If you want to know the personal areas where people feel they need help or growth, look no further than the coursework adults take. In a report by respected online education provider Udemy, 2020 has seen some big changes in what Americans are learning, including a massive spike in those looking to better manage their own mental health.
Over the past year, the number of hours that learners spent on courses dealing with anxiety management was up a monumental 4,000 percent. Other soft skills courses that are seeing massive increases include resilience training, stress management, meditation, and mindfulness.
It's no surprise that the events of 2020 have prompted many to take stock and put a renewed focus on their emotional well-being. For those seeking that balance, Apollo Neuro is a new wearable equipped to not only identify when stress is pushing its way into your life, but actually push back.
Apollo Neuro is the brainchild of Drs. David Rabin and Greg Siegle, a pair of University of Pittsburgh researchers who learned that low frequency, inaudible sound waves could actually help a person react to stress differently — and the effects were actually measurable.
Those findings birthed Apollo Neuro, a wellness device worn on your wrist or ankle that engages with your sense of touch to help you feel safe and in control of your stress levels.
Stress triggers the sympathetic "fight-or-flight" branch of our nervous system. Apollo Neuro activates your parasympathetic "rest-and-digest" response and helps you bounce back from stress more quickly.
The vibrations are read by your body as soothing, offering the same basic bodily response as when you get a warm hug during a rough time. The adrenaline recedes and your body resets back to a more balanced state, which allows you to take a breath, both physiologically and emotionally.
For those who suffer from chronic stress, PTSD, ADHD, or even sleep-related problems like insomnia, Apollo Neuro improves your heart rate variability (HRV), which is a significant biometric that impacts both mood and energy. It not only calms your nerves, it actually helps train your body to replicate those beneficial physiological reactions to stress naturally. In essence, this wearable can actually help your body learn to deal better with stress all by itself.
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