Did you know? How well you sleep is determined by how you breathe during the day? You won’t have a day full of positive energy if you breathe dysfunctionally whether that’s hidden or awareness-based. Similarly when you do breathe sub-optimally daytime, it can have a major effect on your ability to get to sleep and stay asleep. 

“Mouth breathing and chest breathing are the most common mistakes people make when it comes to breathing, most likely because we take it for granted” says Jelen.

“Nose breathing and tummy breathing however, are game changers. This improves brain, muscle and nerve function with a huge impact on mood, focus, productivity at work, exercise performance and the ability to remain calm and resilient.

“Multiple studies show a link between mouth breathing and poor sleep. Nasal breathing enables you to spend more time in deep, restorative sleep. That’s how the mouth taping craze has emerged even though I first mentioned it in the 90s. I only recommend this under strict supervision.

“If you have been hyperventilating your way through the day, at least think of sleep as an event”, says Jelen.

“Breathing slower half an hour before bedtime and eating a low protein meal three hours before sleep are just two ways that can create a significant improvement in getting uninterrupted sleep.”

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Why Does Daddy Breathe Funny?

This A-to-Z book includes a glossary of new words for children and short notes about better breathing for parents. Slow down, relax and read this book with your children to find out how you can all breathe better and improve your health.