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those under 65 are due to stress. And to top that off, the World Health Organization has stated that stress is the epidemic of the 21st century. The reason I’m bringing all this up is that there are many sounds that will not only reduce your stress levels, but they will give you your brain back! Here are three tips to explore to help you do that. TIP 1: ENTRAIN THE BRAIN Entrainment is natural and automatic to the human being. “Entrainment is the synchronization of organisms to an external rhythm” (Wikipedia). This response particularly applies to music. For example, when you walk into a grocery store, there is always music playing. It takes only minutes for your heartbeat to match the beat of the music. This is an 31