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What is RESPeRATE?

What is RESPeRATE?

RESPeRATE, the world’s only FDA-cleared, non-drug hypertension treatment device.

  • Clinically proven to deliver sustained reduction in high blood pressure within 8 weeks.
  • Doctor recommended for 15 years
  • Safe to use in conjunction with medications.
  • No sides effects, aside from better sleep
  • 250,000 users

Can the breathing exercises be performed alone, without the device?
No, it’s not as easy as it sounds. In order to lower blood pressure, breathing must be specifically paced with prolonged exhalation, and without effort. Even the simplest breathing exercises, such as counting, reciting a mantra, or consciously observing one’s breathing, requires concentration which is effort. RESPeRATE does the work for you by using rhythmic tones to guide breathing interactively. This slows breathing without a conscious effort. So, while unaided breathing techniques can have a relaxing effect, RESPeRATE has been proven through clinical studies to deliver a significant and lasting effect on high blood pressure.
I have very high blood pressure. Will RESPeRATE still help me?
Absolutely. In fact, RESPeRATE clinical studies have demonstrated a normalizing effect – People with higher initial blood pressure got a larger reduction. For example people with initial systolic blood pressure over 160 points had a 25.6 point average reduction whereas people with initial blood pressure of less than 150 points has a 9.6 point reduction. See more information on our Science page [link]. Please note, RESPeRATE is for chronic high blood pressure and not an acute treatment. If you feel your blood pressure spiked to dangerous levels contact your doctor immediately.
What is the recommended course of treatment for RESPeRATE?
Studies have shown RESPeRATE delivers significant blood pressure reductions when it is used for 15 minutes at a time, at least three to four times per week, in order to attain 40 or more minutes of slow breathing (<10 breaths per minute) with prolong exhalation per week. Additional use has shown to provide further blood pressure reductions, and there is no danger of using the device too much. So, we recommend using RESPeRATE daily.
How long does it take to realize a decrease in blood pressure from using RESPeRATE?
In clinical trials, most patients saw the bulk of the results after just three to four weeks of treatment. Further reductions accumulate with consistent use.
How long do the effects of using RESPeRATE last?
Clinical studies show that RESPeRATE can provide a sustained all-day reduction in blood pressure with regular use. As with other physical exercises, the benefits will not be maintained over time without continued routine use. Compliance is good as most patients find RESPeRATE relaxing and pleasant to use.
Is RESPeRATE the same as yoga or meditation?
No. While based on the same fundamental physiological phenomena, namely that structured breathing exercises can have a beneficial effect, RESPeRATE is the only method proven to lower blood pressure repeatedly in well designed clinical studies. The key difference is that unaided breathing techniques such as yoga and meditation, require effort and concentration, which counter the lowering of blood pressure (by raising sympathetic nervous system activity). So, while yoga and meditation may be relaxing, and there is some data showing a blood pressure lowering effect, scientific consensus does not support them as practical interventions for treating hypertension. In contrast, RESPeRATE’s patented method for real-time device guided breathing utilizes our natural tendency to follow external rhythms to deliver the therapeutic effect of breathing without effort.
Can RESPeRATE be used with medications? Can it replace my medications?
RESPeRATE can be safely used alongside medications. The blood pressure reductions delivered by RESPeRATE are on top of medication and/or lifestyle modifications. Furthermore, working with their doctors, many RESPeRATE users have been able to avoid additional medications, reduce dosage, and in some cases eliminate them. Please note, we strongly recommend that you do not modify your hypertension treatments without the advice and consent of your doctor.
Is RESPeRATE safe?
Yes, the FDA labeling specifically indicates that “RESPeRATE can be safely used in conjunction with medications and lifestyle modifications such as diet and exercise.” and it has no contraindications and there are no known side effects. Since RESPeRATE is a device and not a drug, there is no concern for drug interactions.

