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The NuCalm Experience & Best Practices

When is the best time to NuCalm?

The time you choose to NuCalm depends on a variety of things.

Your lifestyle and daily schedule is something to take into consideration, as well as how you feel on a given day and what you are hoping to gain from your NuCalm session.

You will learn which time of day fits best in your schedule and which benefits you can get from NuCalming at different times of the day. For example; morning sessions may help finish off a poor night’s sleep; afternoon sessions may help get you through that afternoon lull as an alternative to caffeine, and bedtime sessions may clear mind-chatter and help with insomnia.

Our only recommendation is to avoid the Recharge journey at night as these are designed as a “pick-me-up” and may affect your ability to fall asleep.

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How long can I or should I NuCalm?

Your NuCalm session is as long as you want it to be or need it to be.

Ideally, you want to go to your natural endpoint – when you just “wake up” on your own.

If time is limited, you can set a timer with a minimum length of 20 minutes.

It is normal for initial session lengths to be quite long as your body is catching up from years of imbalance, stress, and poor sleep.

Ultimately, your natural endpoint time will begin to decrease as NuCalm becomes a tool for daily maintenance.

How often can I or should I NuCalm?

Daily use is ideal.

We recommend 3-4 times a week, 20-min minimum.

NuCalm is balancing your autonomic nervous system. If you are using it every day, there is less balancing to be done each time.

The natural endpoint of your session is when you start feeling restless and just “wake up”, similar to waking up from a nap.

Going to your natural endpoint means you have achieved complete autonomic nervous system balancing for the day.

The length of your natural session is an indication of how out of balance you are. Sleep deprivation, poor sleep quality, stress, jetlag, illness, injury are all factors that will affect the length of your session.

With consistent use of NuCalm, you will see that the natural endpoint of your session will become shorter over time.

Will I fall asleep during NuCalm?

NuCalm takes your brain waves to the verge of sleep.

The brain wave frequencies reached during typical NuCalm journeys are often associated with REM sleep. There is nothing stopping you from dipping into deep sleep. Your brain will drift into whatever state it needs for optimal recovery.

Lucid or vivid dreams are often a characteristic of the theta brain wave frequency range. The NuCalm technology allows you to linger in that theta-alpha brain wave range (4Hz-12Hz) where dreaming occurs.

The alpha-theta crossover state induced by NuCalm is likely to cause lucid imagery or biographical memories, and most regular users of NuCalm report an increase in dream activity and dream intensity. Additionally, the theta brain wave threshold is the optimal range for creativity, visualization and mental programming. Many NuCalm users are often left inspired after spending time in this transcendent state.

Can I go to bed with NuCalm?

Some people also do like to do NuCalm right before bed or in the middle of the night, if they are having a hard time falling asleep or back asleep.

NuCalm isn’t intended as a sleep aid, but since it can clear away racing thoughts brought on by stress, prepare the body for sleep and recovery, and guide the brainwaves down to the verge of sleep, it can help people fall asleep more seamlessly.

If you’re doing NuCalm to help you get to sleep – stick to the Reboot or Rescue journeys.

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Can I travel with and use NuCalm on a flight?

NuCalm can improve sleep quality and manage circadian rhythm dysfunction because it is provento reset homeostasis, which is your body’s internal equilibrium and balance in all physiological processes. NuCalm can also alleviate the stress of jet lag, and travel while quickly restoring order to your body rhythms and timing mechanisms. A full NuCalm journey (reaching your natural endpoint) will reset your autonomic nervous system and biological clocks, even after crossing multiple time zones.

Before traveling, use NuCalm every day during the few days before your trip, as it will groom neural pathways, balance your autonomic nervous system and build stress resilience.

During travel, use NuCalm on the plane – make sure to log in to the app and download the neuroacoustic software tracks prior to flying so you can play the NuCalm journeys while offline.

At your new destination, use NuCalm in the afternoon, instead of napping, or in the morning to supplement a lack of quality nighttime sleep.

Where can I use NuCalm?

You can use NuCalm just about anywhere! If at home, many people use NuCalm in their bed. If traveling, you can still use NuCalm in any posture that allows you some back support to relax (i.e., in an airplane seat or an office chair).

What is the best position to use NuCalm?

Any reclining position is optimal for NuCalm use. In the bed, in a zero gravity chair… any position in which your body is allowed to relax. Even uncomfortable situations like an airplane seat will be made more comfortable with NuCalm. Remember, you are going to be in one position for the entire NuCalm journey, so your comfort is important.

How will I feel after NuCalm?

Most of us live our lives at an untenable pace and our minds are constantly cycling through thoughts, lists, prioritizing, feeling time-compressed, etc. NuCalm clears your head and allows you to ‘live in the moment’.

The first few times you finish your NuCalm journeys you are going to be amazed at how quiet your mind is and how liberated you feel from the “monkey mind” patterns we get stuck in.

You will feel balanced, in control, able to listen and respond appropriately, and manage your emotions with ease. This is actually the way we are designed to live – aware of what is happening in the moment. The more you use NuCalm, the more this reality will persist in your life.

