Increase Parasympathetic Tone

Hi everyone,


My HRV (per SweetBeat) averages about 76, which, I think, is an ok average. However, my HF levels are stupidly low - it's rare for my HF to go above 1000, and usually the LF to HF ratio is around 4:1, if not higher.


I was wondering about ways to improve my HF numbers. Or what others have experienced. I don't feel particularly stressed, but maybe it's related to burn out.


Thanks for your input!

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  • Josquin - My only input is that when I was using SweetBeat regularly I was also using an Inner Balance HRV trainer.  My HF levels were always weak but I am able to maintain a high state of coherence using the Inner Balance.  Unfortunately my chest strap broke so I haven't been able to check my SweetBeat numbers in almost a year but using the Inner Balance has reassured me that I can at least cause my nervous system to be under control even though I never had the frequency numbers I want.  


     


     


    I hope this thread takes off!!

  • RekaReka ✭✭✭

    Do you measure them always more or less at the same time of the day?


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  • James - I manage to maintain high coherence as well. Maybe it's related to managing the Sympathetic nervous system while not necessarily improving the parasympathetic?


    Reka - I do! Always right when I wake up and less consistently before I go to bed.


    Typically before bed my LF will drop closer to my HF numbers
  • RekaReka ✭✭✭

    I've been playing around with it but very inconsistently. After lunch when I was also feeling more tired / less fresh my values were as balanced as 65/35 sometimes. At other times, especially around 10-11 in the morning, they were always around 90/10 or so. I'm not sure if lots of practice helped bring it down a bit, in order to say that I should do it more consistently both in the morning and afternoon.

    It doesn't get easier... It's you who gets better.

     

    Is your social worker in that horse?

     

    Success has a price, not a secret.

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