Clapham Osteopathy and Functional Movement

Why nasal breathing is important

mouth_breatherMouth breathing reduces your ability to absorb the oxygen from the air you breathe into your body. This can increase fatigue, back pain and decrease performance. In kids it will affect the development of their jaws and teeth. So it is definitely something that needs to be treated if you want to improve your overall health. Often I see mouth breathing‬ in association with poor breathing mechanics; that is using the neck muscles (often leading to chronic neck pain) and upper rib cage rather than the diaphragm and lower rib cage to breathe. Two-thirds of your lungs are in the bottom of your rib cage so if you aren’t breathing down to you are not getting the oxygen you need.  Come in and get assessed if you think that your breathing may not be optimal.

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