Dodow helps users fall asleep 2.5 times faster than the usual thanks to its blue light which is projected onto the ceiling. By breathing in rhythm with the light, inhaling when the beam expands and exhaling when it retracts it gets easier to fall asleep. Focusing on the blue light moves your attention away from the thoughts that impact your waking state. With less brain activity the process is faster and smoother.
Dodow gradually slows down your breathing from 11 to 6 breaths per minute, in a regular, rhythmic pattern conducive to a relaxed state where the exhalation is longer than the inhalation.
To get relaxed quicker its stimulation of the baroreflex during several minutes rebalances your autonomic nervous system. Then the secretion of cortisol and noradrenalin has stopped and that of melatonin, the sleep hormone, has taken over. Within 8 minutes it enhances the transition to the alpha state, characterized by low frequency brain waves, which is the first step towards a good night's sleep.
You are no longer in a wakeful state, reacting to external stimuli, and you can now detach yourself from your thoughts.