 5 key brainwaves:
- Delta brainwaves have the slowest frequency (1-4 Hz) and dominate during sleep.
- Theta waves operate at a frequency of 4-8 Hz and are shown to enhance creativity and relaxation.
- Alpha waves have a frequency of 8-13 Hz and are associated with relaxed wakefulness and decreased cravings.
- Beta waves have a frequency of 15-24 Hz and are associated with alertness, concentration, attention and memory.
- Gamma waves have a frequency of 25-100 Hz and are associated with states of heightened sensitivity.
Some recent research suggests the effectiveness of binaural stimulation is that it calms down the autonomic nervous system, stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (vagus nerve), or alters brain connectivity in other ways. We don’t know for sure, but we do know, from a subjective standpoint and several independent studies, that the majority of our users say the programs help a lot with their anxiety, sleep and mood.
What will I get?
After ordering, you will receive the following in your email:
- Sleep ZENTones ( 6 sound programs in total)
- Stress Relief ZENTones ( 7 sound programs in total)
- Stress with Chronic Pain Relief ZENTones ( 3 sound programs in total)
- Focus and Attention ZENTones ( 4 sound programs in total)
Do you make Customized Programs?
We do! If you want a customized binaural tract OR want to create and send a customized meditation script to a person, we do that too. We team up with professional voice actors to make the meditation, write the script and send it to your special someone digitally. We create them for overcoming loss and grief, as gestures of friendship and love, sending hope and healing vibes to people struggling with illness and life stressors, friendship meditations, holiday and birthday meditations and more. Write me to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can Adults and Kids use them?
ZENTones are safe for adults and kids, but use common sense. Don’t listen to the “Fall asleep” ones while driving or operating heavy machinery. Adults and kids can listen to the Anxiety-Reducing ZENTones or Fall Asleep ZENTones together. If you have any questions or concerns, check with your doctor or write us here.
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Not motivated? That’s okay.
Sometimes stress is exhausting or depressing, so lack of energy or motivation is common. You may not have the energy to engage in a stress-reduction program. That’s okay. The best part about ZENTones is that all you have to do is listen! This is great for when you are feeling under motivated. Besides clicking “play,” and listening with headphones or one of our super-comfty ZENBands , they require no work.
How do I listen?
ZENTones require headphones to work. We recommend using the ZENBand for maximum comfort, but you can use your own headphones if you wish. The ZENBand, a headband, headphones and eye-mask in one, also allows for you to cover your eyes and keep out ambient light. Blocking out light is shown to significantly enhance the relaxation response and lower stress, as light is a big instigator for anxiety, migraines and stress. Keep in mind that if you listen to the ZENTones without headphones or the ZENBand, you will not get the therapeutic effect of the binaural tones.
We also strongly suggest not using Bluetooth or wireless headphones. Based on growing health concerns, the safest way to listen is with wired headphones and your phone on Airplane Mode. Read more here about why you should ditch your wireless headphones and put that cell on Airplane mode when you can. This may sound “weird” to you, since we are constantly swimming in wireless gadgets, but I strongly advise you to click on the above link and learn your risk.
Got Phone Anxiety?
You can download the ZENTones to any device you choose, but most people can’t relax with their phone because of how many distractions are on it. Or they constantly feel the urge to check it. Is that you? Hey, we’ve all been there. If your phone is a source of anxiety for you or even an addiction, as it is for many people, we suggest getting a basic Mp3 player, downloading the ZENTones to that and making it special for your relaxation/meditation time. Eliminating the “Phone Pull” can be incredibly freeing, stress-reducing and relieving for your nervous system.
How long should I listen?
We recommend listening to the entire ZENTone sound program. Each program lasts between 25-45 minutes. If you are short on time, research suggests that listening to at least 20 minutes is optimal.
What are you waiting for?
We can’t imagine.
Read Dr. Stair’s natural 12 step routine for better sleep using the ZENTones and the ZENBand.
Does Dr. Stair offer customized solutions?
She does! Contact her here to learn more and schedule!
You can read each description of the individual ZENTones by clicking the link below.
Check out more praise for ZENTones:
ZENBands and ZENTones recommended by Reader’s Digest magazine as a top, budget-friendly travel gadget.
ZENBands and ZENTones recommended by top travel agent for sleeping on a plane.
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