Breathing and Sleep

Effective breathing exercises to help you with Sleep Apnea and Snoring.
Science of Breathing

Snoring is not a joke

Snoring is often joked about as if it is not something to be taken too seriously. The truth of the matter is that snoring, especially loud snoring, greatly reduces the quality of life of the snorer and anyone else close by yearning for a restful night’s sleep.

The greater the volume of air a person breathes day in day out the more likely that person is to snore.

Sleep Apnea is a dangerous condition that is becoming more prevalent in our modern world. Over-breathing, especially through the mouth when asleep, greatly increases the likelihood of someone developing Sleep Apnea.

Poor breathing habits

A woman sleeping well after taking a breathing programme at YourBreath

Many people have developed poor breathing habits from an early age and these habits such Mouth Breathing, Heavy, Noticeable Breathing at Rest, Sleeping with Mouth Open and Upper Chest Breathing are the habitual way of breathing for a lot of people.

Brain Fog, Unexplained Tiredness and Feeling Groggy in the Morning.

Many people sleep with their mouths wide open.

They snore each night and wake up exhausted.

Many people wake up with a dry mouth and need to reach out for a glass of water during the night.

Morning brain fog is a daily occurrence for others.

It is common for people to sleep for 8-10 hours and still wake up feeling tired and groggy. It does not have to be this way. It is important to look at the Quality of our sleep as well as the Quantity.

One of the missing links that many people never consider is HOW they are breathing while asleep.

Many people never consider HOW they are breathing while asleep.

How to notice poor breathing during sleep?

There are certain signs that indicate our breathing is not as it should be when we’re asleep.


Snoring is an indicator that a person is not breathing as they should while asleep. Loud snoring indicates a very heavy breathing pattern that gets worse when asleep.

Snoring with Mouth Open

Snoring with the MOUTH OPEN is the most common form of snoring and is an embarrassing habit for many people that can lead to waking up feeling exhausted each day. There is a strong link between Heavy Snoring and Sleep Apnea.

Dry Mouth in the Morning

Waking up with a dry mouth is an indicator that a person has been mouth breathing during sleep. Many people are continuously grab their water bottle during the night because of a dry mouth.

Tired after a Long Sleep

If a person is not breathing correctly during sleep they are not receiving the correct regenerative sleep that their body requires. Sleeping with Mouth Closed is a vital piece in the jigsaw of a good night's sleep.

A woman sleeping

Improving sleep through correct breathing

These issues can be addressed by paying attention to HOW we are breathing every day.

A client of mine at a recent course followed the programme in the Buteyko Breathing Course and had the following results:

"I wake up refreshed every morning, no groggy brain fog, no unexplained tiredness that I thought was normal to everyone. My nights sleep and breathing while exercising has improved dramatically since doing the course and putting the techniques into practice."

Sleeping with mouth open often prevents people from getting a good night’s sleep.

In our Buteyko Breathing Courses we focus on the importance of Nose Breathing at all times.

How did this person achieve these results?

By learning to Breathe optimally during sleep. Anyone can start this process today by bringing attention to their breathing.

Mouth Breathing as a habit

Mouth breathing as a habit it is something that is worth paying attention to. Correct breathing is quiet, relaxed, through the nose.

Do You struggle to catch your breath when walking up the stairs?

Do You wake up each morning with a dry mouth feeling tired?

Do You Snore or have Sleep Apnea?

A person with this problem repeatedly holds his or her breath during sleep putting enormous pressure on the heart and the cardiovascular system of the body. Loud Snoring and Sleep Apnea often go hand in hand and are recognised by health professionals as having many detrimental effects to the body such as a greater risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, obesity.

Also fatigue, raised cortisol levels and anxiety are more likely to occur when a person is not enjoying deep and restful sleep.

Ask any person who is a habitual snorer or suffers from Sleep Apnea how they feel each morning and the answer is most likely to be summed up in one word -“exhausted”.

A happy woman after a good night's sleep

How the Buteyko Breathing helps with your Sleep Apnea or Snoring?

How you breathe while you are asleep has an enormous impact on your health and well being during the day.

A natural way to enjoy a restful night's sleep

The Buteyko Breathing Method offers a natural, non-invasive approach to the management and elimination of Snoring and Sleep Apnea.

The Buteyko Breathing Method helps you to take control of your breathing and enjoy a restful night’s sleep.

Seeping well after a breathing programme

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