What is Dodow?
Dodow is a metronome with a light system that helps you fall asleep naturally, without causing any side effects. Dodow started selling in France 2 years ago. So far, more than 70,000 people are falling asleep with Dodow :)
How does it induce sleep?
Focusing on the light beam projected on the ceiling slows down the flow of your thoughts. At the same time, synchronizing your (abdominal) breathing with the movement of the light gradually reduces your breathing rate from 11 to 6 breaths per minute. A very slow breathing rate based on the heart coherence rate allows you to regulate the autonomic nervous system. The rhythm of the light also has a hypnotic effect. This relaxing activity helps you get rid of the churning thoughts that keep you awake. After 8 minutes (length of the exercise), sleep is not far off !
Who can benefit?
Anyone with problems falling asleep (from 6 years of age) : churning thoughts, stress, exam anxiety, waking up in the middle of the night.
"I gave Dodow to my dad who was waking up regularly in the middle of the night and could take between 3-4 hours to get to sleep again. He now takes a little less than an hour to fall asleep. He uses Dodow everyday and even takes it with him on weekends away!" Vanessa Q, France
"My son Mathurin, 11 years old, was having trouble falling asleep since he listened to scary stories with his friends a few months ago… He was seeing a psychologist but it’s expensive and we weren’t seeing any results. I bought Dodow and within 10 days it was working for my son and he now sleeps normally again... safe to say we’ve finished the psychology sessions!" Jocelyne B, France
3 AAA batteries
Does it turn off by itself?
Yes, Dodow turns itself off at the end of the exercise, after 8 or 20 minutes depending on the setting you have chosen.
Why use a blue light when it has been shown that blue light disrupts sleep?
Dodow's light signal is too dim to have any impact on the secretion of melatonin. Dodow's blue light will not delay your sleep; on the contrary, it has been shown that exposure to blue reduces stress. This is why we chose a blue light over an orange one.
Will Dodow disturb the person lying next to me?
If the person's eyes are closed, they will not be disturbed; if they do the exercise with you, they will fall asleep very quickly. Also you can now adjust the luminosity of the light.
Can Dodow help with jet lag?
Dodow was originally designed for stress-related sleeplessness but our tests show it works surprisingly well for jet lag or irregular sleep schedules.