Somnox 1 relaxes your body and mind by leading you to a slower breathing pace. You can choose to make a breathing programme or select breathing exercises. You can also turn on Somnox Sense - a feature that automatically detects your breathing pace. This article focuses on making a breathing programme.

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Somnox 1 has a standard breathing rate at a pace of 12 breaths per minute. This rate will slowly but steadily decrease to 6 breaths per minute. Does this pace feel uncomfortable? It is possible to change the settings. You can do this by creating a breathing programme. This feature requires a Bluetooth connection between Somnox 1 and the mobile app.


Creating a breathing programme

Setting your own breathing rate as the start rate

When changing the breathing rate of Somnox 1, it is important to first change the start rate. Our advice is to let this correspond with your own breathing pace. You can find this by counting the breaths you take in 1 minute. You can use a timer or stopwatch to help you in this process.

As soon as you are aware of your breathing rate, you can set this on Somnox 1 with the mobile app as start rate by following these steps below:

  1. Click on Breath on the home screen.

  2. If this is the first time that you are installing your breathing pace, a screen will appear that asks for new settings. Click on Create new programme.

  3. Choose what you want to use Somnox 1 for (Sleep, Focus, Rest or Relax).

  4. Let's choose Sleep for now.

  5. On this screen, you can change your own start rate. This is the pace of your current breathing. You can set the rate between 2 and 20 breaths per minute.

  6. Choose 15 breaths per minute, for example.

  7. Click on Confirm your breathing pace.

  8. You have now set your own breathing pace as the start rate.

  9. A screen will now appear with additional settings for your programme. You can change the end rate, ratio and time of your programme.

  10. Once you have finished, click on Set on Somnox.

Setting your end rate

Somnox 1 will slowly lower your breathing pace to the end rate. An end rate of approximately 6 breaths per minute has a proven relaxing effect on your body. For this reason, it is the standard-setting of Somnox 1. If this is too slow or too fast, you can change the end rate.

  1. Click on Breath on the home screen.

  2. Click on the programme Sleep that you already created.

  3. Click on End pace.

  4. You can now set an end pace as ending rate. You can experience a bit to find an end pace that feels comfortable for you. Breathing is very personal. When your starting pace is 15, you might want to choose an end pace of 10 breaths per minute.

  5. Click on Confirm ending rate.

  6. When you have finished, click on Set on Somnox.

Setting your ratio

When we talk about ratio, we mean the ratio between the length of the inhale and the length of the exhale. The standard ratio of Somnox 1 is 1:2, which means that the exhale is twice as long as the inhale. It has been scientifically proven that an extended exhale has a relaxing effect on your body. However, you can also choose equal breathing. Follow these steps to change the ratio:

  1. Click on Breath on the home screen.

  2. Click on the programme Sleep that you already created.

  3. Click on Ratio.

  4. You can choose between Equal breathing (1:1), Average breathing (1:2) or Longer exhale (1:3).

  5. Let's choose Longer exhale. The exhale will now take 3 times as long as the inhale.

  6. Click on Confirm ratio.

  7. When you have finished, click on Set on Somnox.

Changing the duration of the programme

In the mobile app, you can also choose the duration of the programme. The standard duration is set at 60 minutes. This means Somnox 1 will slow your breathing pace in 60 minutes from the start rate to the end rate. The duration of a programme can range anywhere between 5 and 120 minutes.

  1. Click on Breath on the home screen.

  2. Click on the programme Sleep that you already created.

  3. Click on Time.

  4. Choose a time between 5 and 120 minutes, 20 minutes for example.

  5. Click on Confirm time.

  6. When you have finished, click on Set on Somnox.

  7. Somnox 1 will now automatically turn off after 20 minutes.

You have now set up a Sleep programme in which your breathing pace lowers from 15 to 10 breaths per minute in 20 minutes with a ratio between inhale and exhale of 1:3.


Need help with choosing your settings?

We have written an article about how to choose the breathing settings that are right for you.


Creating different programmes

You can also choose to create multiple programmes.

  1. Click on Breath on the home screen.

  2. Click on Create new programme.

  3. You can now create a new programme. It might be useful to have different names for your programmes, like Focus, Rest or Relax.


Deleting a programme

You can also delete a programme.

  1. Click on Breath on the home screen.

  2. Click on the programme you want to delete.

  3. Scroll down and click on Delete programme.


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