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Mouth Breathing – The Dangerous Bad Thing

Many people are affected by mouth breathing without being aware of it. Often they can also breathe through their nose, but change their breathing at low levels of stress and during sleep.

Breathing supplies our cells with oxygen

With about 25,000 breaths a day, adults supply themselves with sufficient amounts of vital oxygen. Breathing takes place automatically without any health impairments. Rhythm and control are regulated by the brain stem, the oldest brain region in the history of development. Via the accesses of nose and mouth we absorb the oxygen-containing breathing air. It reaches the lungs and over more than 300 million tiny alveoli into the blood and further into the cells of the body.

Front line of the airways

It is by no means irrelevant whether the oxygen reaches the respiratory tract via the mouth or nose. Everyone feels that good smelling is directly related to the flow of air through the nose. It is also known that the breathing air in contact with the mucous membrane of the nose is cleaned, warmed and moistened. With its own protective function against allergies and life-threatening diseases, it is regarded as the “front line of the airways”. The mucous membrane mechanism supports the immune system. Viruses, bacteria, pollen or fungi are fended off. The nasal mucus binds pathogens, dirt and pollutants that enter the nose with the air we breathe. They are either blown out of the nose or swallowed and destroyed in the stomach.

Oral breathing is harmful to health

In contrast to the positive health effects of nasal breathing, mouth breathing only has harmful effects. Breathing air enters the lungs unfiltered. Bacteria and viruses reach the oral cavity directly. They damage teeth and gums and cause allergies. Brain researchers have also found effects on thinking and concentration performance and even a connection to the development of dementia and inflammatory diseases in the body is suspected.

Exercise therapy provides relief

You can’t get rid of harmful breathing with good intentions. Only special exercise programmes that are used over a longer period of time are suitable for this purpose. The small expenditure is worthwhile itself however. The air passages through the nose improve and natural breathing through the nose is also successful during sleep. A successful recipe against allergies, snoring and nocturnal breathing stops.

The original contribution appeared on 30.03.219 in the magazine supplement “Allergies & respiratory tract”.
Until 30 April the article can also be read on the mediplanet website Luft und Lunge (Air and Lungs).

FaceFormer Therapy: Users report their experience

Amazing effect on Breathing

For a long time, a patient’s breathing during sleep was influenced by snoring and sleep apnea in alarming extent. Only regular FaceFormer training brought relief. Here, the patient reports the amazing effect that FaceFormer therapy has on his breathing

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FaceFormer therapy against snoring and sleep apnea

We have developed FaceFormer Therapy for you as a neurophysiological and cause-oriented treatment method.

The goal of the FaceFormer therapy is to change respiratory patterns, to train the breathing muscles, to promote mouth closure when sleeping, to stop mouth breathing and to achieve a sufficient tension of muscles and mucous membranes in the mouth, nose and throat. All in all, the causes of snoring and sleep apnea are to be eliminated.

The FaceFormer therapy takes into account:

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What you should know about snoring, sleep apnea and its treatment

Snoring is a problem, but usually not a disease

Snoring is not only a considerable own stress, but also often an intolerable and annoying noise for the spouse. Sound intensivities up to 90 decibels (at 25 cm distance) were measured, which exceeds even the noise from lawn mowers and pneumatic hammers (75-85 dB). Occasional snoring is usually harmless after consumption of alcohol or colds. Snoring accompanied by frequent interruptions of breathing requires treatment, particularly if the concerned person subsequently often feels tired in the daytime.

Snoring is often an intolerable and annoying noise for the spouse.

Snoring is often an intolerable and annoying noise for the spouse.

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