I love using my Bellabee and wanted to spread the word by creating this review, BUT I’m not going to try and sell the product to you. I will simply describe how I use it, and have incorporated it into my wellness routine. You can decide for yourself if this is a product for you.
Keep in mind that we are all different and my experience may not mirror yours exactly, but my goal is to demonstrate how I have found using the Bellabee over the past FIVE years.
What exactly is Bellabee?
In order to answer that, first we need to know a bit about how the brain works. Brainwaves can be measured in cycles per second or Hz. A low Hz occurs when there is little brain activity such as while we are sleeping, and a high Hz occurs when our brains are busy concentrating.
So the Bellabee sends different signals (as measured in Hz) to better match the brain activity that we would like to experience. As you continue to use the Bellabee it is teaching the brain about these new patterns.
How did I hear about Bellabee?
I first heard about the earlier version of the Bellabee (which was called the Elf Emmett) around 5 years ago when a friend of mine gave one to her daughter who was stressed because of her upcoming exams.
She was amazed at how her stress just faded in around 30 minutes by just wearing a band on her head.
After getting over her stress, she then went onto using the Concentrate mode, and she ended up passing her exams – in fact she did really well. My friend was seriously considering purchasing another one as she wanted to use it herself but her daughter kept taking it!
At that time I was going through a difficult time myself, where I was experiencing a lot of stress, so I bought one too. I found myself using the Bellabee most days.
The modes I use regularly are:
I’ve also created a CUSTOM setting for Tinnitus.
As I hate taking any kind of medication I loved that I got an almost-instant result without having to take any kind of drug. In fact, 5 years on and I have still not taken any medication. I’ve recently heard someone call it their “little magic gadget”!
So what does it feel like to wear? When I used it on the Anti-stress mode, at first I didn’t notice too much difference, but then after about 30 minutes, I found myself yawning, and did feel more relaxed. When this happened the first time, I wasn’t sure if it was the Bellabee or not, but when it happened the following day I was starting to think that it might really be helping me.
Bellabee helps with mediation
More recently I have been using the Bellabee while meditating. That experience was more noticeable in terms of knowing it was working. I was listening to the sound of silence and trying just to focus on birds in the background. After a few minutes I felt something that I can only describe as a “thunk”. It was like going deeper into the mediation without someone suggesting you do so. Then it happened again. That meditation lasted for just 20 minutes, but I felt the benefit as if I had been mediating for an hour.
It’s enough to help you chill out
I’m one of those people who is constantly on alert even though I am thinking that I am relaxed, so I found the Bellabee great to help me chill out.
I wasn’t stressed enough at the time to need to seek professional help, so the Bellabee was enough for me at that time. If you do need help (and good on you for saying yes if you do) then the Bellabee can work hand in glove with your treatment provider.
Some people are reporting that they don’t need to have as many appointments with treatment providers like Psychiatrists as they use the Bellabee each day, and there are many studies that show PEMF devices actually work.
Why consider using Bellabee?
You would consider using a Bellabee if you want a gentle and cheap alternative to anti-stress meds or needing lots of coffee to work through challenging assignments. Bellabee can also help you get to sleep, and who doesn’t need help with that from time to time?
How does it work?
Bellabee works by emitting electro-magnetic pulses in a headband which is connected to your smartphone or tablet. Bellabee uses energy from your smartphone similar to how headphones work when you listen to music.
It’s like putting an ear phone at the back of the head and “listen” to various pulses.
Most brain abnormalities can be linked to incorrect frequencies or brain patterns, whether it is anxiety, depression or autism. In some cases the brain waves are too high, while others are too low.
Bellabee works on the same principle as the brains natural frequencies, supporting the brain to get a better functioning rhythm. Bellabee uses PEMF to create the right amount of frequency. PEMF stands for pulsed electromagnetic field therapy,
The Bellabee is a second generation of the Elf Emmett designed to give super low wave lengths to your brain. It has a load of different modes from Meditation to Anti-Stress. It also has applications to help with brain disorders such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons. Now I don’t have those particular issues, so I haven’t tested those ones personally.
How long do you have to use it for?
It’s recommended you use the Bellabee each day for at least three weeks. Most programs run for one hour, but you can use it for many hours a day as long as you are feeling the benefit.
Clinical tests have shown that it can detect changes in as little as 3 minutes.
If I’m using the Concentrate mode while writing articles, I will keep it on for the whole time I am writing.
For the sleep mode, I put it on for an hour before bed, and if I am stressed, I use Anti-Stress for 30 minutes, followed by Sleep mode.
When would you stop using it?
If you started getting a headache, I would stop wearing it. Try it again the next day just for 15 minutes, and increase the time up to an hour over the next few days.
Is Bellabee good value for money?
Overall I think it’s really good value for money – especially as I was considering buying a NuCalm device for around $5,000. The Bellabee is usually priced at $179, and is often available for less than that. Let’s face it, if you were to pay for professional help, you would pay that much for one session alone!
Does it drain your phone battery?
I have an iPhone 7, and haven’t found it a drain on my battery. Of course it uses some power, but I can run the Bellabee apps for well over 6 hours without needing to re-charge. I have tried running it overnight while sleeping as well and the battery didn’t go flat. But I now prefer to use the Sleep setting before going to sleep so I can re-charge my phone overnight.
The Bellabee all connected up!
Bellabee Review is dedicated to reviewing the Bellabee device, which is in my opinion one of the best wearable tech devices available, as it can help with so many problems people face such as:
I am Di Gaskin from Brisbane, Australia. I have been an active member of the Bellabee support group and and continue to be amazed by the stories these members relate as their health improves using Bellabee.