Third-party applications have turned smartphones into digital Swiss Army knives over the last few years. It seems like there are apps for everything these days, that do anything from helping you become a better lover, to improving your golf game.

Apparently, there is even software for your iPhone that can help alleviate your headaches. These apps omit audible tones that supposedly synchronize your brainwaves to deeply relaxing low-frequency waves. It sounds impressive, but does it work?

Studies have shown that various states of mind can be associated with certain types of low frequency sounds. If you want to try it out for yourself, the best specimen for this type of software is Banzai Labs‘ BrainWave Headache Relief.

Not only is it free, but it’s packed with more features than most of its competition. You can choose from multiple background sounds — including Ocean, Rain, Thunder, and Pink Noise — and multiple frequency settings. It also has a timer so you can fall asleep using the app.

Even if you don’t understand all of the technical jargon, BrainWave Headache Relief may be worth a try — especially if you suffer from frequent headaches. A lot of folks claim that the app really works. Just check out some of its App Store reviews:

“Wow! I had a really bad headache and was desperate. I downloaded this, and I was completely impressed! It worked in 20 minutes!

It works! This app does work! I suffer from migraines and have not had to take any meds since installing this app!! Do not listen to the pink noise because it does not mask the brainwaves.

It works!! After a bad hangover my head was pounding. This took away my headache and helped me sleep. For free!! Awesome!!”

To be fair, there were also comments that claimed the app did nothing. But with 4 out of 5 stars on 143 ratings, most of the feedback seems to be pretty positive. It’s also worth noting that several reviewers found that it worked much better with over-the-ear headphones.

So the next time you have a headache, try out BrainWave Headache Relief. It’s available in the App Store for free. What have you got to lose? (Except maybe your headache.)

Have you tried this or a similar app? Did it work for you?

  • This is the app version of homeopathy. Don’t waste your time.

  • Asad Shahab

    how does it send those waves out?

  • Those are called brain waves, isocronic tones and binaural beats. As a psychology student, I can say they are theorically and practically possible, but I can’t say if this app really works.

  • Kok Hean

    I’m not convinced. Maybe I’ll try it when I have a headache.

  • Uh, placebo effect, anyone?

    • Kiel Wallace

      20% of the time it works, every time.

  • Even if it doesn’t alleviate headaches, it looks like a pretty cool white noise app! Can drown out outside noise to help you concentrate if nothing else.

  • Gdghgfgjy Ggjffv

    I’m pretty sure that the comments are fake

    • Anonymous

      Why would comments saying the app doesn’t work be fake?

  • Looks like working 😀

  • Anonymous

    Is there one that makes your penis bigger? Jk

    • Well, there is supposed to be a song to make breasts bigger. It’s called rock melons and uses the frequency idea aswell.

  • Anonymous

    Why erase my comment? Was it THAT offensive, or offensive at all?

    • Sometimes in life you have to draw a line under stupidity. Kudos to Management for keeping this blog readable and less of a farce. The Comedy Store is over there ————>

      • Anonymous

        I feel sorry for you, since apparently by nature you can’t enjoy comedy and therefore can’t enjoy life. What do you think this is? A presidents’ meeting? It’s a blog for god’s sake. And I’m not trying to diminish this blog, which I enjoy visiting by the way.

        I’m just saying you should once in a while you could (and in your case SHOULD) look at the funny side of things. Good luck with your boring life, sir.

      • I see the funny side in everything except your deleted post cause it wasn’t at all funny in the slightest. Practice on your comedy at home with your friends, get your herpes treated and don’t worry about my boring life cause I’m having a ball. 🙂

      • Anonymous

        About ALL I needed to hear, you having fun! Not that bad, is it?

  • Don’t knock it till you try it and as it’s 100% free it doesn’t mug your wallet and you have nothing to bitch about if it’s doesn’t do as described on the tin.