Why Being a “Mouth-Breather” Is Bad For You

  • Mouth breathing can affect your skeletal structure, leading to sleep apnea, snoring, and possibly asthma or allergies.
  • Breathing incorrectly can also result in breathing too much. This causes your adrenaline and blood sugar to spike.
  • To train athletes to breathe through their noses, coaches back in the 1950s used to have runners take a mouthful of water before running around the track, and then have the runners spit back out the same amount into a cup.
  • The Chief of Rhinology at Stanford says our nose is the most amazing organ no one ever talks about.
  • There’s no school in the US dedicated to studying the nose and its effects on our health.
  • Researchers are frustrated at seeing so many chronic conditions tied to mouth breathing.

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