virtual dreamer

nextI have written extensively over the years about the process of falling asleep and have sorted my journal into four areas of interest.

Nature Sounds vs. Virtual Dreaming for Relaxing


As business has steadily increased I have been thinking about what exactly we do here and where it is going. What I mean is, we are the only company doing what we are doing and there will be an eventual need for me to speak to the media about it, all the while not acting like an eccentric or simply a fellow with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.


I state that we are the only company doing this. Let me explain. There are plenty of other companies involved in relaxing nature sounds. Too many to count, really. There is also a plethora of sites dedicated to insomnia help. Again, the numbers would boggle the mind. But our take on sleep and relaxation recordings is different. Nature sounds, by themselves, help to calm our thoughts. That's a given. By adding the context of an actual place and time into the mix we are stimulating the listener's imagination. This natural ability we humans have for visualization acts as a bridge between our conscious minds and our desired unconscious sleep state. I know I am sounding like a broken record but when we visualize we are using the same portions of our brain as when we are dreaming (or meditating with visual imagery for that matter). This area of our brains is called the Secondary Visual Cortex. 


This new genre' of nature sounds lends itself not to a handful of scenarios, like conventional relaxation and nature sounds do, but to hundreds of different scenarios. So many scenarios... so little time  


The paradigm is simple. Establish, through audio, a particular scenario and eventually meld it into what would be considered as more conventional relaxation or nature sounds. Example: If you are on a tropical beach vacation you would certainly hear more than just ocean waves. You might hear people on the beach, a distant plane flying overhead, indigenous music, as well as the ocean waves. As long as the 'visualization sounds' are kept at a distance and do not overwhelm the chosen nature sound (in this case ocean waves) one can get the benefit of visualizing combined with relaxing nature sounds. The effect might amaze you and it will certainly help you fall asleep. All anyone has to do is visualize and let the natural sleep process take over.


It works for me and I'm an insomniac.


A really, really bad insomniac.



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