Sleep and rest are essential parts of staying healthy. Yet, according to the CDC, one in three adults report not getting enough sleep each night. And while there are many old wives’ tales floating around to try and help, modern science has come up with better, easier ways to help your body relax.
For those looking for a solution that doesn’t leave them groggy and immediately reaching for coffee in the morning, the Apollo wearable is a scientifically proven, data-validated method for improving sleep, alleviating stress, and generally helping reset your body when it gets out of whack.
The device was created by Dr. David Rabin, a board-certified psychiatrist and neuroscientist who spent over a decade studying the impact of chronic stress and treatment resistant conditions. The result of his labors: The Apollo wearable, a small band that goes around the wrist or ankle or clips onto clothing and actively improves your health by strengthening your nervous system.
Once synced to the Apollo app, the band can be activated when the wearer wants more control over how they want to feel. As the sympathetic nervous system releases stress hormones like cortisol into the body, quickening breathing and elevating heart rate, the Apollo counters with soothing, calming vibration patterns.
While relaxing, those waves are actually a signal to your body, rebalancing the fight-or-flight response to one of “rest and digest” instead. The sympathetic nervous system stands down, and the parasympathetic nervous system takes center stage, helping to restore your Heart Rate Variability (HRV), one of the key biometrics of heart fitness. In a recent peer-reviewed, published clinical trial, the Apollo wearable significantly improved HRV for elite athletes within a two minute period. The vibrations produce a similar effect to the calming power of a hug, rebalancing the body to lower the impact of stress, improve sleep quality, facilitate physical recovery and more.
While the use of Apollo is a helpful stress reliever and sleep aid, it also contributes to long-term health. With repeated use, Apollo actually helps teach the body how to respond to stress, prompting the body to issue a natural balancing response to stress on its own over time.
The effects of Apollo have been the subject of more than a dozen completed and ongoing clinical studies, offering encouraging results on Apollo’s impact. For example, among users, 40 percent reported less stress and signs of anxiety, an up to 25 percent increase in focus and concentration and a nearly 20 percent increase in deep sleep enjoyed each night.
Right now, new Apollo wearable users can save up to 10 percent on the purchase of their device through the Apollo Neuro website.
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