Does it happen very often to get an attack of fast beating heart after some stressful situation or for no reason? It is an occurrence that can happen to both men and women at any age. The feeling is very uncomfortable and we all want it to pass right away. Here are some suggestions for simple actions you can take for less than a minute and with whose help you will slow it down.
Cold water method
What you need is cold water, very cold water, ice cold if possible. All you need to do is take a deep breath and dip your face in the cold water whenever your heart rate is very high and stay like that as longer as you can. This action stimulates the nerve vagus that affects the heart rate. When you keep your face in cold water the body sends a signal for slowing down the metabolism as a reflex of the diving effect – slows down the heart beats. It is the same reflex that helps some people survive long period of time in cold water – by slowing down the metabolism.
Taking very deep breath
Inhale very deeply to the point of not being able to take more breath. After this, exhale as fast as you can. Repeat the action as much as you need. Taking deep breaths is not enough. This only will not slow your heart, you need to inhale to the maximum, which is much more than only taking deep breath. Only this can affect the lowering of the pulse.
Inhale not so strongly. Close your nose and mouth and exhale inside yourself without exhaling out, as if you were putting a pressure to go to the bathroom. Keep this pressure for as long as you can. After this exhale outside and relax. You might feel a little faint, but that’s normal.
Try each one of these methods for a couple of times before you move on to the next one. You will choose the right for you after some time by how it suits you, helps and how fast and influential is to calming your heart.
However, if you have many episodes with fast heart rate and they are longer than 20 minutes, if you feel faint, have pain or other difficulties, look for doctor’s help.