Understanding heart rate variability and its connection to mental health

Travis Knowlton LCSW
2 min readApr 10, 2023
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Heart rate variability (HRV) refers to the variation in time between each heartbeat. It measures the autonomic nervous system's ability to adapt to changing circumstances, and higher HRV is generally associated with better health outcomes.

Research has found that HRV is also closely linked to mental health. Specifically, lower HRV has been…

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Travis Knowlton LCSW

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