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Do you have "screen apnea"? Our special series Body Electric continues with former Microsoft executive Linda Stone who coined the term. Around 2007, Linda noticed she had an unhealthy habit while answering emails: she held her breath. On this episode, she tells host Manoush Zomorodi how she tested her friends and colleagues for "screen apnea" and what she's done since.

Then, Manoush talks to the bestselling author of Breath, science writer James Nestor, who explains how shallow breathing impacts our physical and mental health. He takes us through a simple exercise to 'reset' our breath and relieve screen time stress.

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Previous episodes

  • 950 - Body Electric: Type, tap, scroll, BREATHE! How our tech use impacts our breath 
    Tue, 11 Jun 2024
  • 949 - Pain Relief: New approaches to how we live with pain 
    Fri, 07 Jun 2024
  • 948 - A Love Letter to the Ocean: Life, death and mating in the sea 
    Fri, 31 May 2024
  • 947 - Body Electric: Your earbuds and you—what all that listening is doing to us 
    Tue, 28 May 2024
  • 946 - They/Them, LatinX, Rigged: The history behind three words 
    Fri, 24 May 2024
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