What is Behavioral Activation Therapy (BAT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Owaves Team

Behavioral activation therapy (BAT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a proven method of treating mental health issues either with or without medication. BAT is a specific method of CBT where the emphasis is on scheduling healthy lifestyle activities into a patient’s or client’s day (or calendar). BAT therapists work with their patients or clients to develop healthy …

How do I delete or re-order an Activity Button?

Owaves Team

To delete an Activity Button that you created, simply press & hold (like you would do for an app on your iPhone). You should see a wiggly “X” icon appear. Tap the “X” to delete. Note: you cannot delete the default Owaves’ Activity Buttons. To re-order an Activity Button that you created, also requires a press & hold (like you would do …

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Owaves Team

Lifestyle medicine is a category of healthcare that acknowledges over 80% of chronic disease is preventable and treatable by lifestyle, namely: Exercise Nutrition Sleep Relaxation Love and Social In fact, lifestyle medicine is the best mode of prevention and first line of treatment for many specific conditions. Even those traditionally thought to be genetically-driven — such as major types of prostate, breast, …

How do I customize my Alerts?

Owaves Team

Besides setting the time of your Alert, as above, you can also customize the Text and Photo Note that will accompany your Alert. Simply click on the desired Activity, and choose the “Notes” button from the Moments drawer for a text-based Note, and/or choose the “Camera” button for a photo-based Note. Your multimedia will show up as part of the Alert!

Can I use Owaves as my alarm clock?

Owaves Team

Yes! To use Owaves as a morning alarm clock, find the Activity for your next day’s plan that immediately follows your morning Sleep segment. Then tap the Alert option (as described above) to set an Alert “At start time”. This will act as a morning notification alarm. You can also enter a text or photo Note in the Moments section of this …

How do I discover my Chronotype?

Owaves Team

Use Owaves to experiment with different patterns until you find the right one(s). Some of us are naturally morning larks, some of us are naturally night owls. Most of us are somewhere in between… With our modern, 24/7 lifestyles and constant artificial light exposure, it’s harder than ever to know our “true” rhythm. By tracking your rhythms and seeing what works best, …

How do I recommend a new Feature?

Owaves Team

Email us at: team@owaves.com. We’d love to hear your thoughts! We take your requests very seriously when deciding which features to build next…

What is Chronotherapy?

Owaves Team

Chronotherapy is the optimization or improvement of circadian rhythms to combat or prevent disease. Traditional approaches involve sleep scheduling, wake therapy, light therapy and other related techniques. Owaves is the first software platform focused on bringing chronotherapy to the everyday person. Because of our 24/7, technology-inundated and technology-addicted societies, over-exposure to artificial light and general disregard for sunrise and sunset in our …

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Owaves Team

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Can I use emojis or letters for Activity Icons?

Owaves Team

Yes! Simply tap the “+” button in your Activity Menu. Your keyboard will appear, and allow you to enter in any single emoji or combination of up to three (3) alphanumeric characters. See “How do I create my own Activity Icon” for further instructions.