WHEN YOU’RE A MOUTH BREATHER
Do you have a sneaking suspicion you’re nighttime mouth breather? It’s actually more common than you think. Here’s what it means to be a mouth breather and some simple ways you can start breathing better (and sleeping better) each night.
WHAT IS MOUTH BREATHING?
It happens during allergy season or when you get a cold: all of a sudden you can’t breathe through your nose and you’re a mouth breather. At nighttime, symptoms of mouth breathing include waking up with a dry mouth and stuffy nose, as well as snoring.
According to one survey, nearly two-thirds of Americans identify as mouth breathers. It was found to affect sleep more than a partner’s snoring, noise, irregular sleep schedules, and allergies. Beyond its immediate symptoms, mouth breathing was said to take a toll on one’s daily energy level, mood, and concentration.
SLEEP TIPS FOR MOUTH BREATHERS
The good thing is, you can stop mouth breathing and relieve nighttime nasal congestion by making small adjustments to your nightly routine. For example, inhaling steam before bed (taking a steaming shower or drinking a hot cup of tea) can significantly loosen congestion.
Another drug-free method for relieving chronic nighttime nasal congestion is to make Breathe Right nasal strips part of your nightly routine. Breathe Right nasal strips instantly lift your nasal passages and open your nose to help you breathe better so you can sleep better.
DURING ALLERGY SEASON
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