It is advisable not to use RESPeRATE while driving or operating heavy machinery since people may fall asleep during sessions.
Consult with your physician before using RESPeRATE if you suffer or have suffered in the past from: Active ischemic heart disease/unstable angina, bradycardia, severe congestive heart failure, chronic atrial fibrillation, stroke resulting in permanent impairment, chronic renal failure, severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis and emphysema, major organ failure, sleep paralysis, have a pacemaker, or if you are pregnant.

Is RESPeRATE covered by Health Insurance?
As an FDA-cleared medical device, RESPeRATE is eligible for reimbursement by FSA and HSA plans. You can use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to cover the cost of purchasing RESPeRATE. Once you purchase RESPeRATE, print out a receipt and submit it to your FSA administrator for reimbursement. Some VA hospitals do provide RESPeRATE to veterans without charge. Otherwise, RESPeRATE is not yet covered by Medicare or major health plans.
Can I share my RESPeRATE with family member?
Yes. RESPeRATE can be used by multiple people (not at the same time). But the device information will be incorect!

How and Why Does RESPeRATE Work?

How Does RESPeRATE work?
RESPeRATE’s patented “Device Guided Breathing” taps the body’s natural tendency to follow musical rhythms. RESPeRATE analyses the breathing pattern and composes, in real time, a personalized melody with two distinct inhale and exhale guiding tones. By gradually prolonging the exhalation tone, RESPeRATE leads the patient to the therapeutic zone of 5-6 breaths per minutes with prolonged exhalation guiding tones.
After each session of device guided breathing, respiration returns to normal, but the beneficial impact on blood pressure accumulates and is maintained with routine use.
Why does RESPeRATE work?
RESPeRATE works by reducing sympathetic neural activity, and creating a sustained decrease in peripheral resistance and arterial stiffness.

Using RESPeRATE

How do I change the volume on the device?

To adjust the volume on your device, simply press the UP or DOWN arrow button on the device’s keypad. The volume icon is displayed on the device’s screen, along with the current volume level. Continue pressing the button until you reach your preferred volume. After a few seconds, RESPeRATE automatically returns to the previous display.
How do I change the melody on the device?

