Why shouldn’t I breathe through my mouth

How should breathing be performed correctly?

Correct breathing is diaphragmatic or abdominal breathing, i.e. breathing in which the air enters through the nose.

In the nose there are ‘hairs’ that are responsible for filtering, heating and humidifying the air to protect our lungs.

What factors encourage or lead children to breathe through the mouth?

There are several factors that can reverse the correct breathing process in children. These are repeated colds, anxiety, carnots?

Generally, an upper costal breathing is established, with little respiratory capacity.

What are the consequences of mouth breathing?

When breathing through the mouth, we usually take shallow breaths in which we do not take advantage of all the respiratory capacity.

In this way, less air enters the body and it will be necessary to inhale more often, with shorter sentences when speaking and forcing the vocal cords.

The tongue, for its part, is also involved because when letting air pass through the mouth it remains more relaxed on the floor of the mouth, losing agility and in both children and adults, these alterations can cause more upper respiratory diseases such as angina, bronchitis, dysphonia, allergies and / or articulatory difficulties.

How can mouth breathing be corrected?

Stimulation of nasal breathing, phonorespiratory coordination, vocal imposition, teaching first to lower the breath to the belly and then learn the cost-diaphragmatic breathing.

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For more information, consult a Speech Therapy specialist.