Cove reduces stress by 41%. Here’s how we know.

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Stress is, unfortunately, a part of life. Though the experience isn’t pleasant, it also isn’t terribly harmful–as long as it comes in small, well-managed doses. Chronic or uncontrolled stress, by contrast, has been linked to heart disease, weight gain, depression, and headaches, among other issues. That’s why, according to the Mayo Clinic, “it’s so important to learn healthy ways to cope with your life stressors.”

Though you can’t magically remove all the stressors from your life, you can change how your brain and body react to these obstacles. Cove, a new wearable from Feelmore Labs, helps users do just that. Cove’s patented vibration technology activates the skin behind the ears and, in doing so, strengthens a brain pathway critical to stress management and general wellbeing. Scientists at Feelmore Labs validated these benefits through a series of rigorous trials, including a study showing that daily use of Cove effectively reduces users’ stress.


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Surveying stressed-out subjects  

For the study, scientists invited a group of high-stress volunteers to try Cove for 30 days. Participants were instructed to use the device twice daily, with the option to add an extra session whenever they were expecting a particularly stressful event.

At the beginning and end of the trial, the participants were asked to rate their stress on a scale of 1 to 10. They also filled out a survey, known as the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), which measures anxiety and worry. According to both metrics, participants felt much less stressed after their month with Cove.


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Building resilience to stress

At the start of the study, the group’s average stress score was a 7 out of 10. By the end, it was 4 out of 10–suggesting that stress levels dropped by more than 40%. Echoing this result, the average STAI score decreased by 24%. In addition to feeling less stressed, volunteers noted that Cove was easy to use and that they didn’t experience any significant side effects.

Though it’s impossible to eliminate all stressors from the world, these results suggest that Cove may offer users a simple and effective way to cope with them. Given the serious consequences of chronic stress, daily use of Cove could lead to a happier, healthier life.


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