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Even the world’s oldest sport needs to update with the times, and Matt Lindland, coach of the USA Men’s National Greco-Roman Wrestling Team, recognizes that. He is always on the lookout for ways to improve his team’s recovery efforts to bring out their best performances on the mat.
“Since Greco-Roman wrestling is a physically taxing sport on the body, reliable and adequate sleep is essential for recovery and overall performance for any Greco athlete,” Lindland said in a statement. “I was actively seeking a healthy sleep based solution and [a friend] recommended brain.fm and facilitated an introduction to the team in early February 2016.”
Junaid Kalmadi and Adam Hewitt, a leading researcher in the field of auditory brainwave stimulation, joined to create brain.fm in 2014. Together, they’ve built a platform that enables users to quickly and easily increase specific neurological functions via sounds from the app.
“Brain.fm uses cutting edge auditory neuroscience software to build musical compositions from the ground up that are specifically tailored to help the listener achieve a certain neurological brain state,” Kalmadi said in a statement. “Two foundational pillars of our science are entrainment and dynamic attending theory.”
The tracks are created via proprietary software that is customized not only for certain effects but also to the individual user. Currently, audio patterns for sleep, relaxation and focus are available on their platforms. Kalmadi explained how the team chose to start development with those areas in mind.