Breathing apps

Breathing apps

  • Breathing apps can be a useful way to learn breathing techniques for the management of stress, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder and pain.
  • Find out more about breathing apps.
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Simple breathing exercises and deep breathing techniques can be helpful for mental and physical health, including sleep, anxiety, stress and blood pressure.

  • Deep and slow diaphragmatic breathing can can lead to a state of relaxation.
  • Breathing apps are designed for breathing trainings, but breathing exercises are often incorporated in stress and anxiety management apps.

Here are a few breathing apps that Healthify has reviewed

App  Features Clinical review

  • Visual counter on graph
  • Auditory sounds
  • Available from Google Play
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Breathe

  • Guided breathing
  • Education and information
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Breathe2Relax

  • Breathing techniques
  • Education and information
  • Tracking and reminders
  • Available from iTunes
  • Cost: Free 4-day Breathing Basics Course; see different payment options
  • Read more about Breathesimple
Paced Breathing
  • Custom breathing profiles
  • Adjustable session times
  • Audio, visual and haptic (vibrate) cues
  • Available from Google Play
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Paced Breathing

Disclaimer: Healthify’s app library is a free consumer service to help you decide whether a health app would be suitable for you. Our review process is independent. We have no relationship with the app developers or companies and no responsibility for the service they provide. This means that if you have an issue with one of the apps we have reviewed, you will need to contact the app developer or company directly.

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