Tongue exercise can help you change mouth breathing habit.
Why breathing through your mouth is bad for your health?
It all starts with your tongue!
Tongue posture and breathing pattern.
In mouth breathing the tongue sits low in order to allow for the passage of the air to the lungs through the mouth. This results in air turbulence during sleep and causes snoring. Furthermore, since the tongue sits low, it can fall backwards during sleep and partially or completely block the airways, resulting in sleep apnea.
On the other hand, when the tongue rests against the roof of the mouth it blocks the oral air passage to prevent breathing through the mouth and promotes nasal breathing. The elevated tongue posture also prevents the tongue from falling back during sleep to block the airways.
How can myospots train you to breathe through your nose?
Please note the following when attaching the spot to the roof of your mouth:
Myospots are not sticky and this is why they do not stick to each other in the container or to your fingers when you hold them. Myospots are made of hygroscopic materials that tend to absorb moisture quickly from the surroundings, this is how it adheres to the palate, since it sticks easily to wet surfaces under the moisture effect.
If the roof of the mouth is too dry (which is the usual case in chronic mouth breathers) the spot will not adhere easily. If you find it difficult to adhere the spot to the roof of your mouth, please try the following: take a sip of water before using the spot, and moisten the roof of your mouth with the tip of the tongue for a few seconds, then apply the spot. If your child is the one who is doing the exercise, make sure when they start elevating the tongue not to force the spot off, but to press over it with tongue surface.
Myospots are a unique and popular new tool for tongue elevation exercises that can treat mouth breathing fast. Myospots can help improve the following range of conditions:
- Mouth Breathing
- Sleep Apnea
- Bad Night’s Sleep
- Tongue Thrust
- Tongue Tie (post-surgery rehab)
- Digit Sucking in kids
- Speech Disorders