What really causes snoring and sleep apnoea (apnea)?
… and asthma and 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 breathing 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 – 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, sigh, yawn, cough incessantly…..
So why not do something about it directly rather than just treating or masking the symptoms with surgery, drugs and appliances?
What is poor breathing costing you?
Night disturbed by snoring and apnoea? Low energy, brain fog? Your health, your marriage?
Did you know
- poor breathing robs your brain of oxygen and can cause or worsen anxiety
- 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 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.
You can change the way you breathe……
It is as natural as taking your next breath……. differently.
And it’s simple and common sense.
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.)
About us – BreatheAbility.
This website is dedicated to informing you of your rights – your right to understand how your body works; your right to have the ability to breathe well. We provide resources to help you improve your breathing.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.
Check out your breathing with our “Faulty Breathing Quiz“.
“The best sleep in decades” is the most frequently heard comment the morning after beginning to implement better breathing habits.
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)
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.
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Dr Joseph Mercola, who operates the largest online natural health website in the world uses the Buteyko breathing technique. Read his review here