Mouth Breathing/Open Mouth/Snoring

Mouth Breathing/Snoring

 

Does not create nitric oxide Activates sympathetic nervous system=fight or flight=stresses the body Constricts veins and arteries=oxygen and nutrient deprivation to body/organs including the brain General inflammation of the body Increased allergies, asthma and risk of sleep apnea Bad breath and increased risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease Worse sleep Negative impact on craniofacial growth and development Low tongue posture=NO vagus nerve activation

Nasal Breathing

Creates nitric oxide(vasodilator, antiviral, antibacterial, bronchodilator) Activates parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest)=calms the body Filters out dust and allergens Better sleep Vagus nerve activation

Vagus Nerve

Primary sympathetic nervous system=rest and digest Plays a big role in nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system Plays a big role in metabolism, heat rate, blood pressure, decreasing inflammation, digestion and gut heath

Myofunctional Therapy is imperative to nasal breathing.

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