013: Dr. Nina Bausek, Ph.D., Chief Scientist of PN Medical, Creators of The Breather, a Respiratory Trainer

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Episode Summary

🌬️Have you noticed that your respiratory rate numbers are on the higher side while you sleep? This podcast will unpack how you can begin to train this area. I first heard about PN Medical and their respiratory trainer (The Breather) from XPT, a performance training company created by big wave surfer and innovator, Laird Hamilton, and former professional athlete, Gabrielle Reece. PN Medical has been in the respiratory training business for decades and recently gained a lot of attention in the face of Covid-19, as people look to improve their respiratory health. Dr. Nina Bausek, the Chief Scientist of PN Medical, go deep to understand precisely what weak breathing can do our health and sleep… and what to do about it.  

Guest Bio:

Nina Bausek, Ph.D., serves as Chief Scientist of PN Medical and is part of the PN Medical Science Board of advisory. A graduate of the University of Vienna, she developed her scientific and leadership skills during research and teaching positions at the University of Oxford, UK, the University of Sheffield, UK. She is also co-founder of Luft For Life, a European start-up company supporting respiratory health in performance.***PN Medical provided a hookup for the Sleep Is A Skill community, ‘sleepisaskill’ gets 20% off for the Breather, and ‘breatherfitsleep’ gets for 15% off for the BreatherFit (made for athletes).

Episode Notes

In this episode, we discuss:
🌬️Why Dr. Bausek is passionate about this topic (and how she tracks her sleep in her own life)
🌬️How does having an actual contraption to strengthen our respiratory muscles benefit us versus traditional breathwork? What is the benefit of having an apparatus like this?
🌬️Dr. Bausek makes the argument that investing in taking the time to respiratory train could, over time, improve our respiratory rate readings at night (and how she sees results on her Biostrap)
🌬️How TheBreather can serve as an additional tool in the toolbox of personal wellness, next to yoga, meditation, and exercise.
🌬️How sleep apnea plays into this picture
🌬️A more in-depth discussion of ideal respiratory rates and what abnormal numbers can signal
🌬️Feeling faint while practicing and what to do about it
🌬️How the app works in tandem with The Breather

EPISODE LINKS:
Email: ninab@pnmedical.com
Website: https://www.pnmedical.com/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nina-bausek-06b22bb5/
PN Medical provided a hookup for the Sleep Is A Skill community, ‘sleepisaskill’ gets 20% off for the Breather, and ‘breatherfitsleep’ gets for 15% off for the BreatherFit (made for athletes).