FAQ's

What is the Shift?
The Shift is a necklace concept that simply slows your exhale to 8+ seconds which triggers your vagus nerve to calm you nervous system. 

There’s no app, batteries, or chemicals involved… it just leverages a proven breath technique that calms you naturally and silently. It’s like an anchor that’s always there to keep you calm and cool.
How does the science work?
Think of your inhalations as the gas pedal and your exhalations as the brakes. Stress triggers short inhales which launches you into “fight or flight” mode. 

With 50,000 thoughts & 150+ phone notifications everyday, we enter this state of mind too often. 

Extending your exhales immediately reverse this state within two minutes by lowering cortisol (stress hormone), blood pressure, and heart rate. 

We used this proven science to engineer a tool and course materials that empower you to access these longer exhales more often which makes your breathe better habitually. 
Is this just a straw, vape, or whistle?
Most people know that slower breathing works to relax them, yet still don’t do it. 

Why?

Because we take 23,000 breaths per day and they’re all unconscious 

The Shift is a physical reminder because you’re wearing it. Those slower breaths become more consistent as a daily practice. 
Why not breathe on my own?
The Shift is the first of its kind so we can appreciate the initial confusion. 

We were inspired by the proven straw breathing technique to silently calm the mind by wanted to design something more practical and worn as a commitment o breathing better. 

We use medical grade 316 stainless steel with precious metal colors baked through so it can be used safely everyday. 

We also tested and patented the tube length and diameter in order to create ideal exhalations that physiologically trigger calm. 

You could absolutely use a straw but we found that radon sizing can be ineffective and flatten in your pocket. 

Wearing the Shift as a necklace is a commitment to breathing better as a daily habit.
Can I return this?
You can test drive the Shift for 30 day risk-free. 

If daily use of the Shift hasn’t changed the way you feel, we’ll send you a free postage label (if located in the US) to ship your order back for a full refund. 

You have nothing to lose, except anxiety.
Can I pay with FSA/HSA?
Komuso is now FSA and HSA eligible! This means you can take full advantage of your pre-tax dollars to support your health journey with Komuso.

If you contribute to an FSA/HSA and have available funds, you can simply checkout through that option after you add a Shift to your cart. 
Does the Shift make noise?
The necklace was designed to be used discreetly so you have the ability to use the tool at work, school, or around other people. 

While the piece may resemble a whistle, the only sound emitted during use is an amplified version of your exhale, which was intentionally designed to help train your mind to redirect your thoughts back to your body.

Since your mind can only focus on one thing at a time, we want you to be focused on the present moment, which is easier said than done. When you're listening to the sound of yourself breathing, we find it’s easier to think about breathing, which increases the quality of your breath, keeps you from focusing on anxious thoughts, and ultimately lowers your anxiety.
How do I clean my Shift?
The Shift is intentionally manufactured using a high quality stainless steel, which makes it extremely durable for everyday use. 

The precious metal colors are baked through the piece so you never have to worry about tarnishing or rusting when exposed to water. 

To keep your Shift looking shiny and new, we recommend using our Care Kit.
How is the Shift manufactured?
We partnered with the world’s leading stainless-steel provider to ensure the highest quality product. 

The materials we use stand up to European testing methods and employ a proprietary process to provide our customers with the best possible product.

We only use medical grade stainless steel and bake precious metal colors into the piece so it doesn’t loose its shine or finish. 

We didn’t cut any corners and have spared no expense to ensure its quality. There are many copies of our concept out there now and we can’t speak to their quality standards but believe you should be careful with anything you put in your mouth. 

We are the proud original creators and hope you’ll give our Shift a chance with a 30 day risk free purchase. As a customer, you’ll also receive free breathing techniques, tips, and advice on how to get the most out of such a life changing tool. 

Breathing better is our passion! 
Are you a wellness professional?
We partnered with the world’s leading stainless-steel provider to ensure the highest quality product. 

The materials we use stand up to European testing methods and employ a proprietary process to provide our customers with the best possible product.

We only use medical grade stainless steel and bake precious metal colors into the piece so it doesn’t loose its shine or finish. 

We didn’t cut any corners and have spared no expense to ensure its quality. There are many copies of our concept out there now and we can’t speak to their quality standards but believe you should be careful with anything you put in your mouth. 

We are the proud original creators and hope you’ll give our Shift a chance with a 30 day risk free purchase. As a customer, you’ll also receive free breathing techniques, tips, and advice on how to get the most out of such a life changing tool. 

Breathing better is our passion!