There’s Something Wrong With My Tongue

Tongue is too large

Some people say their tongue moves around a lot in their mouth and doesn’t really know where it belongs. It is not unusual for a tongue to be so wide that if the teeth and lips are closed, then the tongue is squished inside and before long, that wide tongue has forced the teeth apart and the mouth open.

Some people’s tongue rests on the bottom of their mouth and others say it stays up on the roof of the mouth. Which is correct? Continue reading

The boxed cake story

Too good to be true!

Years ago when the first boxed cake mix was introduced, it required that you only had to mix water with the cake mix and you would produce a delicious cake. What a discovery! This was so simple that no one bought it. This sounded “too good to be true”! Surely the cake could not be any good if all you had to do was add water to the cake mix! Continue reading

Why is my mouth so dry when I wake up?

Why is my mouth so dry

A large percentage of people awaken with a dry mouth. Quite often, it is caused by a variety of drugs that people must take for their health. If you are not taking any medicine that would cause a dry mouth, then you need to investigate further for an explanation.

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The Five Most common causes of snoring

“I do not snore!” Have you ever heard two people arguing about whether one of them snores or not? I have and rarely do they agree on the answer. Snoring has become a social stigma that no one wants to admit to, even if their spouse provides audio to prove otherwise. We need to be educated on what actually causes the snoring to hopefully change our perception to realize that our significant other is really not snoring to purposefully prevent the other from getting a good night’s sleep. Below is a good starting place to better understand snoring.

5 Common Causes of Snoring

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Change The Way You Breathe And Change Your Life

Change The Way You Breathe

How am I supposed to breathe?

Don’t move. If you are not talking or eating, is your mouth open or closed?

Don’t move yet. If your mouth is open, can you feel yourself breathing through your mouth or your nose? You are probably breathing through your mouth.

What does it matter if you breathe through your mouth? Mouth breathing is a habit that can be detrimental to your health. Continue reading

What Causes Snoring?

what causes snoring

Snoring. Many of us do it, whether we know it or not. In fact, studies show that about 45 percent of all adults snore on occasion, and 25 percent snore habitually. Ever wonder why? There are a multitude of reasons why many of us “saw logs” in our sleep, and Central California Sleep Center in Fresno has put together a list of the five most common causes of snoring. Continue reading

Getting into a regular sleep routine after a time change

sleep routine after a time change

Let’s be honest – the time change can really mess with your normal sleep routine. Getting back into a regular sleep schedule may be just what you need. These tips will help you fix your sleep time and regulate your internal clock and get into a regular sleep routine after a time change. Continue reading

Why Am I Always Tired?

why am i always tired

If you don’t stop mouth breathing, you will always wake up tired.

So, what’s the big deal about mouth breathing and how does it affect why am I always tired? Why does it matter, just so I get air into my lungs. Nose breathing 24 hours a day is extremely important for those who wish to live a long and healthy life. When you are resting, are you taking quick, shallow breaths from the top of your chest? This type of breathing lowers the level of carbon dioxide in our blood. So, why is that important? It is important because this causes our arteries to constrict and that reduces the flow of oxygenated blood in our body. Continue reading