Tape your mouth shut when your are sleeping! Sounds crazy, right? In this episode Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, CEO & Founder of The Flourishing Center, gives us tips on nasal breathing. Science has shown nostril breathing to be healthier than mouth breathing, which is associated with stress.
Get healthier while you sleep!! Improve energy, vitality, mood and be clear headed
Nasal breathing (as opposed to mouth breathing) increases circulating blood oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, slows the breathing rate and improves overall lung volume. The nose also adds moisture and warmth to inhaled air for smoother entry into the lungs. Nasal breathing has another important advantage, especially for effective and efficient exercise: it can allow for more oxygen to get to active tissues.
In this episode Emiliya backs up claims about nasal breathing with scientific research. She teaches us about the Buteyko Method. The Buteyko method emphasizes the importance of nasal breathing, which protects the airways by humidifying, warming, and cleaning the air entering the lungs. Expected benefits include easier breathing, deeper sleep, more energy, reduced asthma and nasal congestion, along with increased feeling of calm.
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