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Medito is an app that uses meditation, mindfulness, and breathing exercises to improve mental well-being for its users. The “Home” tab provides an overview of various meditations in the app. Users can choose from a preselected Daily Meditation, a Timer to begin a self-guided meditation, Downloaded meditations, and meditations for Sleep. For new users, there is an optional 8-step course which provides an introduction to meditation practice. There is also a daily quote, and a box that displays the user’s statistics such as minutes meditated and sessions listened to. Specific meditations can be accessed in the Packs tab, and include topics such as Body Scan, Compassion, Gratitude, and Stress & Anxiety. Medito is completely free to download and use.
Available for: iPhone (Requires iOS 13.0 or later); Android 5.0 and up. Web.
Developer: Medito Stichting
Type of Treatment: Gratitude, Mindfulness, Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety, Sleep
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Get it on: Apple App Store, Google Play, Web
In a study published in 2021, 218 year 1-5 dental students (mean age 21.4 years, 41.3% males, 58.7% females) were assigned to use Medito. Participants were required to complete the 10 min, 10 day introduction to mindfulness before using any other features. Participants were measured based on the features that were mostly used. Participants completed online surveys (using FFMQ-15 scale, RSA-33 scale, DASS-21 scale.) after 1 month of using the application. There was no significant difference between males and females at baseline in relation to stress, resilience, and mindfulness. 91.9% of the participants were highly stressed in the beginning, but were negatively correlated when mindfulness was practiced. (Rath et al., 2021)
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