Can You Learn to Breathe Better?

It’s an involuntary action, but you can still get better at breathing. When you breathe at a balanced tempo, you maintain healthy levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your blood.

Why Better Breathing Matters

Tiny hairs and mucus, otherwise known as snot, inside your nose help catch and filter out dust that could irritate your lungs. 

Breathe Through Your Nose

Use your thumb to close one nostril while you breathe through the other, then switch. Close the other nostril with your index finger and breathe again. In between each cycle, briefly squeeze both sides shut. 

Switch Sides

You can learn new ways to breathe. The simple practice of focused breathing can help you lower stress. Just a few minutes of deep, steady inhaling and exhaling trains your vagus nerve, which manages functions like your heart rate.

Deep Breathing Exercises

If you want to train your breathing, try a pacer. These handheld devices use vibration feedback to help you develop a healthy rhythm that’s optimal for you. You can use it when you’re stressed to help you calm down

Help From A Nifty Gadget

Your position in bed could help ease shortness of breath. Lie on your side with one pillow propping up your head and another between your legs. If you prefer to sleep on your back

Sleep Right to Breathe Better

Meditation involves deep, focused breathing to help you sweep out stressful or distracting thoughts. Just close your eyes and practice inhaling slowly so that the air expands your belly.

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