By Alex Kelly & Landis Felts – February 4, 2021
Tongues can have a physical connection to anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Your tongue should rest up against the roof of your mouth (your pallet), not at the floor of your mouth. Do you know someone that snores? Most likely they have incorrect tongue posture. What happens is their tongue slides into the back of their throat when they sleep and blocks their airway, which causes mouth-breathing and snoring.
Mouth-breathing can have serious impacts on your health. If you are not breathing through your nose, then you are not receiving the benefits of anti-inflammatory Nitric Acid. Think about hyperventilation…what happens when you hyperventilate? You rapidly breathe through your mouth and do not receive the proper exchange of oxygen, which has a negative effect all over.
When you are mouth-breathing, even in the daytime, your body is constantly in fight or flight mode, which puts your adrenal glands on max 24/7. This can then cause insomnia because you can’t sleep if your adrenals are constantly going crazy!
Consider watching what you breathe through. What percentage of the day are you breathing through your nose? What percentage of the day are you breathing through your mouth? And is this having an effect on you?