Dodow: A natural solution that helps you get to sleep
Dodow will help you fall asleep or go back to sleep 2,5 times quicker.
Dubbed Dodow, the device works like a metronome and makes you fall in sleep naturally without any medication and with no any side effects. The Dodow sleep device projects a halo of blue light on to the ceiling. The user just have to synchronize his breathing with the light: inhale when the beam expands, exhale when it shrinks. This will effectively slow down the metabolism driving the user in optimal condition for sleep. The device will then automatically disconnect after 8 minutes.
Why can Dodow help treat most types of insomnia?
Insomnia is a psychosomatic problem 80% of the time. Thoughts, external stimulus (noise, light) and stress all contribute towards destabilising the autonomic nervous system. As a result, neurotransmitters (noradrenaline, cortisol) are released, which stop the release of melatonin and keep you awake.
Slow breathing (the cardiac coherence rhythm - 6 breaths per minute) leads to stimulation of the baroreflex, a physiological mechanism that helps to rebalance the autonomic nervous system. Also, concentrating on the pulsing light on the ceiling has a hypnotising effect and keeps the brain busy with an activity that is a lot more calming than your own thoughts.
Does Dodow work if I wake up in the middle of the night?
The physiological mechanisms that stop someone from getting to sleep again after waking are the same ones that stop someone falling asleep when they get into bed. So that’s a yes!