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Breathwork for Sleep: 4 Science-Backed Breathing Exercises for Better Sleep

breathwork sleep May 15, 2021

It’s general knowledge that having a nightly routine will help you get a better night’s sleep. But if you are someone who struggles with insomnia or general anxiety, you might find it more difficult to get proper rest.

Becoming mindful of your breath can help you achieve a greater sense of calm. If you would like to improve the quality of your rest, we invite you to explore four science-backed breathing exercises for sleep. 


Sleep and Breathing: How are they connected?

There is a strong correlation between breathing and sleep, as 80% of your sleep involves slow, regular breaths. Also, nose breathing- how many of us breathe at night when we are sleeping- influences the parasympathetic nervous system, which ultimately calms the body, helping you relax.


How does breathing affect sleep?

Your breath not only affects how long it takes you to fall asleep but can also determine the overall quality of your rest. For example, when you breathe through your mouth,...

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How to Improve Your HRV with Breathing Exercises & Breathwork

breathwork Mar 18, 2021
This is an introductory guide to help you improve your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) with breathing exercises and breathwork. Breathwork can improve the stress response of your body and mind, reduce anxiety, boost your mood, improve sleep quality, and enhance athletic performance. 
In this post we will tell you exactly what HRV is, how breathwork affects it, and provide specific breathing exercises that will increase your HRV score. Improved HRV can help improve all aspects of your life, including confidence, focus, athletic performance, and sleep.
If you're interested to learn how to increase your HRV score with breathing exercises and breathwork, read on.

What does HRV stand for?

HRV stands for Heart Rate Variability. HRV refers to the variations in time between each heart beat.

How does HRV work?

When you inhale, your heart rate (the number of times your heart beats per minute) naturally rises. When you exhale, it slows down again. ...
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The Complete Guide to Breathwork for Anxiety



Breathwork is a term used to describe the mindfulness practice of conscious breathing. During breathwork, we actively control the length and depth of our inhales and exhales, to have an effect on our emotional and physical state.

Breathwork is an active form of meditation with many health benefits including reduced stress and anxiety, better sleep, and boosted mood. In this article, we will review how breathwork and anxiety are related and how to perform the best breathwork exercises for anxiety at home.


Anxiety & breathing: how are they connected?

It’s a common misconception that anxiety takes place exclusively inside the mind. How often does someone try to help reduce anxiety by telling us to “think positively”? In reality, the stress response has much more to do with our entire body, and harnessing the power of the breath can be one of the most effective ways to restore relaxation.


What is anxiety and what causes it?

Anxiety is a general...

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