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Can I train myself to breathe through my nose instead of my mouth?

Can I train myself to breathe through my nose instead of my mouth?

Yes but hard: If you are a habitual mouth breather... It is likely you have nasal obstruction... A deviated septum/enlarged turbinates or an enlarged adenoid... ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What can I do to stop mouth breathing and breathe through my nose instead?

What can I do to stop mouth breathing and breathe through my nose instead?

Correct nasal obstru: First you need to find out why you breath to your mouth.Usually mean some kind of nasal obstruction due to many causes, aomong then allergy, nasal polyps, deviated septum.When you correct the nasal obstruction you will breath normally throught your nose. ...Read more

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My mouth is always slightly open so i can breathe. Do i need surgery so i can breathe through my nose?

My mouth is always slightly open so i can breathe. Do i need surgery so i can breathe through my nose?

Nasal Congestion: See an ENT doc for a definitve answer. Surgery is needed in some cases but allergies and infections are quite common and should be treated as well. Often if these issues are eliminated or controlled a minor septal deviation can be asymptomatic... ...Read more

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Its hard for me to breathe through my nose while on cpap, i get hot and feel like im suffocatin. Should i just do it anyway? Mouth is easier to breath

Its hard for me to breathe through my nose while on cpap, i get hot and feel like im suffocatin. Should i just do it anyway? Mouth is easier to breath

Adjustment needed: Call your doc since it can be adjusted by the CPAP company.You should not have any discomfort using the equipment. ...Read more

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Why can't i seem to breathe through my nose? Using my mouth too much and getting sore throats dry mouths.Was taking zyprexa and Abilify (aripiprazole) and others etc

Why can't i seem to breathe through my nose? Using my mouth too much and getting sore throats dry mouths.Was taking zyprexa and Abilify (aripiprazole) and others etc

Please get your: Nasal passages checked. Deviated septum can do this, and some meds side-effects are drying. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am mouth breathing and not able to breathe through my nose. It's not stuffy or anything. I get out of breath. What can cause this?

Mouth breather: hello~ well, your nose is blocked. This is caused by various issues in the nose that causes it to be blocked and usually due to allergy. You should stop using nasal decongestants if you do and see an ENT doc. thanks ...Read more

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Is it better to breathe through your mouth or nose?

Is it better to breathe through your mouth or nose?

Nose: The nose is the air conditioner for the body. It warms, humidifies and filters the air we breathe. It is better to breath through your nose whenever you can. ...Read more

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Is it better to breath through your mouth or nose when exercising?

Is it better to breath through your mouth or nose when exercising?

Breath in vs out: Breath in through your nose - filters the air and out through your mouth - exhale more easily. ...Read more

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Why can I breath in/out longer through my nose rather than my mouth?

Why can I breath in/out longer through my nose rather than my mouth?

It turns out that: the question of nose breathing vs mouth breathing has been extensively studied and nose breathing is clearly superior.The nasal route optimizes the intake of oxygen and expiration of carbon dioxide,contributing to a regular, efficient breathing rate and improves lung volumes.By contrast, mouth breathing results in over-breathing elevating blood pressure/heart rate, with mild chronic oxygen deficit ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is normal to breathe through mouth and not nose?

Not uncommon: Most patients breathe through their mouth versus nose due to a reduced air passage through their nose (i.e. enlarged adenoids, nasal septum etc...). This brings concern when sleep apnea is associated with mouth breathing. Another concern is that mouth breathing also increases dry mouth which can lead to major dental issues. A physical exam by your dentist or ENT specialist can determine true dx. ...Read more

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Is it better to breathe through your nose or mouth when you are exercising?

Is it better to breathe through your nose or mouth when you are exercising?

Nose: The nose is an air processor. It warms, filters and humidifies the air you breath so that when it gets to your lungs it is clean, warm and moist - just the way the lungs like it. By mouth breathing your lungs have to work harder because the air hasn't been processed. ...Read more

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Inflamation in my nose i can't breath through my nose just my mouth and when i breath through my nose really hurts a lot ?

Inflamation in my nose i can't breath through my nose just my mouth and when i breath through my nose really hurts a lot ?

Congested nose?: Get some nasal decongestant medicine, anti histamine as well as use the humidifier to help your nose. A steam from a hot water may help to humidify your nose. Also you can get nasal spray for your nose. Ultimately , if nothing helps you should go to see your doctor to get checked. ...Read more

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Why can't i breath well in steamy enviroment? Breathing through my mouth cause me to choke and cough, and breathing from my nose is normal.

Why can't i breath well in steamy enviroment? Breathing through my mouth cause me to choke and cough, and breathing from my nose is normal.

Blood vessels swell: A hot room will often cause the blood vessels that line your nasal passages to dilate. This obstructs the flow of air. ...Read more

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If i'm around cigarette smoke is it better to breathe through my mouth or nose?

If i'm around cigarette smoke is it better to breathe through my mouth or nose?

Either...: Breathe however you want, but get away from the cigarette smoke first. If it gets into you, it'll cause problems, so run away. ...Read more

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Why is your sense of taste impaired when you only breathe through your mouth and not your nose?

Why is your sense of taste impaired when you only breathe through your mouth and not your nose?

Smell not taste: Taste is sensed through the mouth. Example is sweet. The flavor of food derives mostly from smell . The smell sensors are located in the nasal roof. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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