Why You Stop Breathing When You Type, And How Floating Can Help

From Gizmodo.com:

I Stop Breathing When I Type and You Probably Do, Too

You do this. (Yes, you do.)

I noticed recently while using our Spire device, which monitors your breathing and tells you, well, when you’ve stopped. It would buzz like crazy at me any time I sat down to work at a computer to tell my that my regular breathing had slowed, or stopped entirely for 20 seconds at a time.

I couldn’t help but observe the posture differences between sitting at a desk and floating in microgravity.

Desk: shoulders slumped forward, spine curved and compressed, head and neck craned downwards, ribcage collapsed, lungs and other organs squished. As the article says … it’s no mystery why we don’t breathe properly.

13346438_10157032132440010_7335292935327112812_n-2Float tank: spine straight and lengthened from microgravity, shoulders relaxed back, chest open, lungs expanded, head dropped back and neck curved in the opposite direction, no pressure anywhere on the body.

Floating: The Antidote To Desk Life. 🙂


By the way, if you’d like to try out Spire, just let us know!  (hello@olyfloat.com)  We’d be happy to order one for you at a discounted rate, or even rent it to you so you can try it out before you buy it. It’s a highly revealing little gadget.