2breathe Review – pros and cons
We haven’t reviewed a product quite like this before so could definitely call it unique.
Our 2breathe Review
2breathe is a bit different from the products that we typically review in the sense that it’s a sleep aid – not necessarily a snoring aid. But still, with that being said, our website deals with all things sleep-loss related – so we were pretty excited to look into this and see what we could find out in our 2breathe review.
From the get-go, we were quite impressed with some of the modern-sounding verbiage on the website. Here’s a small bit that especially peaked our interest…
“2breathe uses smart, connected technology to deliver the ancient wisdom of sleep-inducing breathing exercises in an easy and effective manner.”
This device is said to help you fall asleep in 3 easy steps. So let’s get a bit more in-depth and take a look at 2Breathe in a bit more detail.
This product basically consists of a small sensor that you wear around your abdomen. It communicates wirelessly via your smart phone, and uses tones to guide your breathing. The idea is that it will help you employ breathing exercises without requiring you to learn them all by heart – which can be complicated.
This device would technically fall under the category of a ‘breathing-technique aid’.
As far as we could tell, there have been no specific clinical studies performed using this device – which is a bit of a downside. It does say on the official product website that 2Breathe uses the same technology that was used with a former product called RESPeRATE, which was an FDA-cleared, non-invasive hypertension treatment device that essentially treated hypertension in the same basic fashion.
That device did have some studies done that seemed to indicate that it was pretty successful – and this company almost seems to be using that success as a launching pad for this device. So, as far as we can tell right now, there have been no specific studies conducted on this device.
You can buy this product for $179.95, plus shipping and handling. It seemed a bit expensive at first – but really, if you think about it, this is a sensor that helps to monitor your breathing patterns, which would indicate that it’s a pretty sensitive piece of equipment.
Plus, the company does offer a 60 day money-back guarantee, which is nice – though it should be noted that you’ll still be charged at least $25 for ‘processing and handling’ should you choose to make use of the guarantee and return the product – so you’re going to be out $25 even if you don’t like it.
It also comes with a one year limited warranty.
We were a bit disappointed that we couldn’t find a business address, as it’s always nice to know where the company is if you’re planning on doing business with them – but really, in the long-run, this isn’t a huge issue.
How Does The Product Work?
2breathe basically works in 3 steps. First, you put the sensor around your abdomen, and just breathe. Every inhale and exhale is then sent to your smartphone using Bluetooth.
Next, the device helps you to breathe correctly by emitting tones that guide you to ‘prolong exhalation and slow breathing’. If you don’t follow the tones, the device re-adjusts to help get you back on track.
By step 3, most neural sympathetic activity within the brain will have been reduced – and you should begin to disassociate from both internal and external stimuli. You’ll be more relaxed, and should be able to fall right to sleep. Once you fall asleep, the device shuts off by itself – though it still measures your breathing to generate a ‘sleep report’ that you can review at a later time.
What are actual customers saying?
This product hasn’t been out for very long yet, so there aren’t many customer reviews available for it as of yet. But still, we haven’t seen anything to indicate that people are having negative experiences with it – so that’s a good thing!
What you can expect
It can take a while to notice the effects of a better sleep regimen during your day-to-day life, so it might take up to a week for you to notice an improvement in how you feel. You’ll have to get your sleep debt taken care of before you can catch up with your normal, natural sleeping pattern, so the idea is just to give it some time and to be a little bit patient while you wait for the effects to unfold.
Does this brand stack up against the competition?
We haven’t really reviewed a product quite like this before – but would definitely call it unique. It has some competition in the sleep-aid industry, as well as in the niche of products that utilize Bluetooth technology – but as for putting the two together, we really haven’t seen very much of that.
So this product does stack up – both for being unique, and for being a well-thought-out product that shows every sign of being a success.
Key differences between this product and ‘typical’ solutions
The main difference between this product and other ‘sleep aid’ products is probably the fact that the 2Breathe device literally monitors your breathing and seeks to help you ‘breathe’ your way to a better night’s sleep. A lot of products try to make you more comfortable and try to change the position of your body to help you sleep – but this product actually attempts to help you with your breathing technique, and that makes it stand out as well.
Is a prescription or doctor involvement needed?
No. You won’t need a prescription or a doctor’s involvement to buy and/or use this product.
Pros and cons
Here are the basic pros and cons that we discovered while researching the 2breathe sleeping aid.
- It can sync with your smartphone using Bluetooth technology
- It detects your breathing patterns and uses this information to help you slow down the pace of your breathing
- It’s super-simple to use, and doesn’t have a steep learning curve
- It comes with a 60 day money back guarantee
- It’s predecessor (used to treat hypertension) was FDA approved and saw very positive results
- It’s still quite new, so its usefulness is still unknown
- Also due to the newness of the device, there aren’t very many customer reviews available, so it’s difficult to gauge what types of experiences other customers are having
- The product is a bit on the expensive side – though it could certainly be worth the money if it happens to work for your particular case of sleeplessness
To bring this review to a conclusion, we would say that the 2breathe device certainly held our interest. Granted, there are products out there that are less expensive – but with a 60 day money back guarantee, you’re really only risking $25 – which isn’t too bad. If the device were to end up working for you, then you would certainly be money-ahead, even with the larger price tag.
It would have been nice to see more customer reviews – but with that being said, the science seemed sound enough. We give it a thumbs up, and would recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a tech-savvy sleep aid.
Costs and Shipping
If you live in Australia, this product will cost $179.95 to buy, and an additional $49.95 to ship. The shipping costs to Australia are higher than they are for shipping in the US – which is a bit of a downside. The entire order, if you live in Australia, would total $229.90.
- Product type: Breathing-technique aid
- Clinical Studies: no
- FDA Cleared: no
- Money Back Guarantee: 60 day money back guarantee
- Shipping Costs to Australia: $49.95