Most NuCalm users report they feel a sense of calm, control, confidence, and clarity after NuCalm. Your mental acuity is enhanced after NuCalm because of the saturation of oxygen-rich blood flow to your prefrontal cortex and frontal lobe (cognition centers in your brain). You will experience a better night’s sleep because NuCalm grooms your GABAergic system and primes you for more efficient sleep.

How is NuCalm different from other relaxation products?

NuCalm has the only patent for balancing the autonomic nervous system, every time, without drugs.

There are thousands of binaural beat applications/products in the marketplace. A search in the App store alone results in over 150 apps featuring binaural beats. The effect of binaural beats can be profound, but it is not consistent, predictable, and the brain typically develops a tolerance for the pattern after several exposures. They are nice to use when you are relaxed, but if you are actively in a stress response, they are not very useful.

The technology is good for guiding brain wave function to a lower beta frequency or maybe alpha brain wave dominance. If someone is stressed, their brain wave function will be in the high beta range (33-38Hz). The primitive midbrain survival function is very refined and robust (thousands of years of evolution will do that).

Binaural beats will not entrain a stressed brain to alpha until the adrenals fatigue and the brain wave function naturally slows down – this could take 15 minutes or two hours depending on the person’s physiology.

Now, here is how NuCalm is different.

NuCalm uses binaural signal processing, coupled with a sophisticated catalog of physics and algorithms to quickly, predictably, and consistently slow down brain wave function to theta zones – every time and on every one, within minutes, regardless of context or circumstances.

NuCalm does not rely on audio entrainment to do all the work. NuCalm uses biosignaling to neutralize the stress response and then uses the world’s most sophisticated physics entrainment to ‘lock you into’ deep relaxation and recovery.

Essentially, we don’t bring a gun to a knife fight, we bring a tank!! In short, unlike other devices and apps on the market, due to the sophistication of the combined biochemistry and software physics and algorithms, your body will never build a tolerance to NuCalm.

NuCalm Components

What's included with my NuCalm?

With your NuCalm, you will receive:

  • Access to the NuCalm neuroacoustic software library via the NuCalm mobile app
  • 10, 20 or 30 NuCalm discs per month (depending on your subscription) with Faraday cage storage bag
  • A premium NuCalm eye mask
  • A NuCalm zipper carrying case

Do I need special headphones for NuCalm?

You can use any headphones to listen to the NuCalm neuroacoustic software – even AirPods or any other good quality earbuds.

We do recommend good quality headphones or earbuds to ensure the headphones are delivering as much of the broad range of frequencies as possible.

If you are NuCalming in a louder environment, such as an airport or airplane, we recommend over ear or noise-cancelling headphones.

What kind of music will I be listening to?

The NuCalm neuroacoustic software is layered with musical schematics that are specifically created and engineered to complement the pacing effects of the underlying physics and mathematical models.

How long can I wear the NuCalm Biosignal Processing Disc?

Each disc has approximately 2-4 hours of “energy.” Once you remove the disc, it is “dead,” and cannot be reused. Many people do keep the disc on for the remainder of the day/night to obtain the residual calming effects of the disc.

Is the NuCalm Biosignal Processing Disc reusable?

The disc cannot be reused. However, you can keep the disc on after your NuCalm session for the remainder of the day. Many people wear the disc to sleep; if you struggle with sleep, then wearing the disc to sleep can help provide better sleep. Remember to keep unused discs stored in the Faraday cage bag that they come in.

The NuCalm App

Can I log into and use the NuCalm app on multiple devices?

Each NuCalm purchase is for one device license.

What devices are compatible with the NuCalm app?

Any Apple iOS smart device running on OS 10 or above and any Android smart device running OS 8 or above is compatible with the NuCalm app.

Is there a NuCalm family plan?

Coming soon!

Can I use NuCalm offline?

Yes! To download a track to your phone for offline play, press and hold a time stamp within a journey, then click on 'Download for offline play'.

Contraindications

Is NuCalm safe for everyone?

NuCalm is very safe, and there are no contraindications for NuCalm.

Individuals with claustrophobia may not feel comfortable wearing the light-blocking eye mask. We recommend keeping your eyes uncovered if you feel uneasy with the eye mask on.

People of any age can use NuCalm.

Are there any side effects of NuCalm?

With over a million NuCalm surgical uses worldwide, there has not been a single reported adverse event – no one has reported a serious negative event related to a NuCalm session.

Most people experience positive side effects, such as increased energy, improved sleep quality and an overall reduction in stress.

Can I still take prescription medication with NuCalm?

Yes. The natural components of NuCalm won’t interact with your medication. Unless explicitly told to avoid NuCalm, there is no concern.

Orders & Account Information

Can I purchase NuCalm as a gift?

Yes! You can purchase NuCalm gift cards on the NuCalm store.

How can I change my account email?

Please email support@nucalm.com to update the email address associated with your account.

Does NuCalm ship internationally?

Yes! You can ship NuCalm to anywhere in the world.

What is NuCalm's return policy?

All sales are final.