Faulty Nighttime Breathing Could Be Damaging Your Body
The Link Between Mouth And Gut Health
If your gums and teeth are strong and you have no cavities, then your gut is automatically strong. Many of us can really have a sound sleep at night, while there are many who suffer from insomnia.
Sleep apnea, or snoring is almost the same. When we snore too much in the night, we use our mouth to breathe and not the nose.
Breathing through the mouth involves the wind pipe, lungs and the entire respiratory system. Our body starts producing more cortisol because this awkward breathing style causes stress for the body and to reduce stress, our body starts producing more cortisol and less growth hormone (which helps burn fat in deep sleep).
Health Problems Due To Sleep Apnea
When the growth hormone is low, tat is not burned and the sugar stays in the blood, tasting glucose rises and in some cases we become insulin resistant too. Moreover, sleep apnea may bring about several health problems like:
- High blood sugar
- Night cholesterol
- Insulin resistance
- Constant high stress levels
- Constant high fatigue levels
- Hypoxia problem
- Sleepless nights with a heavy headache
- Increased cortisol levels
- Reduction in the growth hormone
- A permanently tired and burnt out look
- Digestion issues
- Changes in the BMI
- Increased body weight
- The body does not show any results in spite of great workouts every day
How You Eat Matters To Your Health
Never eat food in a hurry, keep your stomach acids tight and strong because if your stomach acids are not strong. you will not be able to digest your food, which in turn will lead to no proper sleep. In fact, an acid reflux problem starts from your mouth and ends in your gut.
In some cases it has been found that, because of sleep apnea and weak stomach acids, the remaining acids in the stomach splash out towards the mouth and damage the gums too. Thus, it’s very important to treat the underlying cause of gum damage and to find a good dentist who knows what exactly happens to your cavities and gums, as this will help you to get to the root of the problem.
Why Mouth Taping Is Beneficial
By simply applying a mouth tape, we can solve many sleep related and breathing problems in life. All you have to do is, buy a 3M tape (light blue in colour available at any medical shop) and tape it on your mouth in the night, before you sleep. Here are some of the many benefits of doing this.
- Improved lung function
- Stimulation of nitric oxide which is good for the brain
- Improvement in arterial circulation system
- More air in your diaphragm
- More controlled blood sugar
- Relief from fatigue
Parents should take care of how their children breathe during their sleep and it there is any unusualness, it should be nipped in the bud. Or else, the problem may lead to further complexities. Also, one should stop consuming refined carbs and sugary foods which damage the mouth as well as the gut.