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Your Vagus Nerve Needs Your Help!

The Vagus Nerve Helps You Relax, Focus, and Sleep Better
Vagus Nerve Bundle

Vagus nerve stimulation has been studied for over 60 years and employed for more than 30.


The vagus nerve is the parasympathetic system in the body and is connected to every major organ. It regulates many critical aspects of human physiology, including heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, digestion, swallowing, and speaking. For this reason, medical science has long sought ways of modulating the function of the vagus nerve.


When the vagus nerve works correctly and responds to stressful situations, it releases the hormone oxytocin and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Oxytocin's influence on our behavior and physiology originates in the brain, where it's produced by a structure called the hypothalamus and then transfers to the pituitary gland, which releases it into the bloodstream... Like antennas picking up a signal, oxytocin receptors are found on cells throughout the body. According to the American Psychological Association, hormone levels increase during stressful and social bonding experiences.

"It's like a hormone of attachment, you might say," said Carol Rinkleib Ellison, a clinical psychologist in private practice in Loomis, California, and former assistant clinical psychiatry professor at the University of California, San Francisco. "It creates feelings of calm and closeness."

Acetylcholine is a significant part of the somatic nervous system. Within this system, it plays an excitatory role, leading to the voluntary activation of muscles. Acetylcholine controls many functions within the autonomic system by acting on neurons in the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. It is also involved in the contraction of smooth muscles and dilation of blood vessels, and it can promote increased body secretions and a slower heart rate.

Acetylcholine also acts at various sites within the central nervous system, where it can function as a neurotransmitter and a neuromodulator. It plays a role in motivation, arousal, attention, learning, and memory and promotes REM sleep. Disrupted levels of acetylcholine may be associated with Alzheimer's disease. Drugs and substances interrupting acetylcholine function can negatively affect the body and even lead to death.

Studies indicate that nearly 75% of people in the United States suffer from daily stress-related issues. That indicates that the vast majority of us do not have a properly functioning vagus nerve. Therefore, making sure that the vagus nerve system works appropriately is of paramount importance. Many factors can cause a dysfunction of the vagus nerve. Our always-on world with social media, email, DMs, TV, and streaming can confuse it. Lack of proper nutrition can impede the formation of suitable hormone production, which aids in stress reduction, focus, and sleep. A general state of worry (work, health, politics, climate, etc.) can make the body feel as if it needs to be in a permanent state of fight or flight. Understanding the purpose and value of the vagus nerve and ensuring its proper function should be something we focus our attention on.

While the vagus nerve is deep within the body for most of its length, it does terminate close to the skin near the ear. Somulis accesses the vagus nerve via the earlobes, gently stimulating it. Our unique solution uses existing technology with all the properties consumers desire—effective, safe, affordable, and convenient. For the first time, we intend to bring this powerful technology to the masses and be a pathway and a jumpstart to a happier and healthier life.

So, Stop Stressing-Start Living with Somulis.

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