I love gadgets for health. But my infatuation generally fades when the novelty fades (looking at you, Fitbit).
There's a device I've been using for almost three years and that has really changed my life. And the company has recently released a newer version with more features.
It is called Muse. It is a device for detecting meditation. Muse uses audio feedback to guide you in a state of maximum calm and concentration. While calming the mind, feedback – wind / weather sounds – becomes quieter until you hear the birds chirp.
The updated device, Muse 2, has added a number of new forms of meditation: body movement, heart rate detection, breath detection. Everyone is better than the last one.
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This device and its accompanying app they taught me how to become truly calm on command, teaching me to go from anxious to calm, still, calm, focused, relaxed and then sleepy – often in less than 10 minutes and sometimes less than 5.
Not only do I sleep better, I sleep better when traveling or in noisy conditions. I can also calm myself if I feel the panic that happens when I am stressed or tired.
I've been using Muse 2 for a couple of months and I've found a new level of mental peace.