Breathing Into A Paper Bag Can Helpful During An Anxiety Attack?

  • Other tips to calm you

    Other remedies to help you calm down during an anxiety attack or when you’re hyperventilating include:

    • deep belly breathing
    • laying down on a sofa, bed, or floor
    • putting your head down between your knees
    • breathing through pursed lips, like you’re whistling
    • breathing in and smelling an essential oil or a scent you like
    • holding your breath for 10 to 15 seconds
    • breathing slowly into your own cupped hands
    • breathing through alternate nostrils (hold one nostril closed at a time)
    • breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth
    • jogging or walking briskly while breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth

    When to talk with a doctor

    Tell your healthcare provider or mental health professional if you have symptoms of an anxiety attack often or hyperventilate frequently.

    Get urgent medical help if you:

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