When we go to bed to sleep that is the time that our body recovers and repairs, where our memories are consolidated and toxins are flushed from your system – we want to make sure that we are priming our body to be able to get into the most restorative sleep so when we wake up we are bouncing out of bed to take on the day in energy levels and focus.
We are missing a great opportunity of influencing our health if we neglect to look at how we breathe when we sleep.
We mentioned the importance of nose breathing in a previous blog post about consciously trying during the day to nasal breathe but how do we ensure that we nasal breathe during our sleep. Yes you guessed it – its by taping your mouth shut to prevent mouth breathing.
SomniFix Strips is a safe effective way to stop mouth breathing. They keep the lips sealed and are easy on sensitive skin. There is a slight hole in the middle to allow small amounts of air in through your mouth whilst you are strengthening your nasal cavities and transitioning to nasal breathing. It takes about 4-6 weeks for adaptations to take place so it may take a little while to get use to but the benefits are astounding and worth pushing through the discomfort to feel the vitality and difference in yourself at the other end.
When you nose breathe while sleeping, your body is able to achieve a relaxation response, which is the key to achieving a deep sleep and going through all of the sleep cycles. The reason being is that the nose helps us maintain homeostasis (state of balance in the body in the internal environment) by balancing the autonomic nervous system, protecting us from stress and anxiety.
It also produces Nitric oxide – which is a vasodilator meaning that it opens up the airways and improves blood flow leading to lower blood pressure.
If our slumber habits include mouth breathing you are likely to wake up with a dry mouth which can lead to gum disease due to the fact of the decrease of production of saliva . Saliva is essential in washing away bacteria in our mouths and for neutralizing acid. So you can guarantee that if you leave mouth breathing at night left untreated you will pay the price at the dentist with teeth decay and gum disease.
So lets utilise these hours of rest to influence our health so that we can thrive not just survive. Head to www.somnifix.com to order your mouth strips now.
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