There’s one thing worse than hearing your alarm go off in the morning: hearing it go off when you haven’t even fallen asleep yet.

Insomnia can be a nightmare. Once it takes hold, you’re in for a bad night. And morning. And afternoon. And the cycle tends to repeat itself because it’s really hard to kick it after it begins.

So, you buy a bottle of melatonin. Maybe you download a sleep app full of sounds like “soft rainfall” and “calming ocean waves.” You even try working out more and decide caffeine isn’t allowed after 10 a.m.

BUT what do you do when nothing seems to help?

Turns out, all you need to do is go back to the basics: BREATHING. And that’s exactly what a group of innovators did when they created this brilliant little piece of tech called Dodow.

It’s a piece of technology the size of a coaster. But the difference it makes is HUGE.

Dodow sits inconspicuously on your nightstand and projects a soft blue light-metronome. When you’re ready to fall asleep, simply focus on the blue light and take a breath as the light flashes.

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Wait…that’s it????

Yup. See, as you get into the rhythm of the metronome, your focus delicately but swiftly pulls from what happened at work. You stop worrying about the kids, or the pet, or the rent that’s due next week. Instead, you focus only on that flashing blue light.

After a few minutes, almost imperceptibly, Dodow starts to slow down our breathing starts to slow with it. This allows your body to naturally engage in an instant anxiety reliever. With calm slow breaths, your chest loosens and the stress begins to drip right out of your body.

Lulled to bed by a flashing blue light. No nature sounds. No pills. No weird bedtime routines. Your mind is empty. Your anxiety has subsided. And, soon, you’re fast asleep.

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Trust us, a well-rested you is way more fun to be around.

Read more details on the Dodow here and see if it’s right for you!