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Mouth breathers?

When I am asleep I breath through my mouth because of a deviated septum in my nose. Do any of you have this problem?


Asked by Joeygoat at 7:04 AM on Aug. 19, 2010 in Health

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  • I've always been a mouth breather, especially when I'm sleeping. I don't know why, but I just don't feel like I get enough air through my nose. But it's one of those things that always slips my mind to mention when I'm at the doctor, because it's mostly a night time thing.

    Answer by Eviesmommy at 8:34 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • My husband has really bad allergies so he's a mouth breather. I noticed my three year old daughter is too.

    Answer by theutilitarian at 7:05 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • I have intermittent problems with it. When my allergies act up, I wake up in the morning with my mouth parched. I don't know if they help with a deviated septum, but I've found that, at least with a little clogging from allergies, Breathe Right strips help.

    Answer by SWasson at 7:09 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • Hmmm....I breathe from my mouth. Don't know why. Although, I have HUGE tonsils and I am fat. I also have sinus/allergy issues. Wouldn't know if my septum was deviated.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 7:11 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • Not anymore... I underwent sinus surgery in May to correct a deviated septum as well as swollen turbinates. I feel 1000% times better now. I breathe freely and through my nose now! It's an amazing feeling to finally breathe normally after so many years of discomfort.

    Answer by mcginnisc at 8:38 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • i have the same problem op --- do you have any issues with your teeth from sleeping with your mouth open? my dentist seems to think it is adding to my decalsification (sp?) my nose was broken in PreK and i have been dealing with it since. i could have the sinus surgury but i am a big baby about being put to sleep for surgury - i always think i will be one of those ppl who dont wake up... so to me it isnt worth the risk if i wont die from the condition.

    Answer by AmaliaD at 10:38 AM on Aug. 19, 2010

  • Yes, my dentist said this was the main reason I have had all of my teeth crowned, they just got worn out because of breathing through my mouth and not my nose. I have had the deviated septum worked on three different times, but this habit is just a habit I cannot break. I feel like I don''t get enough air through my nose.


    Comment by Joeygoat (original poster) at 6:41 PM on Aug. 20, 2010