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 5-6 breaths per minutes 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.
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 MELODY SELECT button. 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 around either your abdomen or your chest, depending on where your breathing belt 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 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 60 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.
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 the 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 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.
RESPeRATE, the world’s only FDA-cleared, non-drug hypertension treatment device. -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
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.
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 initial blood pressure of less than 150 points has a 9.6 point reduction. See more information on our Science page [link]. 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 prolong 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.
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. 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.
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.
As an FDA-cleared medical device, RESPeRATE is eligible for reimbursement by FSA and HSA plans. You can use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to cover the cost of purchasing RESPeRATE. Once you purchase RESPeRATE, print out a receipt and submit it to your FSA administrator for reimbursement. Some VA hospitals do provide RESPeRATE to veterans without charge. Otherwise, RESPeRATE is not yet covered by Medicare or major health plans.
It depends RESPeRATE is available in the US and in Israel via www.resperate.co.il. 2breathe can be shipped internationally for $29.95 excluding VAT and/or import taxes from 2breathe.com. 2breathe is also available in Japan via www.2breathe.co.jp.
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