We’re often told to “just breathe” when particularly exasperated, stressed, or sorrowful. But what kind of breathing is most helpful? A new research study has shown that it’s a form of sighing—a longer exhalation than inhalation. In the study, “cyclic sighing”—even as few as three sighs in a row—helped people feel less anxious and stressed. So, if you hear someone sigh, it doesn’t just indicate unhappiness—it is also might help them feel a bit better!

Read “Go ahead and sigh. It’s good for you” on CNN Health to know more