To select a melody, simply press the MELODY SELECT button. The melody icon is displayed on the device’s screen, along with the current melody number. Use the UP or DOWN button to scroll between melodies. For your convenience, RESPeRATE remembers your most recent melody choice.
How do I know where to position the sensor and sensor belt?
You should position the sensor belt around either your abdomen or your chest, depending on where your breathing belt is most pronounced. You should adjust the belt to fit snugly while you are in a sitting position and be sure that the sensor belt is neither too tight nor too loose.
How long should the recognition stage take?
The recognition stage should not last longer than two minutes. If it takes longer than two minutes, try repositioning your sensor and relax and breathe normally.
What is the Information button?
The information button helps you assess your performance in the prior RESPeRATE sessions. You can examine the data from your last session, your last 7 days and your last 60 days. Please refer to the User Manual for specific details.
How long should it take me to start breathing under ten breaths per minute
There is no set amount of time to slow your breathing to under ten breaths per minute. It all depends on your body’s own individual needs. Just follow the sound patterns as best you can and the RESPeRATE device will guide you to the slowest breathing rate that is right for you during that session.
What happens if I can’t slow my breathing to follow the device?
Don’t try to force yourself. If you are having trouble following the device’s pace, simply breathe normally. Within one minute, RESPeRATE will automatically readjust itself to your breathing rate and pattern and begin gradually slowing your breathing down again. The readjustment and slowing process will continue until you reach the breathing pattern most comfortable and beneficial for you.
Am I supposed to lengthen my exhalation period when conducting the breathing exercises?
All you have to do is synchronize your breathing to the inhale and exhale tones created by the device. RESPeRATE will automatically prolong your exhalation period in the best way for you. If for some reason you have difficulty following the melody, breathe normally and RESPeRATE will automatically readjust itself to your natural breathing and start the slowing process again.
Whom should I contact for help with my device?
Our Customer Service department is open evey day from 7 AM to 8 PM EST. You can also contact us for help with your device anytime via email.
What if I already start with a breathing rate of less than 10 breaths per minute (BPM)?
Normal respiratory rates reported in healthy adults vary between 12 to 18 breaths per minute. If you are experiencing a lower initial BPM, you may either be holding your breath or taking slower, deeper breaths than you normally would during everyday activities while the device is in its recognition phase. Remember, the key is to breath effortlessly. Some users find that, in order to allow the RESPeRATE to obtain a true baseline breathing rate in a short time during the recognition phase, a distracting activity such as reading a paragraph from the newspaper can be beneficial. If, in fact, your normal breathing rate is under 10 BPM, RESPeRATE can still prove to be beneficial for your cardiovascular system, as it will coach your breathing to a comfortable rate within the ‘Therapeutic Zone,’ (where the reduction of sympathetic activity occurs), that is right for you.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Care team if you have further questions. Please note, if you feel that RESPeRATE is not for you, you may return the device within 60 days of purchase and we will refund – no questions asked
How often should I use RESPeRATE?
Your goal for each week should be to achieve 45 minutes of effective exercise time (The number of minutes spent breathing under ten breaths per minute). We recommend using the RESPeRATE for 15 minutes at a time, at least 3-4 times per week. Additional use has been shown to provide additional blood pressure reductions, and there is no danger of using the device too much
How do I know if I am doing the exercise properly?
When you perform the exercise properly, you can actually see the decrease in your breathing rate displayed on the device’s screen. You can also press the “Current Effective Exercise” button on the top left of the device at any time to check how many “effective minutes” (The number of minutes spent breathing under ten breaths per minute) you have acquired within the session.
The “Effective Exercise Time” is the total amount of time (in minutes) spent breathing in the therapeutic zone of under ten breaths per minute. Please note that the “Effective Exercise Time” also depends on proper positioning of the respiration sensor and will be somewhat less than the actual time spent. If you feel that Effective Exercise Time log is significantly less than the time you spent in breathing under 10 breaths per minute, reposition the sensor.
What is the meaning of the number displayed on the screen when the device is turned on?
When the device is turned on, the number momentarily displayed is the “weekly effective exercise” time. This is the amount of “effective exercise” time that you have accumulated over the past seven days. To effectively lower your blood pressure, your weekly “effective exercise” goal is 45 minutes.
For your convenience, RESPeRATE automatically displays the “weekly effective exercise” time for a brief moment each time you turn on the device. The RESPeRATE will update this number every day by adding the amount of “effective exercise” you logged today and subtract the “effective exercise” you logged 8 days ago.
This number may go down. For example, if you don’t use the device for 7 days the number will be 0. So, make sure you log enough exercise to always keep that number above 45 minutes.
How do I change the duration of the session of the RESPeRATE device?
The default duration for each session is 15 minutes. To change this default time, simply hold down the Exercise Time button (located in the center of the keypad default) until the display blinks. Use the Up or Down buttons on the device to adjust the default time. For more information on changing the settings of the RESPeRATE device, please consult the User Manual.
How long before I will see results?
In our clinical trials, most patients saw results after just three-four weeks of treatment. The full results should appear within 3-4 weeks of treatment.
I measured my blood pressure (BP) immediately following the breathing exercise with RESPeRATE and my BP was somewhat elevated. Is that normal?
It is recommended to measure your blood pressure the next morning and not immediately after the exercise. As with any other physical exercise, a temporary increase in blood pressure is possible after the exercise, especially if you have made an excessive effort during the breathing exercise. (In order to maximize the benefit of RESPeRATE, see “How can I maximize the benefits from using RESPeRATE?”) , If the increase in BP is unusually high or is of concern for you, discontinue using the device and consult a physician.
How can I maximize the benefits from using RESPeRATE?
In order to maximize the benefits from RESPeRATE, it is important that you perform the breathing exercises without making an effort. This means that you should not try to hold your breath or try to overly prolong the periods of inhaling or exhaling beyond what is comfortable for you. If you ever feel that the melody is too slow for you and requires effort to stay in synch with it, simply breathe at the last pace, which was comfortable for you. Within a few breaths,
RESPeRATE will automatically readjust the melody to your new breathing rate and pattern and begin again to guide you toward a slower breathing rate.
Note: In the first few sessions, your slowest comfortable breathing rate might be higher than 10 breaths per minute

