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Yes. The FDA has granted RESPeRATE a specific blood pressure lowering indication after it successfully completed the clinical trials designated by the agency. RESPeRATE is the only medical device with such an indication and the only hypertension treatment available without a prescription (OTC). See FDA 510K# K020399

Yes, in many ways. Many of our customers were able to lower their blood pressure so their doctors were able to avoid placing them on medication in the first place, add medications or increase the dosage. Others were able to work with their doctors to decrease their medication dosage and even come off them completely (step-down procedure). In any case, it is very important that you do NOT change your medication regime without your doctor's consent. To download a clinical information package for your doctor click here

The RESPeRATE is cleared by the FDA and IS eligible for reimbursement by Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Saving Account (HSA) plans. RESPeRATE is not yet covered by Medicare but might be covered by your medical insurance plan.

You will feel RESPeRATE relaxing effects within a few sessions. Some users see a change in blood pressure right after the session in the first week. An all-day, lasting blood pressure can be expected within 3-4 weeks of proper use.

We are the manufacturer of RESPeRATE. When you buy on Amazon it’s really our storefront at higher prices as they are a middleman. Buying directly from this website or by calling us you get the best price and full 60-day return policy (for any reason) without any restocking fees. At Amazon, you’ll only get their standard 30-day guarantee. Furthermore, we also offer a three easy payment plan option and ship you the unit right after the first payment. No matter where you decided to buy, we WILL provide you unlimited and caring phone support to ensure you lower your blood pressure.

What is RESPeRATE? How Does it Work?

RESPeRATE is the world’s only FDA-cleared, non-drug hypertension treatment device.
Clinically proven to deliver a sustained reduction in high blood pressure within 8 weeks.

  • 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

RESPeRATE is a medical device that uses patented melody-guided breathing technology to relax constricted blood vessels and lower blood pressure.
For more details see our product demonstration video

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 an initial blood pressure of fewer than 150 points has a 9.6 point reduction. See more information on our Science page. 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.

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 prolonged 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Download “RESPeRATE info kit” to discuss with your doctor

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.

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The RESPeRATE is cleared by the FDA and IS eligible for reimbursement by Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Saving Account (HSA) plans. RESPeRATE is not yet covered by Medicare but might be covered by your medical insurance plan.

Yes. RESPeRATE can be used by multiple people (not at the same time). But the device memory will be incorrect. The RESPeRATE Deluxe Duo model keeps separate information for two people see here.

How and Why 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 5-7 breaths per minute 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.

RESPeRATE works by reducing sympathetic neural activity, and creating a sustained decrease in peripheral resistance and arterial stiffness.


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.

To select a melody, simply press the MENU button one (1) time. 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.

You should position the sensor belt either around your abdomen or your chest, depending on where your breathing 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.

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.

The i (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 30 days. Please refer to the User Manual for specific details.

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.

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.

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.

Our Customer Service department is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 AM to 5 PM EST. You can also contact us for help with your device anytime via email. By phone call 1-800-220-1925.

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

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

When you perform the exercise properly, you can actually see a 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 the 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.

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.

The default duration for each session is 15 minutes. To change this default time, simply press down the menu button (located to the right of the up/down arrows )four times until the session timer displays. 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.

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.

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.

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 sync 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



RESPeRATE is available on our site www.resperate.com and at Amazon.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal.

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.

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.

Yes. We follow industry best practices to make sure your personal information is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

You can contact us on our support center page.

Shipping and Taxes

Our warehouse is located in New Jersey, USA. We also use Amazon Fulfillment Services.

Standard shipping is FREE and takes 7-9 days business days. We also offer express 2 business days shipping for $26.95. Please note that this is 2 business days from the time your RESPeRATE is received by the carrier.



Yes. RESPeRATE can be shipped internationally to most countries for $34.95 excluding VAT and/or other import taxes. We do not ship directly to EU countries. This is due to the fact that RESPeRATE is FDA-cleared but currently don’t not have a CE mark. We are aware of customers that have successfully used mail forwarding services, such as myUS.com. Phone technical support will be provided to all our clients regardless of physical location.

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

We take privacy seriously. We pledge to be transparent about our data practices and to keep your data safe. We are NOT in the data business and do not to sell your personal data. Our business is to help you sleep better and we collect data that we think will help us achieve that mutual goal. We also collect data to improve our products and services.

To review our latest privacy policy see here.

Your order is covered by our 60-Day Money Back Guarantee, which starts upon the receipt of your order.

Our products comes a limited one year warranty. For more details see our Terms of Use page here.

RESPeRATE Tutorials


How to Use RESPeRATE

Presenting RESPeRATE to Patients

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