Tongue elevation exercises help you breathe better during your sleep.​

Why breathing through your mouth is bad for your health?

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It all starts with your tongue!
Tongue posture and breathing pattern.

mouth breathing treatment with Myospots

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.

nose breathing benefits with Myospots

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.

What are Myospots and how do they work?

a girl putting Myospots tongue exercise spots on the roof of the tongue
a mouth open girl looking up with a Myospots on the roof of mouth

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.

FAQs

Mouth breathing can cause a range of worrying symptoms from snoring to sleep apnea, tonsilitis, bad breath and gum disease.

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: 

https://www.healthline.com/health/mouth-breathing

  • Mouth Breathing
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Bad Night’s Sleep
  • Tongue Thrust
  • Tongue Tie (post-surgery rehab)
  • Dysphagia
  • Digit Sucking in kids
  • Speech Disorders
Using Myospots 2-3 times daily for a minimum of 3 months is enough to create a long-lasting habit of nasal breathing. However, the tongue is a muscle, and like any other muscle, it needs to exercise occasionally to maintain muscle strength. Therefore, after the initial treatment period, we recommend using Myospots once every day or every second day in order to maintain tongue strength and tongue elevation habit.
Breathing should normally take place through nasal passages, but to have this happen, you need to have a lip-seal habit. This is where the tongue becomes important because if your tongue is in the correct elevated position, it will rest on the roof of the mouth. There it will block the oral airways and make it impossible to breathe through your mouth. This automatically encourages nasal breathing and trains your lips to come together to have a lip-seal. On the other hand, if your tongue is used to resting low in your mouth, there is a high chance for your lips to open and for air to flow through the oral airways, which can lead to a habit of mouth breathing. Retraining your tongue to elevate and rest on the roof of the mouth helps in changing the tongue posture and the creation of a nasal breathing habit that lasts while both awake and asleep.

Backed By Research

Myospots are listed as class-1 medical device with Australian
Register for Therapeutic Goods (ARTG-326829) and have a European GPSD (General Product Safety Directive) certificate.

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