2breathe: Sleep Inducer

Is 2breathe Right For Me

What is 2breathe?

2breathe is a smart device and mobile app that guides your breathing to induce sleep. It uses proven technology to lower your neural sympathetic activity and help you fall asleep. To watch 2breathe in action click here.
How is 2breathe different from other sleep trackers, apps, programs or other aids?
According a recent Consumer Reports survey, 164 million Americans having sleep issues despite spending $41 billion on various sleep aids. If you are reading this page you probably already know that sleeplessness is painful and not easy to resolve.
2breathe’s focus is not on tracking, but on actually inducing sleep. It does so without chemicals or months of training. To help you decide if 2breathe is right for you, we have compiled a brief overview of how it’s different that the popular sleep aid categories:

  • Sleeping pills (prescription or “natural”) – 2breathe is not a drug and it has no chemicals. There is no ‘next day grogginess’, drug-to-drug interactions, or long term dependencies. 2breathe uses only breathing and music to get you to sleep..
  • Sleep Trackers(i.e. Fitbit, Beddit) – Sleep Trackers are very cool and can tell you a lot about your sleep issues. We think that while sleep tracking is interesting, sleep inducing is what you really want and that is exactly what 2breathe delivers. If you already own a tracker, fantastic – It will show you how 2breathe helps you. If not, don’t worry. 2breathe actually knows when you falls asleep and the built in reports help you see how your sleep improves.
  • Relaxing music/White noise devices and apps – These devices and apps are great if they work for you and help you fall and stay asleep. 2breathe actually uses a relaxing tone as part of it’s technology but takes it to another level. The tones are not pre-recorded but composed in real time to fit your own breathing pattern, guiding you to prolong the exhalation in a way which is proven to lower your neural sympathetic activity and help you fall asleep.
  • Sleep hygiene programs and apps (i.e. Simple tips to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) programs) – Sleep hygiene tips and CBT programs have been proven to work. Most of the tips are easy to understand, (e.g.. eat before 6PM, turn off screens one hour prior to sleep), but in many cases are not so easy to incorporate into our busy lives. This is where the CBT programs come into play. Paying for a coach or a program, you tend to be more compliant to the changes required. One of the most effective elements of CBT programs is breathing exercises, but these are not easy to perform without training. This is exactly where 2breathe comes in. It provides the proven breathing exercise part without any training or effort. To ensure that you get the most out of 2breathe, we’ve included a personalized onboarding coach with no additional costs.

