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I tried Dodow, and it didn't work - what should I do?
I tried Dodow, and it didn't work - what should I do?

Overcoming Initial Challenges with Dodow

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If Dodow does not help you on the first nights, it is normal!

It can take up to a few days before you can get the most out of your Dodow and start improving your sleep 💪
💡Your body is getting used to a new habit. As for when you do sport again, your body needs to adapt.

For stronger effects, we advise you to try the 20-minute session a few times before going back to the 8 min.
Practicing with this longer session leads to better effects and faith in this new method.
Enjoy the practice, and results will come. 😴
​You can trust this process.
Dodow has tangible effects on your physiology, triggering the parasympathetic automatic nervous system responsible for regulating relaxation, sleep, and recovery. It naturally guides you towards a state of calmness.
👉 More details on the article: how does Dodow work?
With the 20-minute session, you'll undoubtedly see better results, as it grants you more time to immerse yourself in the breathing exercise.

Supplementary exercise 🏋️

While practicing with Dodow you can try these tips that will improve the experience:

#1 Focus on your lower abdomen

Understanding how something works makes you better equipped to reap its benefits.


While synchronizing your breathing with the light, gently focus on the lower part of your abdomen (below the navel) : try to feel the sensations in this part of your body.

How to distribute your attention ?

  • 25% feeling the sensations in your lower abdomen

  • 50% synchronizing your breathing with the light

  • 25% non-controlled attention on all other sensations and surrounding environment

Why ?

When you continually focus your attention on your lower abdomen, blood flow to this area increases (there is more blood flowing in this part of your body). The blood supply to the brain then decreases, leading to slower brain activity, and making you feel less agitated.

#2 Mental saturation

This exercise is designed for those who think too much. The objective is to create a diversion to occupy your mind with something far less stimulating than your thoughts.


While synchronizing your breathing with the light, repeat as clearly and as distinctly as possible (in your head) :

  • either «1» when you inhale and «2» when you exhale

  • or «A» when you inhale and «A» when you exhale

  • or "inhale" when breathing in and "exhale" when breathing out

In all cases, the time it takes you to say the words in your head must be adjusted to match the duration of inhalation and exhalation. The slower the pace of your breath, the longer it should take you to silently enunciate the words.

How long should you keep trying? ⌛

Dodow is here to assist you, and you can continue using it for as long as necessary – that's why we offer a 100-day trial. 😉
Research has shown that the initial experience with Dodow may not always yield conclusive results. Success largely depends on your sensitivity and dedication.

💡 Actually, only half of Dodow users fall asleep at the end of the first session.

Dodow should be the last thing you should do before sleeping. Implementing this habit will help you have better results.

What should I expect from Dodow?

Dodow helps unlock the process of falling asleep and speeds it up.

However, it would be unrealistic to expect a drastic reduction in the time taken to fall asleep, e.g. from 2 hours to 2 minutes on your first week using Dodow.

Falling asleep faster is like exercising 🏋️‍♂️, you have to train on a regular basis to reach the goals you've set for yourself!

It can take some time to reach your goals. Up to several months with Dodow.

Most of our users have had to practice for some months (yes), but most of them report being now able to fall asleep within a couple of minutes, on their own!

And... we're pretty sure you can too 💪

Patience is the key 🗝

The best thing to do is to remain patient and to place this intent in your mind:

'I will remain patient'

We cannot over-emphasize this word, as being patient is the best way to fall asleep quickly. Actually, it will relieve you from the stress of having to fall asleep, which is a contributing factor to insomnia 😴

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