Listening to binaural beats is quite straightforward: You simply put on your headphones, press play and relax. However, there are some best practices that will help you get more out of your listening experience and achieve greater benefit from the music. In this guide, we've covered all the common questions we get from users. How To Listen to Binaural Beats Correctly. The best way to achieve results with binaural beats is to remain consistent. When first starting out, don't overdo it, as you can overwhelm your brain and create a mental block. Start with 15 to 30 minutes a day at a time where you feel most relaxed such as when getting ready to sleep. Binaural Beats allow you to induce different states: Our brains operate at certain bandwidths, which are measured in frequencies. Our brain waves change form depending on how we are feeling, and what we are doing. When we are in a meditative state, then our brain operates at a theta frequency. If we are very active, or a little stressed, then. One study suggested that binaural beats may increase relaxation after exercise. However, the subjects in this study listened to binaural beats in the theta range, 4-7 Hertz. Another study reported that study participants subjectively rated pain lower after they listened to binaural beats at 8, 10 and 12 Hertz, i.e., in the alpha range. By listening to binaural beats, you may be able to achieve a deeper state of meditation more quickly than before. Sleep. These beats help with anxiety, so it makes sense that binaural beats can be great for helping you fall asleep. Of course, you will want to listen to beats in the theta and delta range (0.5 - 8 Hz) if you want help falling asleep.