High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS

Sarah is a Registered Dental Hygienist and Myofunctional Therapist. Today we talk about how dysfunctional day-time breathing can lead to sleep-disordered breathing and sleep dysfunction; altering the gut microbiome, circadian rhythms, contributing to metabolic disease.

Here are a few highlights:

02:34 Myofunctional Therapy

03:27 Open Mouth/Low Tongue

04:46 Issues with an Open Mouth: Our noses are meant to moisten, warm and clean air. Nitric oxide helps with the microbiome within our noses. Mouth breathing lowers nitric oxide levels. When we breathe through our mouths, we bypass these benefits. Chronic mouth breathing is a cause of sleep apnea. If you are mouth breathing during the day, you will be mouth breathing during the night. That leads to snoring. Snoring leads to upper airway resistance syndrome. It is a precursor to sleep apnea

07:17 Small Airways and Sleep Dysfunction

09:12 Contributors to Small Airways

12:08 Enlarged Adenoids and Tonsils in Children

Direct download: 146_Sarah_Hornsby.mp3
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