Top positive review
May 11, 2009
I have used this product nearly every day for at least 15 minutes over three weeks now. A few days ago I read on the resperate forums that you can increase the default 15 min sessions so I moved mine up to 20. The more "Therapeutic" minutes you log per day the better. Combined with exercise and low sodium diet, I believe that someday I'll get off the bp meds. I've already begun to question the need for the medicine with this thing. Some days however my bp shoots up and I don't know why. I have noticed my bp goes down in the afternoons and that overall since using this device, my bp in the afternoons has gone down. My bp before using this was 140/85 and lately it's been 132/78. Some mornings my bp has gone down to 119/72, but that's after exercise, honest diet, and breathing exercises the day before. 15 min to start is not hard to do. The "guiding" tones are easy to follow and overall I feel relaxed after each session. A couple times I actually fell asleep...which is not recommended and when your breathing goes off the path, the device wakes you up and tells you how to get back on track. It's all good. If you are spending $$ on medicines, I recommend you buy it. Maybe you can lower your dose or get off it entirely by using this thing. The retail cost of my bp w/o insurance is $190 per 90-day supply. This resperate device could eventually be quite a cheap investment with a great ROI.