This brain stimulation device makes you focus better
Everyone is always looking for a leg up over the competition, a way to be more productive and more focused. It's hard not to resort to unhealthy habits and substances to get everything done that we need and want to. And typically, other solutions require more time and energy to complete, which is something most of us don't have.
Mastering the art of being productive and focused is difficult, and they both go hand-in-hand. If you’ve ever been in a super-focused zone, you know just how much you can accomplish. Sure, coffee and energy drinks are great, but there’s a fine line. Too much, and you’re too jittery to focus. Or, if you’re anything like me, you’re left feeling a bit sick. But now, there’s LIFTiD, the brain stimulation device that will make you more productive and focused without the need for chemicals.
I’ve struggled with being more focused and more productive. I’ve worked remotely for almost ten years now, and while working from home is great, it comes with its own set of challenges. It’s very easy to be distracted by pets, loved ones, chores that need to be done around the house, and errands that need to be taken care of. And I’m one of those lucky people who can’t have too much caffeine or I’ll get sick. When I heard I was going to get to use a LIFTiD device and looked into it, I was pumped.
I’m usually dubious of products that promise to do more and make you better and all that jazz, but I was pleasantly surprised by LIFTiD and their brain stimulation device. (I’m actually wearing it right now as I write this blog.)
How the LIFTiD personal brain stimulation device works
The device uses a headband to deliver Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, or tDCS. What this means is that it delivers a mild electrical current to targeted areas of your brain. I know, it sounds like something straight out of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, but it’s not as bad as it sounds.
Neurostimulation is pretty popular, and it can be used for a variety of reasons. And it’s safe for most people. There are people who can’t use it, and the instructions and the website are clear about that. You can check it out their website to see if you would be prevented from using LIFTiD. I looked on the box and in the instruction booklet to make sure I was a safe candidate for tDCS.
Setting up LIFTiD
I’ve never used anything like this, so when it said I might feel some discomfort, I was slightly apprehensive. But I was determined to be more focused and productive, and after looking up the benefits of tDCS from third parties, I definitely wanted to try it out. I know it feels daunting that you’re going to be putting something that is going to transmit electricity to your brain, but it’s not bad. I promise.
The setup is very easy. The tDCS device comes with everything you need.
- measuring spoon
- saline bottle
- instruction booklet
- charging cord
- storage bag
All you have to do is make sure it’s charged and get the sponges wet. It only took a couple of minutes to make the saline solution and get the sponges wet, and I was ready to go.
I checked to make sure I was putting the band on correctly, and I pressed the button to get a session started. When you hold the button down for two seconds, it starts the ramp-up process for thirty seconds, and then will run for a session of twenty minutes before ramping down for thirty seconds when the time is up. During the time a session is running, the instructions say that you should be doing something to engage your brain: working, gaming, exercising, cooking, etc.
Using your LIFTiD brain stimulation device
Once I pressed the button to start the tDCS device, I was expecting a jolt or a shock or, well, something more than what I got. You definitely feel something, but for me, it feels like a mild sunburn. There was no jolt, no shock, no pain. I definitely felt more from the device the first time I used it, and during my ensuing uses, I don’t feel much at all.
What I do feel is more focused. I’ve also noticed that it’s easier to stay focused after I’ve used the brain stimulation device, so the effects definitely last for me. I’ve been able to get into work mode more quickly, and haven’t been drinking a second cup of coffee. I was also surprised by how fast I feel like I noticed a difference with the device.
Caring for your tDCS device
One of the main things to make sure of is that you’re keeping the sponges in good shape. After I used LIFTiD the first time, I rinsed the sponges out to get the saline solution out and laid them out to dry. When I came back later, they were hard like they were when I first removed them from the packaging. I was worried I had done something wrong by letting them get dry, but they were fine.
It comes with everything you need to take care of it and keep everything together and safe. And because it’s so easy to use, you can take it with you when you travel so you don’t miss your sessions. All you’ll need on the road is table salt and water to make the saline solution, which you only need to make ever three sessions or so.
What we ❤️
I love that this is so easy to use and that it’s so easy to feel the results right away. Setup was a snap, and the directions covered everything I needed to know before I started using the device.
What we would ❤️ to see in future designs
I’d love to see something a bit more compact. I felt like it was a bit hard to get it placed on my forehead in the right position without it being in my hairline or being too close to my eyes.
How to get your own LIFTiD personal brain stimulation device
If you’re looking for your own edge and for a great way to reduce your caffeine and sugar intake, LIFTiD is just what you’re looking for. And for $149 with free shipping, it’s a low cost of entry. It’s definitely worth a try, and if your results are anything like mine, you’ll be glad you did.