I recently had an annual check up and I was totally taken aback when my doctor asked if I suffered from sleep apnea. I asked why she thought this and she informed me that I had symptoms that appeared to be related to interrupted sleep. She recommended a sleep study but I wanted to rule out other causes before taking that step.
Through my research I discovered the impact mouth breathing has on sleep. The past few months I've woken up from severe dry throat and didn't know the cause. I also woke up frequently through the night and couldn't pin point the reason.
In doing this research about mouth breathing, I learned about taping the mouth for good sleep. Breathing is something we do all day, every day. You probably took 12-16 breathes just in the past minute but did you stop to observe if you breathed through your nose or mouth?
Although I'm generally a nose breather during the day, I noticed I...