Snoring, sleep apnoea, insomnia, asthma, nasal problems, anxiety panic attacks, breathlessness, chronic coughing…….. people with these problems have a disordered breathing pattern – a faulty way of breathing, DAY and NIGHT, which is rarely identified or addressed, yet produces a myriad of distressing symptoms throughout your body.
Our Breathing retraining programme aims to achieve physiologically normal (optimal) breathing. This means we strive to normalise each aspect of the breathing pattern (rate, rhythm, volume, use of the nose, and with correct use of the breathing muscles) for all situations (awake, asleep, at rest, during eating, speech, and exercise and when in stressful situations).
The programme’s objective is to restore the correct oxygen/carbon dioxide balance in the body to an optimal level. We teach you how to return to a physiologically normal breathing – how a person in perfect health breathes, someone who breathes slowly, smoothly and silently and never snores, breathes erratically, gets wheezy , breathless or panicky or gulps air through their mouth, yawns or sighs alot.
When correctly taught, breathing normalisation exercises, do not make you dizzy or short of breath, provoke coughing or wheezing, feel panicky or fatigued, perpetuate a snoring problem or have you feeling worse afterwards. We do not teach the big, “deep-breathing” which is often confused for optimal breathing.
The Breathing retraining we carry out at Sandie Earl Dental is complementary to other medical treatment and is used alongside other treatments such as orthodontics, TMD and sleep dentistry. It is easily do-able for busy people, does not depend upon hours and hours of formal practice and is able to be blended into practice in your daily routine. You breathe approximately 15, 000 times while you are awake – that means countless opportunities to make lifelong changes as you go about your day – and stunning results if you commit completely to the “simple” breathing exercises.
• Breathing Pattern assessment and symptom assessment
• 1 week intensive breathing workshop (learn theory behind breathing, craniofacial measurements, capno reading, photographic records, exercises and daily revision) Approx 1.5 hours each session (5 sessions)
• Review at 2 weeks ( includes measurements, capno reading, exercises revision) Approx 30 minute session
• Review at 1 month ( includes measurements, photographic records, capno reading, exercises revision) Approx 30 minute session
• Review at 2 months ( includes measurements, photographic records, capno reading, exercises revision) Approx 30 minute session
• Review at 3 months ( includes measurements, photographic records, capno reading, exercises revision) Approx 30 minute session
The reason why the programme runs for approximately 3 months* is to enable you to reset the breathing centre in your brain. Once this happens better or optimal breathing can be maintained automatically.