Why is 2breathe better than breathing slowly on my own?
The simple answer is the 2breathe does the “work” for you and does it more effectively. The key to reducing your elevated sympathetic activity is slowing down your breathing by prolonging your exhalation. This is not simple to do on your own and might require years of training. Interestingly, unaided breathing exercises require counting or other cognitive control, which by its nature elevates sympathetic activity and that is counter productive to trying to sleep.
I don’t have bad sleep issues, but I do feel like I could use more and better sleep. Can 2breathe help me?
Rare is the person that gets the needed 7-9 hours for good health and productivity. Often, even the sleep we do manage, is fragmented or not as deep and restful as we’d like. In fact, a recent Consumer Reports survey found that an estimated 164 million Americans struggle to get a good night’s sleep at least once a week. If you’re one of them and feel you could benefit from a bit more and a bit better sleep, 2breathe is for you. Read Jeff’s review of 2breathe. He had no sleep issues but still found 2breathe helpful and beneficial to his sleep and wake up feeling.
I have severe sleeplessness issues. How will 2breathe help me?
2breathe’s patented technology transforms your breathing into tones that gradually guide you to prolonged exhalation and slow breathing. Within minutes, neural sympathetic activity is reduced allowing the mind & body to relax into sleep.
Most people with issues falling asleep begin to see improvements after a few 2breathe sessions. People who have issues staying asleep need to use 2breathe as a daily breathing exercise and will gradually see improvements. Night wake ups become fewer and falling back to sleep after wake ups become easier. See USING 2BREATHE TO IMPROVE SLEEP below for more details.
I take pills to help me sleep, can I still use 2breathe?
2breathe is not a medical device nor a substitute for medical advice. As with anything you introduce into your prescribed regimen, you should speak to your doctor about the best way to integrate 2breathe into your sleep routine.
I’m sensitive to music & any type of noise before going to sleep. Can I still use 2breathe?
Absolutely. Simply use 2breathe for 15 minutes prior to going to bed, take it off and go to sleep – Quietly.
Can I share my 2breathe with a friend/spouse?
Your sensor can be shared, but your sleep session data will be saved under one account, which would make it hard to monitor your own progress. Each of you should create your own account so you can track your sleep accurately.
Which devices are compatible with 2breathe?
Currently, 2breathe can be used with the following iOS devices: iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6+, 6s, 6s+, iPad 3, iPad Air, iPad Mini, and iPad Pro.
Can more than one person use the same device?
Yes. You can add a user to the same iOS device or download the app to a separate iOS device and share the sensor. Both accounts will get the same support.
Can my child use 2breathe?
If your child can breathe with the tones, he or she can use 2breathe. In fact, we have users who have given 2breathe to their children to help them fall asleep with some amazing results. See Jonathan’s story.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t use 2breathe?
2breathe poses no known medical risk. However, as with all breathing exercises we suggest that you consult with your physician if you suffer or have suffered in the past from: active ischemic heart disease/unstable angina, bradycardia, severe congestive heart failure, chronic atrial fibrillation, stroke resulting in permanent impairment, chronic renal failure, severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), like chronic bronchitis and emphysema, major organ failure, sleep paralysis, have a pacemaker or if you are pregnant.
I am a sleep researcher, where can I get more information about 2breathe?
Please send email detailing your topic of interest and how can we help you to [email protected] .

How & Why Does 2breathe Work?

How does 2breathe work?
2breathe patented technology transforms your breathing into tones that gradually guide you to prolonged exhalation and slow breathing. Within minutes, neural sympathetic activity is reduced allowing the mind & body to relax into sleep.
2breathe was developed from the proven medical technology used in our first product, RESPeRATE. RESPeRATE is the first non medical device proven to lower blood pressure approved by the FDA and recommended by the AHA. Tens of thousands of people maintain a lower blood pressure with RESPeRATE.
RESPeRATE’s only side effect was that users were falling asleep in mid session! We decided to take the side effect and make it a feature of a new device adapted to help the millions who suffer from sleeplessness.
To see how it works watch our 2breathe Overview Tutorial here.
Why does 2breathe work? (the scientific version)
The normal falling-asleep process involves progressive disconnection from our surroundings. Our minds, turn inward as we drowse into sleep, and our control over mental activity and awareness of sensory stimuli diminishes. During this process, sympathetic neural activity is decreased with resulting mental and muscle tone relaxation.
Typically, it’s our racing mind that interferes with the natural process. Anxious thoughts keep popping up not allowing our body to fall asleep, and frequently prevent us from reaching deep sleep, causing wake ups during the night.
2breathe induces sleep by captivating the racing mind, keeping it focused on breathing via its guiding tones. As the tones gradually prolong exhalation and slow breathing, the neural sympathetic activity, is reduced allowing the mind & body to relax into sleep.
2breathe takes methods of ‘mindfulness meditation’ which have been demonstrated to reduce insomnia [1] to the next level. With 2breathe, the whole breathing synchronization and prolonging the exhalation process happens subway you can’t do on your own. The guiding tones affect the emotional, and not the cognitive part of the brain, as other methods such as counting or “thinking about it” tend to do.
Furthermore, 2breathe’s core patented technology composes the guiding tones in real-time, in a way that continuously adapts to the user’s ability to be guided. Such interactive guidance creates an optimal and personalized breathing exercise shown to play a prominent role in the beneficial effect far beyond pre-recorded relaxing tones used by most breathing apps [2-4].

