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How to sleep quiet without breathing through mouth?

How to sleep quiet without breathing through mouth?

Breathe rite strips?: If you have a problem with loud snoring you could have a serious problem that might warrant further evaluation so talk to your doctor just to be safe. ...Read more

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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Can you tell me how could I avoid breathing through mouth while sleeping?

Can you tell me how could I avoid breathing through mouth while sleeping?

See below: A deviated septum, allergic rhinitis, sleep apnea, among other conditions may cause you to prefer to mouth breathe. It is recommended that you consult an ENT and/or a sleep medicine specialist, so they can properly evaluate you. Based on what the underlying cause is, a treatment plan can be made. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could avoid breathing through mouth while sleeping?

Can you tell me how I could avoid breathing through mouth while sleeping?

Check nose: Mouth breathing during sleep can sometimes be caused by a blockage or congestion in the nose. Nasal saline solutions to irrigate the nose may help. Nasal sprays may also help. Discuss this with your doctor and or an ENT (ear nose and throat) specialist. PS-If you also snore and feel tired during the day, you might want to consider a sleep study. ...Read more

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My kid won't breath through her mouth when her nose is congested while sleeping. My wife has to stay up and monitor her breathing. Any suggestions?

My kid won't breath through her mouth when her nose is congested while sleeping. My wife has to stay up and monitor her breathing. Any suggestions?

Mgt: An inbox consult is available to discuss but I would suggest nasal saline rinses to open the nasal passages. Some kits have an aspirator. This may be used in conjunction with cool air mist humidification.
Propping pillows at a 30 degree angle can help as well. ...Read more

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I don't have sleep apnea, am not overweight, sleep on side, don't drink, but still snore when breathing through my mouth. What aids should I try? Mouthpiece keeping jaw forward? Strap to close mouth?

I don't have sleep apnea, am not overweight, sleep on side, don't drink, but still snore when breathing through my mouth. What aids should I try? Mouthpiece keeping jaw forward? Strap to close mouth?

Sleep study?: Did you officially have a sleep study? Seems you have tried a lot of remedies to try and help, but need to know for sure. CPAP is the "gold standard" of care, but dental mouthpieces for snoring and mild sleep apnea are very effective. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up with gas discomfort, I was told I'm Breathing through mouth while sleeping, how can I change this unconscious habbit?

Every morning I wake up with gas discomfort, I was told I'm Breathing through mouth while sleeping, how can I change this unconscious habbit?

Sleep study: You may benefit from a sleep study if your nocturnal mouth open breathing is associated with snoring. I doubt that your symptoms of feeling bloated are a direct consequence of this habit since you don't keep your mouth open all night long. More questions: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Virtual appointment Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing through nose when sleeping with head turned to left. There's almost no air flow. Breathing is normal when I turn to right.

I have difficulty breathing through nose when sleeping with head turned to left. There's almost no air flow. Breathing is normal when I turn to right.

Nasal obstuction: Could have many causes like sinus conditions or allergy which are transient or polyps, or a deviated septum possibly on the right side. Lying on one side causes an increase in blood flow due to gravity so you end up with both sides blocked ...Read more

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What can I do to stop mouth breathing during sleep?

What can I do to stop mouth breathing during sleep?

See your doctor: You may want to be evaluated by an ent, dentist or oral surgeon to determine why you are a mouth breather. Do you have any nasal obstruction? Is your tongue really enlarged? Do you have sleep apnea? ...Read more

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I wokeup from my sleep "breathing weird" I was inhaling fast and with my mouth closed. Is this bad? It has happened twice at night.

I wokeup from my sleep "breathing weird" I was inhaling fast and with my mouth closed. Is this bad? It has happened twice at night.

Get a sleep study.: "Breathing weird" could be happening many more times per night but the other times do not wake you adequately for you to remember them in the morning. Sleep apnea can cause symptoms like this. So can anxiety. It would be difficult to determine which it is without a sleep study. If you are overweight or have jaw problems or snore then the likelihood of apnea is higher. Be well... ...Read more

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When I go to sleep my left nostril gets clogged up, so I noticed I've been breathing trough my mouth. What could it be?

When I go to sleep my left nostril gets clogged up, so I noticed I've been breathing trough my mouth. What could it be?

Turbinates: Inside the nose are the inferior, middle, and superior turbinates, which humidify and heat the air we breathe through our noses. The inferior or lower turbinates tend to fill with blood and get enlarged/ congested, when we lay down. Often, the nasal septum is also shifted to the side of congestion (left for you) further narrowing the nasal passage which gets worse when you recline. See an ENT doc. ...Read more

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What could cause mouth opening and breathing noise like Darth Vader (not snoring), with teeth clamping shut (not grinding) a few times while sleeping?

Test: You may have airway insufficiency resulting in sleep apnea. See a Pulmonologist. A sleep study may be in order. If you are grinding or clenching, or if you have a narrow upper jaw and/or retrusive lower jaw, an Orthodontic examination should be performed. ...Read more

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I am a mouth breather at night while I sleep. Can my mouth breathing at night be causing my tooth enamel erosion and if it is, what can I do to stop it?

I am a mouth breather at night while I sleep. Can my mouth breathing at night be causing my tooth enamel erosion and if it is, what can I do to stop it?

No: Dental erosion is not generally caused by mouth breathing. If you have teeth erosion, contact your dentist to find out the cause and how to prevent it. It could be your diet, frequency of food intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), etc. You and your dentist should be looking into ways to strengthen your enamel. ...Read more

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What role do large or inflamed turbinates play in mouth breathing and sleep apnea?

