Stress is an integral part of our life, but its long-term effects on our health and productivity can be tragic. The truth is painful: stress is killing you. Statistics show that stress is the basic cause of 60% of all human illness and diseases. Stress increases the risk of heart disease by 40%, heart attacks by 40% and the risk of heart stroke by 50%. Besides this, 40% of stressed people overeat or eat unhealthy foods, while 44% suffer from insomnia.
Undoubtedly, those facts are extremely discomforting. Lief tracks and optimizes your resiliency to stress by increasing your natural heart rate variability (HRV), a biomarker of your physical and psychological health. A low HRV score is related to anxiety and distractions.
Good news! The Lief Therapeutics from San Francisco came up with a brilliant solution. They have created Lief. This product allows you improve your HRV and stay focused and in control throughout your day. It is a discreet smart biosensing patch measures your heart and breath. The device’s scientifically-validated HRV biofeedback exercises have been used by doctors, psychologists, and coaches for decades. It’s safe, drug-free and can improve both your stress levels and mood.
The device is easy to use and really discreet. Just attach Lief on your skin, under your heart, and let device get to work. The shape of the Lief is designed to comfortably fit and bend with your torso. The patch is just 6mm thin and discreetly sits under your clothing. Lief uses stickers for all-day wear without restrictive straps.
You don’t need a screen to understand what your Lief wants to tell you. When your body needs to take a break, Lief’s quiet vibrations make sure you’re the only one that notices. Follow the vibrations to allow the patch to guide your breath to your heart’s restorative rhythm. You can also choose your routine: control, resilient, nudge, and calm. Train your mental and physical skills to improve self-regulation. Short daily sessions, for instance, take less than 3 minutes and can be done anywhere.
The effects are extremely satisfactory. Lief’s 3 minutes biofeedback increases HRV by 140% on average. Thus, this patch is able to detect your stress and alert you immediately. This is another device, next to the D-EYE lens for example, which helps to increase the access to health diagnostic services.
Now, you can pre-order an early bird copy on Kickstarter for $179. This campaign has raised over $150,000 with over 700 backers. So relax and take it easy! You still have time to purchase your device.