Unhealthy breathing habits can lead to poor facial and dental development, including long face syndrome, narrow vaulted palates, along with forward head and shoulder postures. It can adversely effect sleep and oxygen intake which impacts healthy growth and everyday performance.
Promoting nasal breathing allows relief from headaches, TMJ disorders and other health related issues.
There is a little butterfly around the nose containing a filtration system that cleans and warms the air that you breathe and forms NO2 (nitric oxide) which connects the sinuses. Thus, the more nitrogen you produce by nasal breathing the more Oxygen then flows to the brain which also can lower your blood pressure.
If you have any of these breathing difficulties, it can contribute to issues like daytime fatigue or trouble losing weight.
Mouth breathing adults are more likely to experience sleep disordered breathing, fatigue, decreased productivity and poorer quality of life than those who nasal-breathe.
Do you have constant dry mouth? Or persistent chapped lips? This can be signs of mouth breathing.
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Most likely, if you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea.This usually occurs when your mouth is open and your tongue falls to the back of the throat.
did you know your brain never stops thinking about getting oxygen?
When you breath through your nose, you create nitric oxide. You then break down the N2O with the carbon dioxide that is in your body which allows the nitrogen (a vasodilator) to open the blood vessels to carry the O2 to the Brain. When we breath through our mouth, we do not get the same O2 flow to our brain. This can cause symptoms of OSA/Sleep apnea, ADHA, daytime fatigue and even restless leg syndrome.
Facilitate a free and easy flow for your breathing, creating balance and a healthier you.
No two people are alike, so treatments are customized for each individual’s unique needs.
An orofacial variation that relates to the lips is an Open Mouth-Lips Apart resting posture. This is often referred to as lip Incompetence and can distract from a pleasing facial appearance.
Most common is the Short (Arched) Upper Lip combined with a pouty fuller (large) lower lip causing the facial muscles to compensate and function incorrectly. In order to swallow, the lower lip must stretch up to meet the upper lip causing a facial grimace or button chin.
A proper upper lip length should cover about three-quarters of the anterior teeth. The lip then becomes the gatekeeper by protecting the teeth from protruding forward.
When the lower lip and chin (mentalis muscle) do most of the work during a swallow, they can push the teeth back or aid in protruding the top teeth. Adequate lip length and strength are important for the maintenance and guidance of teeth. Generally, an Open Mouth-Lips apart contributes to a low forward tongue posture.
Chronic mouth breathers tend to bring their head forward in front fo their shoulders and tilted back to maintain an open airway (Forward Head Posture and Forward Shoulder posture). Some all this a Long Jaw or Long Face Syndrome.
Tips on getting better results from breathing through your nose versus your mouth. When you breathe in and out through your nose it helps to open your sinuses.
You actually intake about 18% more oxygen breathing through your nose.
Stick out your tongue as far as you can …
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