Are You A Nose Breather
or a Mouth Breather?
There’s a world of difference between the two. In simple terms breathing through the nose offers a considerable number of health benefits that breathing through the mouth isn’t equipped to do. Chronic mouth breathing may result in the muscles that open the sidewalls of the nose to weaken through lack of use.
Breathing through your mouth causes your saliva to dry up and the passageway becomes susceptible to throat inflammations and breathing stress. Yes I wrote “breathing stress”. You probably haven’t come across that phrase before but it’s very real.
Whatever makes it difficult for you to breathe through your nose contributes to you mouth breathing. Mouth breathing elevates your blood pressure and heart rate and exacerbates asthma, sleep apnea, allergies, rhinitis and deprives your heart, brain and other organs of proper oxygenation.