Explained:  All About Low Heart Rate Variability


There are several factors that can cause heart rate variability (HRV) to be low, swipe left to find out what they are.

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Emotional stress or anxiety can decrease HRV as it results in changes in breathing patterns and blood pressure.

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Lack of Sleep

Not getting enough sleep can lower HRV.

Certain chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, can lower HRV.

Chronic Diseases

Excessive alcohol consumption and tobacco use can decrease HRV.

Alcohol and Tobacco Use

Some medications, such as beta blockers and antihistamines, can lower HRV.


HRV tends to decrease with age, likely due to a natural decline in the function of the autonomic nervous system,


A sedentary lifestyle can lower HRV, likely due to a decline in cardiovascular function.

Physical Inactivity

It is important to note that these are just a few examples of factors that can affect HRV, and the specific cause of low HRV can vary from person to person.