Feel Cove Review: My HONEST thoughts after 60+ days of using Cove for stress / sleep

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If you’re reading this, you’re either pretty stressed out, or you can’t sleep and you’ve reached the end of the internet scrolling through your phone. Either way, welcome.

I’m about to give you the most genuine, unbiased, and unprofessional review of Cove – a little device created by FeelCove.com that claims to make you stress less and sleep better.

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🤔 What is Cove?

Cove is a device that you wear behind your ears (like some of those bluetooth headphones you see) that emits super subtle vibrations behind your ear, activating the part of your brain that regulates stress and sleep. While you only wear it for 20 minutes a day, the effects supposedly last throughout the entire day and night. 

Sounds crazy, I know. I was also a skeptic. Just bare with me. Bear? Bare?

Cove product shot
How's that for a marketing slogan?

🧪 The science behind Cove

Alright there’s actually a lot we could unpack here, but I’ve done my best to keep it concise and dumb it down (for me, not you) 😉 

There’s a pathway in your brain that’s involved in both stress and sleep – the interoceptive pathway. Interoception helps us realize physiological signals, like when we’re hungry or if our hearts are beating too fast. Our organs, skin, stomachs, lungs, extremities, and other parts of our bodies send signals through this pathway to the insular cortex.  Basically, it tells us what we need to know about the physical and emotional states of our bodies.

By emitting very slight vibrations at a specific signal and rate, the Cove device is able to activate this pathway and signal a calming, comforting feeling to the brain.

Specifically, it’s tapping into what’s known as affective touch. Kinda sounds like affectionate + touch, yeah? Well that makes sense because this is something we’ve had since birth, and it’s the exact feeling our brains respond to when a mother cradles her baby to comfort him/her. 

Think about that for a second: by “mimicking” this feeling that our brain gets, Cove is basically giving a hug to your brain. Yeah, the very same brain that regulates your mood and sleep, and decides when you’ll get a hit of dopamine or cortisol.