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 rest on the bottom of their mouth and others say it stays up on the roof of the mouth. Which is correct?

Up on the roof!

The practice of keeping the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth helps you focus, while washing clothes, driving, chopping vegetables, etc., keeping you calm and centered. This is a practice taught in the martial arts, yoga, meditation, etc. You can find a comfortable spot for your tongue about ½ inch behind your upper teeth. It is the same spot that your tongue goes to when you make the “D” sound, as in “DOG.”

Whenever you are not eating, drinking, singing, laughing, talking, keep your tongue tip at the roof of your mouth.

Here’s an activity

Go to the mirror right now and stick out your tongue, letting it hang out and relax. Now look at the sides of your tongue. Do you see any indentations on it? They are called scalloped edges and were formed when your tongue was squished in your mouth. Your teeth left the marks on your tongue.

Are you aware that your tongue is made up of many different muscles? If some of these muscles are weak, they could cause your tongue to flop around in your mouth, blocking your airway while sleeping.

If your tongue doesn’t know where to “rest” in your mouth when you start sleeping, there’s a good chance that it could block your airway, cutting off your air supply, causing you to gasp and choke for air.

The IJustWantToSleep® program trains your tongue to “live” on the roof of your mouth so it cannot fall down and block your airway. Try it out today and get 15% off the program.