Rapid Review

This £50 light lets you breathe past your insomnia

By Alex Wood 17 July 2017

What price would you put on a good night's sleep?

The short of it

Who wouldn’t want a better night’s sleep? At less than £50, the Dodow light offers a simple solution to a big problem.

Why do I care?

No pills. No apps. You don’t even need a charger.

Dodow’s loyal fans say it gets them to sleep in half the time and can cure insomnia for good.

How does it work?

Its makers describe it as ‘a metronome with a light that teaches you how to fall asleep naturally’.

Dodow does this by shining a gentle blue light onto your bedroom ceiling. When the blue light glows – you breathe in. When it shrinks – you breathe out.

Sounds simple? It is. Dodow literally slows you down and gets you to sleep.

The good?

Your bedfellow won’t be bothered by this new gadget. The blue light is subtle enough not to bother even the lightest sleepers.

It’s also effortlessly simple – there’s only one button and you won’t need to read the instruction manual.

The bad

Don’t expect miracles.

If you suffer from anxiety or are having a stressful week at work, you’ll need more than a blue light to fix your problems.

You’ll still need to wind down properly and cut back on caffeine if you want to get to sleep quickly.

Dodow can help – but alongside your other sleep hacks.

The price

It’ll set you back £44 on Amazon.

Our take

What price would you put on a good night’s sleep? Dodow is exactly what the doctor ordered.