@lkw, ci-dessous les premiers retours d’un utilisateur pointu dans le domaine qui vient de l’acheter - j’ai confiance car je le connais. À voir si je vais tomber dans le lot des 90% pour qui ça marche!
How it works - in non-scientific terms - this device emits auditory vibrations (that you cannot hear) that affects your nervous system and it sends to your brain signals to engage the parasympathetic nervous system which helps you relax. Most of us are too stressed and this we need to meditate, do yoga, breathing exercises, etc to lower our heart rate and tell our body to stop being in « stress mode ». With AN, it’s trying to mimic as if you’re getting a hug so your biochemistry changes to feel calm and relaxed.
(It’s like how a weighted blanket is supposed to help you sleep better at night because it makes you feel like you have a nice hug while you’re sleeping. Btw, weighted blankets work very well too if you want to improve your sleep.)
I’ve been wearing this device for about 10 days now and I have to say, I’m very impressed. As many of you know, I also wear an Oura ring (a fitness tracker) so I was curious to see if this Apollo Neuro wearable would improve my stats without any significant lifestyle changes.
Long story short - the last week I’ve slept the best and my recovery has been the best it’s been. I wore the AN every day and used it at least 2 hours a day (which they recommend for first 30 days). My first night wearing it, I slept for 10 hours. Granted, I was at a hotel and I usually sleep more at a hotel. But then I used it at home too and saw similar sleep results.
My readiness score has been the highest it’s been and just scored the highest weekly average (87). In two years I’ve had this Oura ring, I’ve never scored this high. I felt super energized last week, almost superhuman.
Normally my average HRV is 36 (been tracking this for 2 years since I had my Oura ring). In the last week, it was 43 without any major lifestyle changes. It’s not the highest it’s been (I’ve had weeks where I had 46 as avg). While everyone’s baseline HRV will be different, +/- 3 in HRV change is a significant change. Usually when someone starts exercising for a while they see a +3 increase in HRV over time. I saw a +7 boost by just wearing this device.
I’m planning on doing more experiments with AN like not wearing it for a week and see what happens. I’m also planning on getting the founder on the podcast and discuss it. In the meantime, here’s a podcast by Ben Greenfield where he has the founder on discussing the device: Apollo Neuroscience: A Whole New Way To Deal With Stress
It’s not cheap to get the AN but for $300-ish to sleep better, recover faster and feel more energetic - this to me was a no-brainer.