Your personal breathing coach
Controlling your breath helps reconnect the mind with the body. Lower your stress levels and start relaxing with simple breathing exercises, led by a tool that fits in your palm.
How to use your moonbird
1. Use moonbird without your phone, or select an exercise in the app.
2. Just hold moonbird in your hand and place your thumb on it's sensor.
3. You will feel moonbird physically expand in your hand. Breathe in, as it expands.
4. Moonbird will contract and become smaller. Breathe out, as it contracts.
5. Allow moonbird to guide your breathing for the duration of your exercise.
6. Check the app to see how your body has responded.
Real time biofeedback
The app shows you how your body responds to each breath you take
“Slow breathing impacts and reduces your stress levels.”
The science behind moonbird
Stress pumps up your heart rate, blood pressure and adrenaline levels. In fact, it’s your sympathetic nervous system preparing your whole body for action, a ‘fight or flight’ response to protect you against possible predators and threats.
This stress could be your high-maintenance job, a complicated relationship, financial troubles, social pressure. A little of this kind of stress is fine. But a lot of it all the time ends in pain, anxiety, trouble sleeping and your focus flying out the window.
Why not just use an app for this?
My physiotherapist recommended breathing exercises with an app, but it never really resonated with me. With moonbird I immediately found it easier now that I can feel it in my hand. The device in my hand helps me to focus, with an app I was more distracted.
Slower breathing, less stress
Researchers found that just 10 minutes of slow breathing makes you 15% more relaxed. No wonder the NHS and Harvard Medical School advise breathing exercises as an effective tool for stress relief.
 Prinsloo GE, et al. The effect of short duration heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback on cognitive performance during laboratory induced cognitive stress. Appl Cogn Psychol. 2011.
 Goldstein MR, et al.. Improvements in well-being and cardiac metrics of stress following a yogic breathing workshop: Randomized controlled trial with active comparison. J Am Coll Health J ACH. 2020.
 Perciavalle V, et al. The role of deep breathing on stress. Neurol Sci Off J Ital Neurol Soc Ital Soc Clin Neurophysiol. 2017.
Sleep like a baby
Slow breathing before bedtime is golden. Do it for 20 minutes and studies show you’ll fall asleep 15 minutes sooner than usual and will wake up only half as many times.
 Tsai HJ, et al. Efficacy of paced breathing for insomnia: enhances vagal activity and improves sleep quality. Psychophysiology. 2015.
 de Zambotti M,, et al. Reducing bedtime physiological arousal levels using immersive audio-visual respiratory bio-feedback: a pilot study in women with insomnia symptoms. J Behav Med. 2019.
 Chien H-C, et al. Breathing exercise combined with cognitive behavioural intervention improves sleep quality and heart rate variability in major depression. J Clin Nurs. 2015.
Curb your anxiety
Scientists report that practicing breathing exercises 3 times a day for 3 days, will help your anxiety go down by 20%. They consider breathing a go-to treatment for all kinds of emotional issues.
 Yu WJ, et al. Effects of abdominal breathing on state anxiety, stress, and tocolytic dosage for pregnant women in preterm labor. J Korean Acad Nurs. 2010.
 Novaes MM, et al. Effects of Yoga Respiratory Practice (Bhastrika pranayama) on Anxiety, Affect, and Brain Functional Connectivity and Activity: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Front Psychiatry. 2020.
 Chen Y-F, et al. The Effectiveness of Diaphragmatic Breathing Relaxation Training for Reducing Anxiety. Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2017.
Practicing breathing isn't always easy. Self-guided exercises require focus, patience and commitment. Count on moonbird for clear guidance, constant support and feeling good.
Science agrees with us that you can focus on your breathing more easily with something tangible in your hand. Hold your moonbird and simply feel it breathe in and out.
Am I doing this right? Am I making progress? The app shows your heart rate, HRV and synchronicity, so you know exactly what the effects of your exercise are on your body.
Catch your breath. Just before an important presentation. On the subway. In bed. Take your moonbird with you wherever you go. You decide when to take a break.
Driven by science
Co-created with end-users
The scientific rationale behind moonbird may not be new, but we strongly believe that new technology needs to be validated and evidence-based. That’s why we partner up with clinicians, users, and healthcare and research institutions to evaluate our device. Moonbird is co-created and tested with doctors, psychologists, coaches, therapists, pharmacists, academics, and our end-users. That way we aim to provide highly personalised support while adequately addressing user needs.
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