  1. David S. Black, PhD, MPH et al. Mindfulness Meditation and Improvement in Sleep Quality and Daytime Impairment Among Older Adults With Sleep Disturbances; JAMA Intern Med. 2015;175(4):494-501. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.8081
  2. Schein MH, Gavish B, Herz M, Rosner-Kahana D, Naveh P, Knishkowy B, Zlotnikov E, Ben-Zvi N, Melmed RN. Treating hypertension with a device that slows and regularises breathing: a randomised, double-blind controlled study. J Hum Hypertens. 2001;15:271-278.
  3. Ekman I, Kjellström B, Falk K, Norman J, Swedberg K. Impact of device-guided slow breathing on symptoms of chronic heart failure: a randomized, controlled feasibility study. Eur J Heart Fail. 2011;13:1000-1005.
  4. Oneda B, Ortega KC, Gusmão JL, Araújo TG, Mion D Jr. Sympathetic nerve activity is decreased during device-guided slow breathing. Hypertens Res. 2010 Jul;33(7):708-712.

Is 2breathe medically certified?
2breathe is not a medical device 2breathe is not a medical device. The 2breathe sensor, its associated mobile app and its website are not intended for and should not be used to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease or medical condition. If you are seeking information on how to treat a medical condition, you should talk to your healthcare provider.
Can anyone use 2breathe? Are there any side effects?

Typically, the only “side effects” of 2breathe were positive ones. In addition to falling asleep and staying asleep with regular use, some users report feeling relaxed and having reduced stress and anxiety.
As with all breathing exercise we do provide the following precautions

    • Do not use 2breathe without consulting your physician if you suffer or have suffered in the past from: active ischemic heart disease/unstable angina, bradycardia, severe congestive heart failure, chronic atrial fibrillation, stroke resulting in permanent impairment, chronic renal failure, severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), like chronic bronchitis and emphysema, major organ failure, sleep paralysis, have a pacemaker or if you are pregnant.
    • Do not use your 2breathe when you need to be alert or to concentrate, or when using heavy equipment.
    • Do not use 2breathe while driving.
    • If you feel any negative change in your general health or mood, immediately discontinue use of your 2breathe, and contact your physician.
    • Breathe effortlessly throughout the exercise. Excessive deep breathing may cause dizziness and palpitations.

If you are allergic to any substance that comes into contact with your skin or if you suspect an allergic reaction due to using the product, check the listed materials in the Technical Specification at www.2breathe.com/specifications. In case of any skin reactions, stop using the product and consult with your physician.

 

Using The App

How do I best use 2breathe to improve my sleep?

there are two methods for using 2breathe, either falling asleep with the sensor or if your issue is staying asleep, we recommend using 2breathe as a daily breathing exercise allowing its therapeutic benefit to accumulate. As many people will experience both conditions at some point we recommend reading both detailed descriptions.

Using 2breathe to fall asleep
Having trouble falling asleep is typically an issue of “an inability to calm your racing mind,” physiologically called elevated neural sympathetic activity.

2breathe transforms your breathing into tones that gradually guide you to prolonged exhalation and slow breathing. Within minutes, neural sympathetic activity is reduced allowing the mind & body to relax into sleep.

