I've always had trouble sleeping. So when I read that vagus nerve stimulation may help it was something I was keen to try. This stimulator is a small handheld device with a plasticky ear clip and an easy to read display. The articles I read said to stimulate the left tragus for 30 minutes before sleep so that is what I have been doing. It's a relaxing sensation and it does make me calmer before bed. But you have to sit still to do it, so that could also be a factor. I have only used it once in the night to try and get back to sleep but was unsuccessful. I will keep trying though.
We have been using this vagus stimulator for a few weeks now. Purchased it to help with recovery from covid, which we both had earlier this year. Really easy to use. Just put the clip on and press the blue button a couple of times. Too soon to say how effective it is for long covid but I will update review at later date.
I bought this vagus nerve stimulator as I have irregular heartbeats. My GP suggested I bought this device to try tVNS as an adjunct. It's easy to set up and use with or without your phone app, I'm using an android phone it works ok. I feel at ease using this as at least I will be able to do something. Great little piece of kit.
My machine arrived a few days ago and I’ve been using it everyday since then. It helps with my anxiety. It has a clear screen which is easy to see and good battery life. I have to shave my ear a bit to get the best connection but once I do it works well for a couple of weeks. Worth the effort for the relief. Ps: this review is my own honest review and I have not received anything in exchange for it.
I use this in the morning to improve my concentration by silencing distractions. I use it at the end of the day to relax after work. I also occasionally use it if I can not get to sleep if my mind is busy. I also have a muse for meditation that measures brainwave activity. When I use the tVNS while meditating it helps calm my mind and makes a marked difference to my calm % in Muse. Very pleased overall and would recommend.
I feel like I need to write a review for this product as I’ve been so impressed. I am someone who wakes up numerous times during the night and I have terrible trouble getting back to sleep. This little device has changed all that for me. It’s easy to use and really relaxes me with the little ear tingle. Helps we stay asleep for longer and it's easy to use in the dark, if you're careful with the cable. Stimulation feels relaxing and I find I’m asleep again quickly and for longer periods. I love it
Still unsure of the benefits of this. Have used it a few times as I have been getting increasing issues with my sleep. I find it helps using it, but there are no long lasting effects. The clip is also quite big if you have a small tragus. Think this may be another fad.
Bought for mum who uses with meditation every evening. She's been using it for a almost two years now and seems to love it. Almost makes me want to try. You'll eventually need to buy a new ear clip if as it gets oxidised. The app gives you some other options too.
Was sceptical at first as used it for anxiety, rather than for what it is originally designed for. This is a good quality unit, which is easy to use, but I have a couple of issues with it. Firstly, there is only one session frequency. Each session lasts maximum 60 minutes and I feel like there should be an option for longer programs. The session also seem to default the level to 1. It seems expensive, but you cannot put a price on the relief it has offered me. Disclaimer: do consult your doctor if you are using it for anxiety etc. as everyone is different and the fact that it worked for me does not mean you will get the same results
I’ve had a chronic digestive issues and problems with sleep a couple of years. This machine offered immediate relief when I’m have a flare up of indigestion. I ordered this unit a couple of days ago and so far I have to say it’s brilliant! Comes with a nice little case that’s easy to take anywhere. It’s even rechargeable on my laptop. Takes 20mins. So no need to carry batteries around - totally love it!
I did my research for this product and looked at many reviews, youtube videos, etc and came to the conclusion to give it a try as it was so highly rated. It came brand new, very nicely boxed and easy to setup and charge. At first it felt different than I had thought it would be but in a good way. Comfortable to attach and just the right pressure. What amazed me was how quickly the 15 minutes seem to pass when being stimulated. Want to try it for headaches so I will see how it works for them.
I am 61 years old and have had severe PTSD since childhood. I have used this device for about two weeks so far. The best part is the effects are cumulative. After just two days, I felt much more confident as I walked outside. I can notice when I am off (if disturbed) and merely stop what I am doing for a minute, use the device and get back on track. Combine with the best self-help book out there (google it) for practical help for those who suffer from trauma and wish to reset the body/mind.
Have used this several times already in past week. After playing around with it for a few minutes I soon learnt how to use it and I'm not technically minded! I now use it every few days to keep my stress to a minimum, so much better than filling your body with medication. Having used it for a week I would recommend this.
This little Machine is fantastic! The device is small and easy to use. (Small as a matchbox) I use mine on a daily basis for up to 45 mins a time Ive found it a welcome stress reliever, although I do use it for long lengths of time. I believe this has also helped my recovery from my most recent herniated disc. I was very skeptical however I am now really glad I have it. A must have for travelling and day to day life for me now.
Really happy with this. It seemed to have a couple of average reviews so it took me a while to decide, but I just received it and it's great! I am doing 30 minute sessions per day and the battery lasts only 2 days or thereabouts - could be improved. Imagine the clip won't last forever too. But considering the price of competitors I can live with both of those!
Was tentative about getting this because I already have a CES & wasn’t sure if it was just gimmicky targeting the vagus. Realized the first time I used it it isn’t gimmicky. It feels nothing like the CES during use despite them seeming so similar. There is a relaxing effect that the CES doesnt create.