Patients suffering from sleep apnea and other breathing difficulties usually have decreased muscle tone in the cheek, tongue, lip, and soft palate, with poorly coordinated nasal breathing.
Furthermore, in patients with sleep apnea, mouth breathing during sleep is a risk factor for increased severity of sleep apnea and for low adherence to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy (Chest 2004; 126; 1248).
Improved tongue position and function through tongue exercise result in a better control of the extrinsic tongue muscles and habitually places the tongue in a ‘‘proper posture during function and at rest”.
This helps in reducing the severity and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and improves CPAP compliance (Nat Sci Sleep 2018; 10; 271).
MYOSPOTS are small, circular pads, made of biodegradable natural polymers that are safe for internal use. They have nice colours and flavours that give them a pleasant look and taste and are Vegan friendly.
Using MYOSPOTS daily for several months can help change the tongue posture to rest against the palate.
The MYOSPOTS tongue exercise can be employed in the treatment of a range of conditions that involve weakness of tongue muscles.