REVIEW – Over the past couple of years, I have been able to test and review a few types of devices that claim to enhance sleep quality, relaxation quality, etc, With the exception of one sleep device that I use, the rest, in my opinion, have been complete and utter failures and yet carry pretty hefty price tags. Now I have the opportunity to test the NeoRhythm Neurostimulation Headband. Let’s see how this turns out!!
What is it?
The NeoRhythm Neurostimulation Headband is designed to adjust its brainwaves to match external stimuli. The goal is to encourage your brain to work at specific frequencies that match your preferred state of mind. It can help the user to de-stress, focus, energize your body, sleep & meditate better, and may help you to live well with chronic or acute pain.
What’s in the box
1 x NeoRhythm Neurostimulation Headband
1 x Charging Dock
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x User Manual
1 x Test Tube
1 x NeoRhythm Bag
1 x Adjustment Kit
1 x Hard Reset Tool
Design and features
The headband and dock are made of plastic. The Headband has a USB micro charging port and a LED status indicator. The Micro USB cable sits in the charging dock so that it works as a stand as well.
Out of the box, this device looks sleek and in some ways somewhat futuristic. It plus into the charging dock/stand easily and looks attractive as it stands and is charged. Once charged, the next step is to download the NeoRythm app and register an account and then start using it. The inside surface of the device is padded and it feels comfortable when wearing it. Additional pads are included to adjust the fit accordingly.
The device can be worn in multiple positions on your head, with each position geared towards impacting a specific personal characteristic. The following is the short promo video from the manufacturer explaining the intention:
Once you have installed the app and registered, you are ready to go by touching the Connect button on the screen and tapping the device twice. The app will confirm when the device is connected. You then use the app to choose the stimulation program and position the device on your head in the instructed position.
Since insomnia is a major issue for me, I decided that my first focus would be the Improve Sleep function. I proceeded to use both the 20-minute program with the device placed towards the back of my head and then the up to the 8-hour program with the device placed under my pillow.
The following is a sample of additional screens from the app:
While I did focus a lot of my attention on the “Improve Sleep” function, I also tried the other functions as well. My problem was always the headache I experienced after using it irrespective of the program that I selected. I must stress the point that this device may work very well for others and I am likely in a category of people that experience adverse effects. My thoughts about the sleep function are inconclusive as they are for all of the other stimulation functions of this device.
What I like
- The build quality
- The sleek design
- The simplicity of use including the touch capability
- The battery life (Assuming that the app is reporting it correctly)
What I’d change
- This device is still a bit of a mystery since it is likely not a match for me.
For many years I have kept up a hectic pace for 6 out of 7 days weekly, and many days I struggle because of constant insomnia. As a result, I was very excited about testing this NeoRythm device with the hope that it would help in many ways via the many stimulation programs described including sleep. After testing it for a while, my opinion is inconclusive. I started the testing with the Sleep mode and the only effect I can link to the device is the headaches I that experience each of the several times I tried it in the 8-hour under the pillow sleep program. I did try the other programs and I experienced headaches after each use. I want to be very careful in explaining my experience because it is very possible that this device may be amazing for many people, but just not for me.
Where to buy: Omnipemf website
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Omnipemf.