Note: I’m posting this here because there doesn’t seem to be a forum for Muse customers.
I’ve noticed that it’s much more difficult to achieve a ‘calm’ state when lying down than it is when sitting. My guess was that physical movement during breathing could cause the headband to register activity, so I tried a test:
- Three-minute session while lying face down, head slightly elevated so that neither it nor the headband are in direct contact with anything. (Yeah, I looked a little like a seal.)
- Follow normal procedure during the calibration phase (eyes closed, think of as many things as possible…)
- During the session, hold breath for about one minute at a time. By doing this, movement is kept to a minimum.
- Keep eyes open and make no effort whatsoever to relax or clear mind
Active for 0 seconds
Neutral for 11 seconds
Calm for 169 seconds
A repeat of the test achieved similar results. Session data graphs are here: