Airway health is a topic that most people aren’t familiar with, leading to ignoring or misdiagnosing problems and living with symptoms they have deemed as “normal.” No one is immune to poor airway health. Therefore, understanding the myriad signs of insufficient airway health is imperative to improving your quality and longevity of life.
How Does Poor Airway Health Present Itself?
Poor airway health may be prevalent in yourself, your loved ones, or your friends. Difficulties in breathing and sleeping can exhibit in various ways.
There are a number of oral manifestations of upper airway resistance:
- Bruxism (grinding or clenching of teeth)
- Scalloped or large tongue
- Enlarged uvula
- Worn, chipped, or cracked teeth
- Narrow palate
- Dry mouth
Some broader signs and symptoms of poor airway health include:
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
- Loud snoring
- Witnessed apneas
- Restless sleep and awakenings
- Unrefreshing sleep
- Nocturnal/early morning chest pain
- Frequent waking to use the bathroom
- Sexual dysfunction
- Morning headache
- Cognitive problems
Consult a healthcare professional if you or your loved ones are exhibiting any of the symptoms above—poor airway health can diminish the quality and longevity of your life! If airway issues are left untreated, the risk of coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and strokes significantly increase, and 10–15 years can be taken off one’s life.
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If you are experiencing signs of poor airway health, REMastered Sleep may be an answer to your breathing difficulties. Our mission is to address a multitude of preventable airway issues and create a solution for you! Our REMplenish myo nozzle, REMplenish, allows the muscles and throat to undergo upper airway exercises, improving your breathing and airway health.