On 5 hours asleep and WIDE awake

This morning, I’ve been experimenting a lot with breath control, and I’ve come to find that that TRUE conscious breathing keeps me wide awake, alert, positive, and energized (of course I’ve only been up for an hour but usually even by now I feel very stuffy in my mind). When I say TRUE conscious breathing I mean inhaling for a good 2.5 seconds through my nose and exhaling for the same.

In theory, constant conscious attention to breathing deep keeps the mind alert, and the oxygen itself keeps the mind and body supplied with what it needs on a moment-to-moment basis. When I’m tired, I notice my breathing is much more shallow than normal, thus my tiredness increases. So why not consciously extend the breath to a length that is similar to being awake and more?

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