So, if you have a hard time falling asleep, we recommend that you use 2breathe in bed when you are ready to turn in for the night. At some point during the session you will begin to feel drowsy and it will be harder to follow the guiding tones. Don’t fight it! Simply breathe as you wish and allow yourself to fall asleep. The sensor and app will completely shut off 10 minutes after you fall asleep.

Using 2breathe to stay asleep
Unlike with falling asleep issues, it’s hard to pinpoint the exact cause of staying asleep issues. As we get older, we typically wake up more often to use the bathroom and many times find it hard to get back to sleep. Some people also find themselves waking up far earlier than planned and simply call it a night.

Breathing exercises have been found to have a beneficial cumulative effect in assisting people to maintain and get back to sleep. Think about it as reconditioning your neural network. As with other physical exercise, seeing results might take four to six weeks and continued practice is typically required to maintain the effect.
We recommend performing a 15 minute daily breathing exercise session (without falling asleep). When done, remove the sensor and go to sleep as you normally do (or go about your business if you are performing the session during the day). To receive maximum benefits of this breathing exercise, your goal is NOT to fall asleep but rather to follow the tones throughout the whole session.

How do I download the 2breathe app?

You can find the 2breathe app in the app store on your iOS device. Search for 2breathe and download it to your device.
How long is each session?
2breathe sessions can be used for two distinct functions; to fall asleep and as an exercise to train the body to stay asleep. When using 2breathe to fall asleep, the time can be set at up to 15 or up to 30 minutes. This is the time the app will guide your breathing. However, should you fall asleep before the session ends, the app will stay on for another 10 minutes and then turn itself off.
If you are using the session as an exercise, you should follow the tones for a 15 minute session every day. (see USING 2BREATHE TO IMPROVE SLEEP above).
The session duration defaults can be changed in your app preference menu.
Can I make a session shorter/longer?
The session duration defaults can be changed in your app preference menu.
How often should I use the app?
For optimal results, 2breathe should be used once a day. You may use it more often depending on your sleep needs. (see USING 2BREATHE TO IMPROVE SLEEP above).
When should I use the app?
If you are using 2breathe to fall asleep, it should be used when you are ready for bed. If you are using the app for staying asleep it should be used as a daily exercise. In this case, we typically recommend using it prior to wanting to fall asleep but you can use at any time which fits your daily routine.
What is a sleep diary and when do I need to do it?
The sleep diary is a ten second, questionnaire that you should fill out every morning. This allows you to track your sleep habits and their improvement upon using 2breathe.
I feel like I need more guidance than I’m given during a session. Is this possible?
It can take a few tries to use the app with confidence. This is why the session tutorials are important to use in the beginning and particularly the Practice Session which you can find in your Preference/Tutorial menu. You can also turn on the “additional voice instructions” within the Preference/Sounds” menu. Lastly, if you feel you are not able to follow just by using the guiding tones, try using the visual aid to get used to breathing in and out with the app.
What do I do if I wake up at night and want to go back to sleep?
If you find yourself awake and unable to fall back to sleep, you can use 2breathe to get back to sleep. Set the timer to 30 minutes and follow the tones until you drift off. Allow yourself to fall asleep, the app and sensor will turn off on their own.
The session ends and I am not asleep. What do I do?
If the session ends and you find yourself still awake (but you want to be asleep), you can simply start a new session. Set the timer to 30 this will give you up to 30 minutes of guided breathing. Try to follow the tones well — this is how your body and mind relax. If you follow the tones you should begin to feel drowsy, all yourself to drift off into sleep.
I fall asleep, but the sensor bothers me at night. What can I do?
The simplest answer is take it off. You can also try sliding to your side, under your arm.
What does my session data mean?
Your session data.
I didn’t fall asleep but the program thinks I did. Why?
The 2breathe algorithm looks for certain changes in breathing pattern and awareness. It is possible that you begin to drowse or are very very relaxed and the app recognizes this as sleep. If this happens and you are not ready to sleep or want to continue the exercise, simply hit the refresh button and the guided breathing should pick up again. Also, please email us your session report for evaluation to see if this is an imperfection of the detection method which we are always improving, or there are problems in using the sensor.
I wear thick pajamas and use heavy blankets. Will the sensor still pick up my breathing?
Not a problem. The sensor will pick up the rise and fall of your stomach/chest and the low frequency bluetooth will connect with your phone even through a blanket.
I sleep on my stomach… can I still use 2breathe?
For stomach sleepers, we suggest sliding the sensor box to your side under your arm as the sensor might not pick up your breathing if it is between your stomach and the mattress. To see our Sensor Positioning Tutorial video
How do I get app updates?
Any updates will be found in the app store under updates.

