Updated: May 27
Below are some important words from my friend Shane Cooke, who is a breathwork & meditation coach. The way you breathe is either bringing you closer to death or extending your life, if you are a mouth breather, then you need to change this quickly!
Nearly all of us don’t breathe how we need to, which is a major problem for our health and longevity. If you are a mouth breather then please listen up, because you need to change this asap as mouth breathing can have huge health implications. Mouth breathing bypasses the nasal mucosa and makes regular breathing difficult, which can lead to snoring, breath irregularities and sleep apnea. It's estimated that about 30-50% of adults breathe through their mouths which is quite alarming! Do you sleep with your mouth open?
Sleeping with your mouth open is a bad sign — it's a sign that you're not breathing properly when you sleep and can be a symptom of more severe health problems. People who breathe through their mouth at night may have the following symptoms:
Bad breath (halitosis)
Waking up tired and irritable
Dark circles under the eyes
Symptoms in children Children who breathe through their mouths for most of the day may also have the following symptoms:
Slower than the normal growth rate
Increased crying episodes at night
Dry, cracked lips
Problems concentrating at school
Anyone can develop a habit of breathing through their mouth, but certain conditions increase your risk. These include:
Chronic or recurring sinus infections
Chronic stress and anxiety
Why breathing through the nose is healthier?
Temperature control humidifies, and purifies the air
Adds friction and control to the breath that increases breath efficiency
Triggers neuroreceptors in your nose and sinuses that signal safety
Impacts jaw and palate development in children
Affects quality and quantity of sleep
Breathing through your nose allows you to take deeper breaths – which engages the lower lungs and is where the oxygen and CO2 exchange happens. When the lower lungs become active, they pump out more oxygen to the rest of your body. More oxygen means more support for your cells and maintains healthy tissue and organ function. What can you do to change this? Well firstly you can get yourself into a Salt Room ;-) !! Halotherapy can be a wonderful natural therapy to help alleviate the symptoms of a blocked nose, allergies, asthma, stress & anxiety. Why not give it a try?! Shane has also created the 28-day transformation, which can be used alongside Halotherapy to help make a change quicker. Find out more here: