Stories From The Pavlok Community

I get in a sugar coma, I fall asleep, and lose part of my day. […] I’m zapping myself when I eat [a cookie], to see if I lose the urge to eat these stupid cookies […] Oddly enough I haven’t eaten any of those cookies since. […] ]I use my Pavlok to stop my cookie addiction.

 -Brennan M.

I tried a lot of things to form new habits and break old habits. When I got Pavlok, I was really impressed with the quality. I started using the little alarm system that helps to wake you up. After doing that for 30 days I woke up more consistently than I ever have in my life. Love it.

 -Dave R.

I just hit the Pavlok, which will shock me […] that will help wake me up for one and two, it creates a negative association with hitting snooze button. […] Instead of hitting the sleep more/ get fired/ waste your life button, I hit the Pavlok.

-Rachman B.

Honestly, [the Pavlok] along with my personal want to be like, “I’m not doing that anymore,” I haven’t pulled a single hair out in a week. Which for me is like a major deal because I can’t think of a single day that I haven’t pulled out a hair for as long as I can remember.

Pavlok is one of the most essential parts of my daily life. […] As a result of Pavlok, I’ve gone from being a […] scrub to waking up at 7:20am every single day without fail, […] and I’m on my way to elimnating my nailbiting habit […] completely. So yeah, it’s powerful.

 – Louis W.

I just started associating the wanting to touch my hair with the zapping, and it pretty much cut down on my hair pulling immediate […] I can see results in my scalp, its much better than its ever been And im just feeling better about my appearance. […] I feel kind of liberated.


Before I started using Pavlok, I was smoking about 18 cigarettes a day. With Pavlok, I’ve [in first week] been averaging about 7 a day. [… Week four] is my first week not smoking at all… whenever I drive by a gas station and think, ‘Maybe I’ll get a pack’, I just shock myself.


I’ve had a problem with biting my nails my entire life — I’ve tried everything to stop. I decided to try Pavlok — within 2 days, I’m so much more aware of myself biting my nails, and I catch myself before I do it.”


I didn’t want to shock myself so I wouldn’t eat the food in the first place. [So now…] I haven’t had any refined sugar, which is awesome…I feel like I’m back in control of my relationship with food. I feel like I have a much healthier relationship with food.


I used Pavlok to quit smoking and I am proud proof that it actually did work. You do have to be committed to the process but I […] couldn’t be happier. I can honestly say with no hyperbole pavlov has really changed my life.

-Bud H.

I’ve been smoking for over 15 years, almost a pack a day, and I’ve tried over 20 times to try to stop smoking. I’ve used Chantix, I’ve used the gum, the patch, even hypnosis, nothing ever worked. I heard about Pavlok and decided why not give it a try… and I’m so happy that I did.

-Carlos P.

I have been biting my nails for 25 years… After many failed attempts I just wasn’t successful and I continued to bite my nails especially when I was on the computer, driving, deep in thought. [Pavlok] helped with the success of quitting nail biting.


I’ve survived cancer and a heart attack so my diet has to be kept to a whole-food plant-based diets so I use Pavlok…There’s nothing else that works. If you don’t get a Pavlok you are going to fail…I think a person is a fool if they don’t at least give it a try.

-David G.


Habits, Technology & Behavioral Change