Are there breathing techniques scientifically proven to make me more awake?


Yes, there are breathing techniques mentioned by that are scientifically proven to influence wakefulness. One such technique is to inhale deeply and then exhale briefly, which, if done repeatedly for 25-30 breaths (a big inhale followed by a short exhale), gives rise to increased heart rate and an adrenaline release, making you feel more alert, as if you had a cup of espresso 1. This technique can be immediately utilized to increase wakefulness.

Breathing Techniques

Andrew explains how breathing techniques can be used to control the mind and body. By emphasizing exhales, inhaling deeply, or practicing box breathing, we can change our level of alertness and calmness. These purely mechanical aspects of our interoception can have a significant impact on our overall well-being.

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How to Optimize Your Brain-Body Function & Health | Huberman Lab Podcast #30