Dodow can not prevent you from waking up during the night, but it can help you fall asleep quickly! By breathing long enough at the Dodow rhythm (6 respirations per minute), you stimulate the baroreflex, a small physiological mechanism that restores the balance of the autonomic nervous system. Thus, you will quickly pass from the alert state (activation of the sympathetic nervous system) to the resting state (activation of the parasympathetic nervous system), the same condition which you are in during digestion: slightly drowsy. Synchronizing your breathing to a light pulse at a slow and steady rhythm has a hypnotic effect (the phenomenon is similar to watching a pendulum). Thus, after a few minutes you are able to let go and sleep. After a few months, you will regain confidence in yourself, you will realise that your body knows how to fall asleep alone, when the mind or anxiety do not interfere. You can then take the place of Dodow!