8 Ways to Stop a Racing Heart at Home Within Minutes

3. Use cold water.

8 Ways to Stop a Racing Heart at Home Within Minutes

This method is effective because it stimulates the vagus nerve that, above all, helps to control heart rate. If you feel that your heartbeat is fast try to splash cold water on your face. You can also immerse your face in a sink or large bowl filled with cold water. Keep your face under water for as long as you can.

4. Bear down.

8 Ways to Stop a Racing Heart at Home Within Minutes

This technique is close to the Valsalva maneuver described above. It consists of 2 steps:

  • Clench your stomach muscles and your anal sphincter;
  • Bear down as if you are having a bowel movement.
Prev2 of 5Next

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *