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"A GENTLE REMINDER WORKED FOR US"
My teen-aged son, Max, routinely bit his thumb knuckle to the point where he broke the skin and it callused. He wished he didn’t do this, but found it difficult to quit.
This behavior mostly occurred when he was doing homework, working on his computer or engaged in similar activities; he was not even aware he was doing it. He believed he could stop biting his knuckle if he was more cognizant of when he was doing it. As a concerned parent, I would tell Max to “stop it” when I saw him engaged in the behavior. He appreciated my reminder. It was very helpful, but of course, I couldn’t always be around to remind him.
I can't stop
People bite their nails in times of stress or excitement – or in times of boredom or inactivity. Nail-biting is the most common of the typical “nervous habits”. In fact, it is estimated that 15 million teenagers engage in “chewing their nails” and many find it difficult to stop in their adult life. This is clinically referred to as Onychophagia. Many bite nails without realizing it while involved in another activity such as reading, watching television or talking on the phone. This behavior can sometimes be eliminated by extra awareness and concentration.
I pull my hair
Trichotillomania is a behavior that causes people to pull out their own hair from their scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, beard or other parts of the body – which results in noticeable bald patches. This affects over 7 million Americans. Many with this behavior find that extra awareness and concentration or their actions can lead to their stopping the behavior.
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I pick at
For people who repeatedly pick at their skin they know how serious of an issue this can be. Skin Picking Disorder SPD (also known as Excoriation Disorder) means that you repetitively touch, rub, scratch, pick at or dig into their skin. For all too many people, these actions occur on or around their face. This behavior may result in skin discoloration or scarring. In more serious cases, sever tissue damage and visible disfigurement can result.
A Gentle Reminder
We believe that real-life stories are what really matter – hearing from those who have changed their habits and now are more confident. We’d love to hear your story. Tell us about when you engaged in the repetitive Behavior and what you did to take control back. We are all in this together, use your success to empower others.
StopBit uses motion sensing technology to initiate a gentle vibration in the wristband when your hand is raised to a position that would indicate that you have moved your hand near your face. It is easily programmable for use on either your left or right hand. After your hand has been in the position for three seconds the vibration starts – it stops when you move your hand from that position. we rely on a gentle vibration that makes you aware of your behavior.
There is a simple-to-activate “pause” button that you can press when you want to override StopBit for activities like eating, talking on the phone, combing your hair or brushing your teeth. When you are finished with those activities just depress the “pause” button to once again activate your StopBit.
Your StopBit functions best when you are in a vertical position (sitting or standing).
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Your StopBit Comes With Two Bands; Small And Large To Comfortably Fit Your Wrist. Each Neoprene Wristband Has A Standard Watch Clasp And A “Pocket” To Hold Your StopBit In Place Securely And Safely. The StopBit Also Comes With Its Own Charger That Will Plug Into Any Standard USB Outlet For Easy Charging. StopBit is now available in three colors; maroon, teal and black to match your mood or your style.
Small Wristband Dimensions: Small Band Fits Wrists Up To 6.3" Or 160Mm Circumference.
Large Wristband Dimensions: Large Band Fits Wrists Up To 8.6" Or 220Mm Circumference.
Both Sizes Of Bands Are Included In Each Order.
Replacement bands are also available in all three colors (BLACK, TEAL or MAROON).
Now you can stop the behaviors in a size and a color that's right for your lifestyle.