Review of: Dodow Sleep Aid Device
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The Dodow is a simple device that helps train your brain to go to sleep faster. I have found it to be very effective and in the long run, extremely affordable. It's only one component of an overall strategy for getting more and better sleep, but it's an excellent addition. Nearly anyone can use it, with one important exception noted in the article below.
Insomnia sucks. I know...I've been there many, many times.
Nothing is a bigger waste of time than laying in bed and staring at the ceiling. And insomnia isn't just an annoyance at night, it wrecks your productivity and enjoyment of the next day.
Worse, the impact on your overall health is far greater than that. Adequate sleep is every bit as important as good nutrition. Your body requires sleep in order to stay healthy.
Seven to eight hours of restful sleep is necessary for cell regeneration throughout your body. Going without enough sleep for extended periods of time can lead to new health problems and make chronic conditions worse.
I am always looking for a good solution, or at least an addition to my arsenal of sleeping tools, and I kept seeing this device mentioned all over the web:
Turns out that the Dodow device has been proven to help you fall into a deep, restful, regenerative sleep more quickly and stay asleep longer. It does this in part by helping you slow down your busy mind.
So I decided to buy one and give it a test to see if it really helps me fall asleep faster. I don't expect it to otherwise affect the quality of my sleep really, but just being able to get to sleep on a reasonable schedule solves a big part of the problem for me.
How Dodow Works
The Dodow shines a circular light on the ceiling that increases and decreases in size rhythmically, similar to a metronome. Focusing on the rhythmic light while controlling your breathing calms the mind and helps your body relax so that you can quickly fall into a deep, restful sleep.
All you have to do is stare at the ceiling, something most sleepless people find themselves doing naturally. It's not wasted time if it's putting you to sleep.