Welcome to BreatheAbility for Health

To sleep well and be well, you must breathe well

Is poor breathing costing you?
Stressed out and can’t relax? Struggling with exercise? Low energy, brain fog? Nights disturbed by snoring and apnoea? Your health, your marriage?

What really causes snoring and sleep apnoea (apnea)?
… and panic attacks, asthma, nasal problems?

Know the answer and you will have a head start in getting lasting relief from these problems which together plague over 50% of the population in the western world today.

What is the one thing in common in all people with these problems?

They do not breathe correctly - that’s the underlying issue.
Technically speaking, they have a dysfunctional breathing pattern.

Healthy people have silent, slow, smooth breathing.  You cannot see or hear them breathing, day or night.

People who snore, have sleep apnoea, asthma, nasal problems or panic attacks do not breathe correctly, either when awake or asleep. There are no exceptions.
There are clear differences in the way they breathe compared to a normal breathing pattern; in their breathing pattern now compared to when they did not snore, wheeze, clog up with mucus or sigh and cough incessantly.

So why not do something about faulty breathing directly rather than just treating or masking the symptoms with surgery, drugs and appliances?

You can change the way you breathe…… It is as natural as taking your next breath……. differently.

And it’s simple and common sense.

About us - BreatheAbility ®

This website is dedicated to helping you breathe well – educating you and providing resources to restore your ability to breathe well. We also provide seminars and training programs for health professionals.

I’m Tess Graham, a physiotherapist who has been researching breathing and working as a breathing educator for over two decades. I want you to know there is a safe, natural and highly effective way to relieve sleep and breathing problems. And that is breathing retraining. Getting back to the fundamentals of good breathing can make all the difference to what happens when head meets pillow. And to how much oxygen reaches your brain with every breath you take.

Our point of difference

We teach normal breathing – the way we are meant to breathe, awake and asleep, when we walk, talk and run. Everyday physiologically normal breathing – not the ‘big-deep-breathing’ and ‘full-inhale/exhale breathing’ exercises that are so commonly taught and which may provoke dizziness, coughing, wheezing and panic attacks…and set you up to snore at night.

We teach it simply. No gadgets, no apps. We show you how to blend better breathing into your normal daily life. It’s comfortable, it’s pleasant, it’s doable for busy people. The changes are fast, stable and profound.

“The best sleep in decades” is the most frequently heard comment the morning after beginning to implement better breathing habits. 

Did you know

  • ‘over-breathing’ is more common than breathing too little
  • panting, sighing, mouth-breathing and snoring are all signs of over-breathing
  • over-breathing causes constriction of blood vessels to your brain, robbing it of oxygen, causing dizziness, anxiety and panic
  • an increasing number of marriages break down because of snoring
  • people who snore and have sleep apnoea are more likely to have road accidents, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes
  • over 50% of people reject or cannot tolerate CPAP – the most commonly prescribed sleep apnoea treatment
  • asthma medications come with a range of side-effects?

These are high prices to pay for faulty breathing habits that may be relatively easy to resolve.

Why haven’t you heard about this before?

Unfortunately checking someone’s baseline breathing pattern is not part of standard medical diagnosis. People are steered towards surgical, pharmaceutical or appliance-based interventions without considering what they can do themselves to improve their breathing habits. (Not unlike doing gastric band surgery without first advising a patient to change their eating habits.)

Check out your breathing with our “Faulty Breathing Quiz“.
Learn more about the link between faulty breathing habits and:*  snoring and sleep apnoeaasthma, allergies and blocked noseinsomnia, anxiety and panic attacks

Resources to help you breathe well again

The book and CD:
Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnoea  has a step-by-step guide to quiet restful sleep and better health through changing the way you breathe. It’s helpful for breathing generally, not just sleep-breathing problems.
Breathing Exercise Instruction CD - a companion to the book, talks you through the exercises in the book.
The book and CD were produced in order to make breathing retraining more widely available throughout the world.

Courses and Seminars
Events and Courses  (Public)

Workshops and courses for health professionals 

Book Tess Graham to speak at your next event

At BreatheAbility International we believe that getting your breathing right is the foundation of true health and wellbeing.

For breath is life and if you breathe well 
you will live long on earth.
Sanskrit Proverb

See our science section; blogs & articles on: snoring in pregnancy, truckies & apnoea …..

* * Breaking News * *

‘Thumbs up” review by Tim Boyd of Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnoea for Wise  Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation Summer 2013.

Dr Joseph Mercola, who operates the largest online natural health website in the world uses the Buteyko breathing technique. Read his review here




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