Do you have sleep disordered breathing?

Sleep disordered breathing is all too common, but can severely interfere with the restfulness of your sleep.

Some people are dealt a narrow airway (and foodway) that can make sleep apnea more likely. Tongue, face, and mouth exercises can help out.



Assessment of posterior tongue mobility using lingual-palatal suction: Progress towards a functional definition of ankyloglossia

Figure 1 shows how to test anterior and posterior tongue mobility. Without tongue mobility, the tongue sits back, occludes the airway, and increases force of inspiration.

Effects of oropharyngeal exercises on patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.