The inability to fall asleep is typically caused by wondering, intrusive thoughts and stress, factors which are known to be associated with elevated neural sympathetic activity. To quiet our racing thoughts, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends deep breathing exercises [1,2]. The problem is that sleep-inducing breathing exercises are highly specific, difficult to master, and require concentration to do correctly.
2breathe induces sleep by captivating the racing mind, keeping it focused on breathing via its guiding tones. The whole breathing synchronization and prolonging the exhalation process happens subliminally in a way you can’t do on your own. The tones guide the breathing via the emotional part of the brains and not the “decision-making” cognitive part of the brain, as other methods such as counting or “thinking about it” tend to do.
Furthermore, 2breathe’s core patented technology composes the guiding tones in real-time, in a way that continuously adapts to the user’s ability to be guided. Such adaptive guidance creates an optimal and personalized breathing exercise shown to play a prominent role in the beneficial effect beyond pre-recorded relaxing tones used by most breathing apps [3, 4].