What role do large or inflamed turbinates play in mouth breathing and sleep apnea?

Turbinates and OSAS: Turbinates contribute to OSAS by causing nasal obstruction. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to cover your whole head with the blanket as you sleep? I mean in terms of breathing. Someone I know insists on doing this.

Is it dangerous to cover your whole head with the blanket as you sleep? I mean in terms of breathing. Someone I know insists on doing this.

Depends: If it is a child or adult who is unable to move the blanket away from his/her face when needed, there is the possibility of suffocation. If it is a normal adult, there should be no problem with this if your blanket allows enough airflow and/or you leave enough space for a hole to breath out of. ...Read more

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Used CPAP last night in lab, 1st time. Had major issues breathing with mask unless my head was elevated. Sleep tech seemed surprised. Is this normal?

Used CPAP last night in lab, 1st time. Had major issues breathing with mask unless my head was elevated. Sleep tech seemed surprised. Is this normal?

CPAP: CPAP machines often cause problems with patients when they initially start using them I would continue to try to use it as the symptoms may resovlve themselves ...Read more

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Sir, Normally we sleep in closed rooms or sleep with head covered with bead sheet. Infact we will not get fresh air for breathing. Any health effects?

Sir, Normally we sleep in closed rooms or sleep with head covered with bead sheet. Infact we will not get fresh air for breathing. Any health effects?

CO2 retention: You want to avoid excessive carbon dioxide retention. If the sheets are breathable cotton this is less an issue with synthetic blends. I hope you can come up with a better sleeping arrangement, one that does not cause you concern for your well being. From time to time people are troubled by insects, pets, light, sounds and unpleasant odors. I hope you are not bothered by any of these things. ...Read more

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While sleeping I wake to chocking, gasping for air from breathing in saliva. Happens often! What should I do?

While sleeping I wake to chocking, gasping for air from breathing in saliva. Happens often! What should I do?

Sleep Clinic: You urgently need to see a sleep specialist and be observed sleeping in a sleep clinic. Please contact your local hospital to get in to be seen urgently. ...Read more

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If a teen is on phenabarital for sleep could it be hard to wake him after only 2 hours of taking eyes were in back of head shallow breathing?

Yes, but...: At that point the drug will be at peak levels, but I would make sure they didn't take too much. They should still be arousable with stimulation or you may want to seek the help of a health professional.

Phenobarbital can depress breathing which can be serious so if they won't react to you, pick up the phone and seek help. ...Read more

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Got hsv-1 outbreak and taking acyclovir. A day after I started taking it my head hurts, dry hands with slow breathing and can't sleep.

Got hsv-1 outbreak and taking acyclovir. A day after I started taking it my head hurts, dry hands with slow breathing and can't sleep.

Acyclovir: Stop the acyclovir and let your doctor know you may be having a reaction and let him decide if you should continue.. You can also use lysine 1500 mg when you have an attack and 500 mg a day to prevent an attack ...Read more

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Should I sleep on the floor to fix forward head posture? It's causing breathing problems, digestive problems, dizziness, fatigure, & more. 7+ months.

Sleep Apnea: Hopefully I am interpreting your question correctly, that you are having difficulty sleeping due to positioning problems, which can indicate an obstructive problem. This is why I would be recommending a work-up for osa obstructive sleep apnea (which includes a polysomnogram - sleep study- if at consult you display some of the many risk factors for this problem). Otherwise tighter asthma control? ...Read more

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I try to close my eyes to sleep and its like I stop breathing. I get real dizzy. Head feel tight in the back and sides. What's wrong?

I try to close my eyes to sleep and its like I stop breathing. I get real dizzy. Head feel tight in the back and sides. What's wrong?

Number of things: There are a number of things that may be causing your problems, some simple, some more serious. A brain MRI may be a good start. Talk to your doctor about your concern. ...Read more

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Tonsils are huge/swollen and hurt a bit but get food stuck in them constantly, produce bad breath and trouble breathing at night while I'm sleeping.?

Tonsils are huge/swollen and hurt a bit but get food stuck in them constantly, produce bad breath and trouble breathing at night while I'm sleeping.?

Tonsil Stones?: Please consult with an ENT regarding your problem. Removal should alleviate your symptoms and allow you to breathe more easily. ...Read more

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What can a 21 yr old female have just started having seizures in sleep stops breathing gasp and wakes up with severe tingling head aches?

What can a 21 yr old female have just started having seizures in sleep stops breathing gasp and wakes up with severe tingling head aches?

Also sleep apnea: You may be experiencing the symptoms of nocturnal seizures which are not well enough controlled. Also, be sure you don't have obstructive sleep apnea, which can cause gasping for air, nighttime awakening and headaches upon awakening. It shouldn't cause the tingling sensation though so be sure your seizures are well controlled. ...Read more

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I think I fell asleep with a pouch of tobacco in my mouth when I woke up it was gone? Did I swallow it or did it go into my lungs? No prob breathing

I think I fell asleep with a pouch of tobacco in my mouth when I woke up it was gone? Did I swallow it or did it go into my lungs? No prob breathing

Not lungs: If you had aspirated a pouch of tobacco - you would be very ill right now with respiratory problems. If it did not fall out of your mouth you may have swallowed it. This is why it is very important to spit it out. The best approach would be to quit altogether. Take care. ...Read more

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