If Dodow does not help you on the first nights you're using it, it's not a big deal!
Indeed, that is quite normal. It can take up to a few days (or even weeks sometimes) before you can actually get the most of your Dodow and start improving your sleep 💪
We advise you to try the 20 minute session. The effects are better and practicing with this longer session leads to better trust in the Dodow device.
The Dodow has mechanical effects on our physiology. It triggers the parasympathetic automatic nervous system responsible for the regulation of sleeping, relaxing and calming our hormones. It naturally leads the user achieve a state of calmness.
With the 20min session, you will see better results for sure as it gives you more time to deep dive and better focus into the breathing exercise.
How long should you keep trying?
Tests have shown that the first attempt with Dodow is seldom conclusive. Results really depend on you and your sensitivity.
You should allow yourself a few more tries to get used to Dodow!
💡 Actually, only half of Dodow users fall asleep at the end of the first session.
What should I expect from Dodow?
Dodow helps unlock the process of falling asleep and speeds it up.
However, it would be unrealistic to expect a drastic reduction in the time taken to fall asleep, eg from 2 hours to 2 minutes on your first week using Dodow.
Falling asleep faster is like exercising 🏋️♂️, you have to train on a regular basis to reach the goals you've set to yourself!
It can take some time to reach your goals. Up to several months with Dodow.
Most of our users have had to practise for some months (yes), but most of them report being now able to fall asleep within a couple of minutes, on their own!
And... we're pretty sure you can too 💪
🗝 Patience is the key
The best thing to do is to remain patient and to place this intent in your mind:
'I will remain patient'
We cannot over-emphasize this word, as being patient is the best way to fall asleep quickly. Actually it will relieve you from the stress of having to fall asleep, which is a contributing factor to insomnia 😴