(as of Nov 23,2020 21:07:33 UTC – Details)
Dr. David O’Hare – Heart Coherence Specialist
Heart coherence is a stress and emotion management tool used, among others, by fighter pilots. It has been recognized since 2014 by the French Cardiology Federation as one of the simplest and most effective techniques to fight against anxiety.
Tap the touchpad once for the 8 min mode and twice for the 20 min mode. Synchronize your breath with the blue light projected onto the ceiling: breathe in as it expands….
…and exhale when it retracts. You may find that the expiration time is longer. It’s intentional. It helps to create the feeling of fatigue that leads to falling asleep.
At the end of the exercise (8 or 20 minutes) Dodow turns itself off. You will then be in the ideal conditions to fall asleep in the position of your choice.
Slow down your metabolism
Slow down your metabolismSlow down your breathing
By synchronizing your breath (abdominal) with the light pulse, Dodow gradually takes you from 11 to 6 breaths per minute.
Achieve heart coherence
According to several studies, this rhythm is optimal for stimulating the baroreflex – a reflex that will rebalance your autonomic nervous system to bring you to a state of rest quickly.
Calm your busy mind
Create a diversion!
You will occupy your brain with an activity that is much less distracting and exciting than the thoughts that keep you awake. Simple, but extremely effective! In psychology this is what we call the “paradoxical intention”.
Why choose a blue light?
Dodow’s light intensity is too dim (< 1 lux compared to a screen > 70 lux) to prevent melatonin secretion (the sleep hormone). 3 levels of light intensity are available. The color blue is actually known for its relaxing properties, which after much testing, we found that the blue shade of cyan provided the best results in helping our users fall asleep.
Can’t I just practice breathing without Dodow?
This will require lots of efforts (4sec inhalation + 6sec exhalation), so you may not be motivated enough to do it on your own. Or intrusive thoughts may prevent you from keeping on track.
Created by insomniacs
The harmfulness of sleeping pills led Alex (in the middle), a chronic insomniac, to look for other ways to fall asleep. He discovered that the regulation of breathing is at the heart of practices such as meditation, yoga, sophrology and heart coherence. Numerous studies have shown that breathing is ultimately one of the best tools for regulating stress and mental agitation! Long months of meditation practice have definitively solved his problems. Accompanied with Pierre and Gui, industrial designers, Alex wondered how to help the 8 million French insomniacs succeed in falling asleep faster thanks to breathing, without having to train during long months.
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Dodow is a metronome with a light system that teaches you how to fall asleep naturally, without taking any medicine.
Tap the touch-sensitive surface once for the 8-minute mode and twice for the 20-minute mode.
At the end of the exercise (8 or 20 minutes) Dodow switches itself off.
With Dodow, someone who normally takes 60 minutes to fall asleep will take no more than 25 – and will gain around hundred more hours of sleep per year.
More than 500,000 people are already falling asleep with Dodow. Amongst them, those who have difficulties getting to sleep (aged 6 years and up); troubled thoughts, stress, restlessness, chronic insomnia, etc.