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10 Ways to Improve Your Heart Rate Variability

Heart rate variability is a biometric measurement that can be used as a way to assess the current state of your body’s autonomic nervous system. Tracking your hrv can help you to improve your health and wellbeing. Monitoring your hrv daily will give you a baseline score. A low hrv baseline can mean you have inflammation and higher stress levels. The good news is you can improve heart rate variability scores with a few lifestyle changes.    If you want to know more about heart rate variability and how to measure it, you should start with our guide to hrv.   Once you have decided to track your HRV you may find your score is a little on the low side, or a bit inconsistent. There are a few things you can do to try to increase it. 1. Sleep It affects all aspects of our lives and health, so it is not surprising that it can affect our heart rate variability as well. So, what can help you improve your sleep quality? Make sure you are getting enough sleep. Try getting 7 to 9 hours sleep a night. Be more consistent with your bedtime. Going to sleep at the same time each night will help with the quality of your sleep. Turn off all screens at least an hour before bedtime. Bright screens before bed can have a detrimental effect on your sleep. Avoid caffeine after 2pm, or earlier if you are more sensitive to it. Keep your bedroom cool…

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