Yes! The Headspace science team is committed to studying the impact and efficacy of the app on various mental and physical health outcomes. Thus far, Headspace has been shown to reduce stress and symptoms of depression and anxiety among employed adults, and improve the quality of life for asthma and cancer patients, as well as caregivers. Currently underway are studies investigating the impact of Headspace on smoking cessation and outcomes in chronic disease populations.
Here is some more information about the published pilot studies using Headspace:
- In a study with university students, 3 weeks of Headspace resulted in 23% more compassionate behavior.*
- In another study with students, 3 weeks of Headspace resulted in 57% less aggressive behavior.*
- In a study examining Headspace impact on mind-wandering and distraction, 4 weeks of Headspace resulted in 14% increase in focus.*
*The Headspace science team is committed to conducting research on our product to ensure it delivers benefits to our users. While our research is in progress, it's important to note that Headspace is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Check out www.headspace.com/science for more info on our research.