Health Matters: Snoring and Mouth Breathing
Snoring – everyone’s experienced hearing it or doing it themselves. According to the Sleep Health Foundation around 40% of men have at least mild snoring, on at least some nights. This is slightly less for women hitting around 30%. People of any age can snore, with even some children suffering from a problem with snoring. Another common and seemingly innocent issue ENT surgeon’s see is mouth breathing. There are of course two air passageways to your lungs – the nose and the mouth, and ideally everyone uses both. However, breathing through the mouth all the time, including when you’re sleeping, can actually lead to problems.
Dr Bill Johnston, ENT Surgeon from Sydney Adventist Hospital, joins John Stanley.
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