At Dreem, we often hear from people who want to relax before bed. What’s more many people consider that the time between which they go to bed and the moment when they fall asleep is too long. Once we lie down, our mind is unsettled, we ruminate, thoughts pile up, multiply, and sleep comes slowly. It is initial insomnia. The good news is that Dreem can help you relax with breathing designed to make falling asleep easier!
Relax with Dreem’s dedicated audio programs
To reduce the sleep onset time, Dreem has applied years of sleep research to the creation of dedicated audio programs that will help you relax and fall asleep quicker. Among these falling asleep features are Dreem’s breathing exercises.
Breathing exercises are known to promote relaxation and help us to let go.
Relax with Dreem and breathe!
We offer two features that will help you to become aware of your breathing and focus more on its rhythm. They aim at soothing you and leading you to sleep. These functionalities are based on conscious feedback methods of biological parameters, here breathing.
The Dreem 2 headband contains, in addition to EEG sensors, a 3D accelerometer, which captures the micro-movements of your head caused by breathing, and a micro-sensor (pulse oximeter) that measures the oxygen concentration in the blood. Thanks to these two measurements, it is able to estimate your respiratory rate in real time.
Relax with Dreem and fall asleep more easily
From there, two possibilities are available to you:
A free breathing feature (Flow)
It will produce sounds of the same frequency as your breath, transmitted by bone conduction. By making your breathing audible, Dreem will allow you to focus exclusively on it, evacuating distracting thoughts. You will naturally tend to regulate your respiratory rhythm, and to amplify it, two actions that have the effect of facilitating relaxation.
Guided breathing feature (Air).
Here, starting from your respiratory rate, sound indicators will help you gradually slow down your breath to bring you to a target frequency, favorable to falling asleep.
The more you practice these exercises the more natural they become. What’s more, your brain will start to associate them with falling asleep, and the time it takes you to fall asleep reduces little by little.