Frequently Asked Questions about Moonai
Everything you need to know about our app and how it can help you feel better on the daily.
You’ve probably been taught that period pain is normal. It’s not. It should be addressed, talked about, and examined. There are biological, psychological, and social causes to the pain, and Moonai recommends first consulting a doctor to discuss menstrual-related diagnoses and treatments.
Not all sounds and music have the same effect, in the same way, on the same people. Certain sounds, frequencies, and rhythms can impact the central nervous system and help reduce the perception of menstrual pain. This is why we are partnering with neuroscientists, gynecologists, and psychoacoustic experts to provide the most effective sounds for period pain relief.
YES! Moonai is built taking into consideration period pain or not, AND with an objective to show that there can be a safe and efficient solution to improve your focus, sleep, or well-being through the effect of sound and frequencies on your brain, breathing, and cortisol level. Some users use the app for their PMS, during breastfeeding, or at work to be in a productive mode.
We focus on period pain - physical, emotional, and mental - with the way we build our survey, user-flow, and chose to put our effort into this space as they are no other tools addressing it or providing safe solutions.
Your period pain has physiological causes, like inflammation or medical conditions. But research shows that there are other factors that also increase how much pain you feel: your thoughts, your emotions, and your social support. This means that you can, literally, amplify or minimize how much pain you feel each month. You can be in control of your pain by learning what causes it and what you can do to prevent or reduce it.
Untreated period pain has serious, long-term consequences and side effects. For example, period pain increases oxidative stress (responsible of aging) and changes the brain structure of those who experience it. Research also shows that period pain increases pain sensitivity, changes bone density, alters HPA axis, and is a general risk factor for temporomandibular disorders and chronic pain. All these are reasons why period pain should be addressed and ended, now (source link 1, link 2).
Yes, studies have shown that pain perception does differ based on the sex.
There are elements such as social conditioning and psychosocial factors, but many laboratory studies of humans have described sex differences in sensitivity to noxious stimuli, which suggests that biological mechanisms underlie such differences. In addition, sex hormones influence pain sensitivity; pain threshold and pain tolerance in women vary with the stage of the menstrual cycle. More info in the app!
We produced in-house our sounds (soundscapes) based on a guideline and tools we put together with our experts (neuroscientists, sound engineers, psychoacoustics, pain management, …).
Our internal process and beta-group of users enable us to validate the sounds before they are integrated in the app. Furthermore, post-feedback of users within the app, adds an additional layer of validation.
If you still have questions about menstrual health or would love to stay informed, make sure to check our resources.