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Oak Meditation & Breathing Review

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1.67 / 5.00

Overall Score: 5/15

Consumer Ratings: 1/2
Clarity of Purpose: 2/2
Mechanism of Action: 1/1
Software Updates: 0/2
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Research on Development Process: 0/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 0/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: February 2022

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Oak Meditation & Breathing help users build a better meditation habit to help them relax and sleep better. There are three main sections: Meditate, Breathe, and Sleep. The Meditate section includes Mindful meditation (for beginners), Loving Kindness (for those wanting to “cultivate a deeper appreciation and acceptance of yourself and others”), and Unguided (for those ready to meditate without an instructor guiding them). Users can customize each meditation session by instructor voice, background noise, and desired length (10-30 minutes). The Breathe section consists of three different types of guided breathing exercises that include animations and visual prompts. The Sleep section includes soothing background sounds and guided breathing exercises to help users relax and fall asleep. The app also includes multiday courses of mantra meditation for users to “go deeper”, meditation timers, progress trackers, and reminders to practice. This app is free to use and does not require a subscription fee.

Technical Details

Available for: iPhone Requires iOS 11.0 or later
Developer: Oak by Big Sky Health, Inc.
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety, Sleep
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free
Get it on: Apple App Store, Web

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Oak Meditation & Breathing

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