One of the best ways to get your ADHD brain to focus is by listening to instrumental music (lyrics can be distracting!) while you are working.
A good instrumental music track that is not predictable helps increase novelty, which can boost your dopamine and make it easier to focus.
I’ve spent a lot of time experimenting with instrumental music to help my ADHD brain get more focused and I’ve found that combining instrumental music with binaural beats really takes my ability to focus to the next level.
I’ve previously created posts on my best instrumental albums for getting in flow and another guide to using binaural beats for boosting focus, but in this post, I want to include some of the freely available YouTube tracks that I’ve found helpful for getting my ADHD brain to focus!
Binaural Beats For ADHD:
1. 8D Audio For Deep Focus
I still don’t know exactly what 8D audio is… but listening to this track definitely helps with my focus. I like the way the sound constantly flows from ear to ear, which helps keep my mind quiet and engaged.
2. Alpha Binaural Beats Focus Music For Studying
I really enjoy the violin and the hypnotic resonance of the binaural beats in the alpha brainwave frequency in the background on this track, definitely a great track for improving ADHD.
3. Low Beta Waves 12-15Hz (SMR) Just Isochronic Tones
Try this pure isochronic tones frequencies in the Sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) range of 12-15 Hz that is helpful for relaxed, laser-like focus (find out more about SMR Waves).
4. Flow State Music [8D AUDIO] Binaural Theta Waves
These binaural beats in the theta frequency range can be helpful for relaxation and focus for some people. I find theta is helpful for creative work but when I need to do deep work and studying I prefer high alpha or low beta frequencies.
5. ADD/ADHD Intense Relief With Isochronic Tones
I really enjoy the mild drum beat and the ambient string music in the background on this track, which uses a similar brainwave entrainment technology to binaural beats called isochronic tones.
If you’re curious, I’ve previously written about the differences between binaural beats and isochronic tones.
6. Gamma for a Genius Brain – 1hr Pure Binaural Beat Session
Gamma is an excellent frequency if you really need to shift into hyperfocus but I don’t recommend listening to it for more than 1-2 hours a day because of the intensity. This pure gamma frequency track can be listened to under some other kind of instrumental music if you like.
7. ADD/ADHD Intense Relief – Isochronic Tones With Orchestral Background Track
I find the orchestral music in this isochronic tones track really helps me get out of ADHD-induced procrastination so I can get focused and feel upbeat to do deep work.