Why the vagus nerve is key to mind body connection

Meet the most important nerve you didn’t know you had. Do you ever feel knots in your stomach when stressed? That’s the vagus nerve in action. This cranial nerve is the communication road between the body’s main organs, often called the gut-brain superhighway.

The vagus nerve controls how your body reacts to stress, so toning this important nerve can improve your digestion, heart health, and breathing rate.

The vagus nerve regulates sympathetic and parasympathetic responses. The sympathetic nervous system drives the "fight or flight" response in stressful situations, while the parasympathetic nervous system manages our “rest and digest” state.

“Think of the vagus nerve as the brake pedal that helps the body and mind slow down in order to counter the harmful effects of a chronic and unmanaged stress response.”

Stephen Porges, Kinsey Institute

"Using Sensate improves sleep and well-being"

  • Sleep increased more than an hour

  • Time to fall asleep decreased by 30 min

Bioself Labs - Study Report -

Sensate’s mix of infrasonic frequencies and sound

Not all sounds are created equal. Sensate’s mix of infrasonic frequency vibrations and soundscapes are designed to send a powerful signal throughout the body.

Infrasonic Resonance

Sensate taps into the phenomenon of bone conduction. Your chest resonates sound, sending out a frequency that signals the vagus nerve to relax.


Developed using Sensate's proprietary process, mixing engineered frequency harmonics with auditory stimuli and frequency following responses.

Comforting Hum

With Sensate on your chest, the comforting hum is intended to engage your ancient instincts of safety and relaxation.

The magic of Science

How vagal nerve toning (VNT) using Sensate is different than vagal nerve stimulation (VNS)

It’s easy to associate nerves with electric stimulation. Nerves conduct electrical impulses and are often thought of as similar to wiring, so it’s an understandable assumption. But what if we want to gently tone, rather than stimulate the nervous system?

Release Your Inner Purr with Sensate

Who doesn't feel better after watching a good cat video? YouTube tells us quite a lot of us do. We'll go a step further and suggest there's a way for you to experience your own personal purr. Your own internal hum.

Toning the vagus nerve

Stress resilience is our body’s ability to recognize a challenging situation and recover from it more quickly and skilfully. It means that the body will return to a state of equilibrium faster. Sensate was invented as a life tool to soothe your vagus nerve, which will in turn help to regulate your nervous system.