Setting up for sleep
Once you’ve inserted the batteries, you’re ready to start. It’s hard to overstate the simplicity of this device’s operation. For an eight-minute cycle, just tap the top once. For a 20-minute cycle, tap it twice.
From there, all you have to do is focus on the light and match your breathing to it. If you want to manually turn off the light before the cycle ends, you can hold your finger on the surface for three seconds. It will also automically turn off the light once either of the cycle concludes. A pamphlet provides detailed instructions.
Although the light isn’t very bright, you can switch between three brightness settings with ease. While the device is off, hold your finger on the top for three seconds. Once the light turns on, release your finger and then tap the surface to switch between the brightness levels. When you’re happy with the level, hold your finger on the surface for three seconds again to turn it off and save your setting.
I have been using the Dodow for over two months and have not had to replace the batteries. And considering how little power it uses and how infrequently I run it, I don’t anticipate it running out for a long time. Plus, since it runs on batteries (and it’s so small), you can take it with you wherever you go and don’t need a cable.
What is Dodow?
Dodow is a revolutionary sleeping aid which sits on your nightstand and slowly projects a rhythmic glow onto your ceiling. Focussing on the light helps clear your mind, slows your breathing, and relaxes your body so you can quickly, peacefully drift off into a deep, restful sleep.
Dodow has helped over 300,000 users fall asleep faster using science-based guided breathing techniques. Based on a survey of over 300 users, Dodow helps users fall asleep 2.5 times faster than normal.
The science behind Dodow
As part of the product development process, as well as the clinical evidence, scientists at Dodow looked at the existing scientific research about Pranayama, the yogic practice of controlling the breath to slow down the respiratory rate. When practised as a relaxation technique this technique can replicate the type of brain activity that occurs only in deepest sleep.
Numerous studies have shown that slower, controlled breathing is one of the best tools to ease stress and mental turmoil, helping people get to sleep faster. Dodow lets you achieve this relaxing effect, lowering your heart rate so you feel drowsy and sleepy.
How to use Dodow
To use it, place the white disc on a countertop next to your bed. Then, simply tap the touch-sensitive surface once for an 8-minute session and twice for a 20-minute session. Once finished, the device automatically shuts off.
Dodow runs on AAA batteries, no charging or wires needed. And because of its small size, it’s a perfect travel companion for business trips and vacations, and for help falling asleep when you’re in an unfamiliar location like a hotel room.