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Alpha Pairs

Alpha (8-12 Hz)

Alpha waves are greatly involved in our conscious ability to accept or allow our subconscious mind to flow freely. On occasion, the Beta waves may overtake the alpha waves, known as "alpha blocking" in which the conscious overtakes the subconscious, as a survival mechanism, while an excess of alpha waves can cause deep relaxation when necessary.

Too much alpha activity can lead one to be too relaxed, lacking in focus, and fantasize frequently.

Too little alpha activity can cause an individual to be come obsessive-compulsive, anxious, stressed, and unable to sleep.