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  • Writer's pictureShaina Rafkin

The Vicious Cycle of Mouth Breathing!

👄Mouth breathing because my nose is congested⏩ 👃Congested because I'm mouth breathing. It's a vicious cycle!!♻️

One reason why this can happen is due to "nasal disuse" which causes the tissues in the nose to become inflamed and swell up making it even harder to nasal breathe!

Another reason is due to the low tongue posture while mouth breathing. This can cause a high vaulted palate. The roof of the mouth is the floor of the nose so if the palate is high, the nasal cavity has less room, making it harder to nasal breathe.

According to the Buteyko method, the best way to decongest is through nasal breathing!

Have you noticed that when you mouth breathe, it can actually make your nose stuffier?

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