Sleep


Sleep - A condition of body and mind that typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended

Airway health is important for day time function, but what happens at night?

How often do you get up to use the restroom at night? Do your or your partner snore? Who has drool marks on their sheets and pillows?

These are questions to get your mind thinking about what is common and what is normal. Common does not equate to normal. Then we ask ourselves the why. Why do we snore, get up at night, or even drool? We are here to help you answer those questions.

How important is sleep? Besides breathing, sleep is the most important healing magic that our bodies crave and need. It supports our daily function, and regulates our mood. The brain acts as regulator for the cardiovascular system, sleep is critical time where the brain and heart work together to restore the whole system.


Do you prioritize this special time where our bodies experience repair, rest, replenish and rejuvenate? It is estimated that the average person gets less than 6 hours of sleep per night.


How many zzz's do you get?

Sleep related signs/symptoms:


  • Unrefreshed sleep

  • Daytime sleepiness

  • Frequent trips to the bathroom

  • Bed wetting

  • Brain fog

  • Restless sleep

  • Grinding

  • Snoring

  • Tangled sheets

  • Hot sleeper

  • Night terrors

  • Gasping for air

  • Sleep disorders

  • Insomnia

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Sleep Apnea

  • Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

("Unrested child falling asleep at breakfast table.")

A sleep disorder is a condition which impacts a person's ability to function properly while awake, but also affects their sleep quality and duration. Poor sleep can be associated to physical, mental, and emotional issues.


  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a prevalent sleep-related breathing disorder where muscle activity in the airway is reduced and collapses repeatedly during sleep.


  • Central Sleep Apnea (CSA) is when the brain doesn't send signals to muscles that control breathing



  • Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) is obstruction or slowly down of air in the nasal passages disrupting sleep and causing fatigue

Did you know?

Estimated 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Many don’t know they are at risk. Estimated 1 billion people globally suffer from OSA.


At Breathing Essentials Myofunctional Therapy, we promote prevention through education and awareness. We want to advocate for you and every child who struggle with these issues. Everyone deserves a good night’s sleep. Wouldn’t it be great to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day?