Why Am I So Sleepy During the Day?

If you feel exhausted or have little energy during the day, you’re not alone. Fatigue can be caused by a variety of reasons, including lack of sleep, too much caffeine, or even catching a cold. It can also be caused by underlying medical issues such as mouth breathing and sleep apnea.

Even though everyone gets tired from time to time, constant fatigue can have a negative impact on your quality of life and prevent you from doing things you enjoy.

In most circumstances, fatigue can be alleviated by making changes to your lifestyle, changing your diet, or treating an underlying medical problem. If you wake up sleepy and feel sluggish throughout the day, you may need to make some minor changes to your lifestyle. Continue reading

How Posture Affects Mouth Breathing and Vice Versa

Did you know that mouth breathing is a bad habit? That we aren’t designed to breathe through the mouth in normal situations?

Mouth breathing is a common clinical condition in both children and adults, and it can have an impact on quality of life and postural changes. In this blog, we will discuss everything related to mouth breathing, and how to improve your posture. Continue reading

What to Do? I Wake Up So Tired, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at some of the changes we can make to our morning and evening routines to help promote a restful night’s sleep and prevent an extended feeling of grogginess throughout the day. Those habits are an excellent place to start if you or a loved one are trying to address feeling lethargic during the day, but sometimes even the best practices don’t work. Continue reading

What to Do? I Wake Up So Tired, Part 1

Getting a good night’s sleep shouldn’t be hard. Lay down, close your eyes, and sleep, right? For many of us, however, we still wake up tired, groggy, and irritable in the morning.

While it is normal to feel tired in the moments just after waking, feeling tired longer than that can indicate a more significant problem with your sleep. The good news is that you can take steps to change that. You might not be or become a morning person, but you can make yourself more productive throughout the day with just a little extra effort. Continue reading

All About Thumb Sucking

From Linus in the classic comic strip Peanuts, the animated Rugrats, to a crew member on the Elector in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, thumb sucking is a reflexive habit that we frequently see both in media and the world around us. But why do individuals suck their thumbs, and is this habit cause for genuine concern if practiced past a young age? Continue reading

Your Bad Breath Might Be Caused by Mouth-Breathing

Under perfect healthy conditions, most people tend to breathe through their noses. It acts as a natural filter for particles and humidifies our inhalation to prevent dryness in our lungs and bronchial tubes.

It is entirely natural to breathe through your mouth at certain times, such as when you are experiencing nasal congestion or need to increase immediate oxygen intake during strenuous exercise, but using your mouth to breathe all the time can lead to problems. Continue reading

Why Can I Not Stop Coughing at Night?

The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be overstated. You can eat all the right nutritious meals, exercise daily, and visit your doctor regularly, but if you are not getting the sleep you need, your overall health and wellness will suffer.

There are many explanations for why you may not be getting all the sleep you need. Stress, worry, overindulging in food or beverages, and breathing issues can keep you awake and prevent your body from recharging. Not getting rest can lead to a domino effect of health and wellness concerns. Continue reading

Why Do I Only Snore While On My Back?

For some people, snoring is just a reality anytime they sleep. They might not realize it at first until their family members complain in the morning. However, over time spouses and children learn to adapt. Eventually, everyone just sleeps with headphones on or pillows over their heads.

Some people only snore occasionally. Their families are caught off-guard when woken up in the middle of the night to the unmistakable sound of sawing logs. No one knows when and how to predict it. They are just a lot more grumpy some mornings because their sleep was interrupted by unpredictable snoring.

You may have thought that you’re just going to have to live with the fact that you or someone you love snores occasionally. Maybe you have determined that you only snore in certain situations, like when you’re lying on your back. But you can’t predict when you’re going to roll onto your back during the night, right? Continue reading

Six Signs of Tongue Thrust and How to Correct It

With the new year in full swing, people are trying their best to keep up with their resolutions and health and wellness goals. You may have resolved to eat healthier food, exercise more often, lose weight, gain muscle, and pay more attention to your doctor’s instructions.

One minor issue can lead to a domino of negative effects on your overall health and wellness. If you have tongue thrust, for example, it could lead to fatigue, dental problems, and speech issues. Continue reading