Purchasing, Shipping, Taxes, Returns

Purchasing

Where can I buy 2breathe and RESPeRATE?

2breathe is available on our site www.resperate.com.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal.
When is my credit card charged?
Our ordering system will authorize your card the moment you place your order and a debit will likely occur within 48 hours. By this time we will already have shipped your order.
How do I know my transaction is secure?
Your credit card information is not stored in our system. We send the information directly to our safe credit card gateway, Braintree payments or Stripe. Both are validated Level 1 PCI DSS Compliant Service Provider. They are on Visa’s Global Compliant Provider List and MasterCard’s SDP List. We never store raw magnetic stripe, card validation code (CAV2, CID, CVC2, CVV2), or PIN block data. Storage of this data is prohibited by the PCI DSS.
Is my personal information secure?
Yes. We follow industry best practices to make sure your personal information is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
Who do I contact for billing or payment?
You can contact us on our support center page.

Shipping and Taxes

Where do you ship from?
Our warehouse is located in New Jersey, USA. We also use Amazon Fulfillment Services.
What are your shipping rates?
Standard shipping is FREE and takes 7-9 days business days. We also offer express 2 business days shipping for $14.95.
Is my package insured?
Yes.
Do you ship to PO boxes?

Yes
Do you ship to international addresses?

It depends RESPeRATE is available in the US and in Israel via www.resperate.co.il. 2breathe can be shipped internationally for $29.95 excluding VAT and/or import taxes from 2breathe.com. 2breathe is also available in Japan via www.2breathe.co.jp.

Money back guarantee, Returns, Privacy, Terms & Conditions and other policies

What is your privacy policy?

To review our latest privacy policy see here.
Is there a money back guarantee? What is the return policy?

Your order is covered by our 60-Day Money Back Guarantee, which starts upon your receipt of your order.
What is the Warranty policy?
Our products comes a limited one year warranty. For more details see our Terms of Use page here.
 

RESPeRATE

How RESPeRATE Works

How to Use RESPeRATE

Presenting RESPeRATE to Patients

 

2breathe: Sleep Inducer

 

Overview Tutorial

Session Tutorial

Meditate Tutorial

Wear & Position

Battery Replacement

RESPeRATE

RESPeRATE Clinical Brochure

RESPeRATE printable Log book

Resperate 152 User manual (English)

RESPeRATE 152 Quick guide (English)

RESPeRATE 152 Welcome letter (English)

RESPeRATE 152 Quick guide (Hebrew)

RESPeRATE 152 User manuals (Hebrew)

 
2breathe: Sleep Inducer

2breathe product page

2breathe iOS app

Call Us

USA: 1-800-220-1925 Our call center is open Mon-Friday 9AM-8PM (EST) and Sun 9AM-5PM (EST).Israel: 072-2220015 Our Hebrew call center is open Sun-Thursday 9AM-5PM (Israel time).
 

Email

To contact our support team by email, shoot us a message at: [email protected]
 

Chat

During our working hours you can also chat with us, using the Chat widget on the lower-right corner of the page
 

Address in the USA

Resperate Inc.
110 Jabez Street
Suite #1001
Newark, NJ 07105, USA