Sleep Apnoea is a condition in which people stop breathing for more than 10 seconds at a time while asleep. This occurs due to incorrect breathing or more specifically over breathing or hyperventilation.
Normal sleep occurs in five stages: Stages 1,2,3,4, & REM (rapid eye movement). Stages 3 & 4 are the most restful and deepest sleep. When a person is over breathing, or hyperventilating, they are prevented from easily reaching these deep sleep stages, remaining mostly in the light and easily disturbed sleep of stages 1 & 2.
The Buteyko Institute Method of breathing retraining successfully reduces over breathing and hyperventilation. Normal sleep patterns return to many people who undertake the Buteyko program.
Snoring is caused by over breathing or hyperventilating at night. It is noisy breathing caused by vibration of the airway walls at the back of the throat (pharynx). Normal night-time breathing is quiet, rhythmic and through the nose. Those who snore will breathe a greater volume of air than required, through the mouth.
This creates vibration over the soft tissues of the throat (oro-pharynx) that are relaxed in sleep.
The Buteyko Breathing method is highly effective in silencing habitual snorers. This method of breathing retraining helps normalize the breathing pattern, reducing snoring as normal sleep patterns are restored.
– 70% of attendees of Buteyko Breathing program will cease snoring within three days. The remaining
– 30% will cease snoring within a few weeks.
Hay fever, Rhinitis and Sinusitis affect millions of people in the UK every year. Some sufferers have symptoms all year round whilst others tend to have symptoms only when pollen or spore counts are high as during spring or summer months.
Whether you suffer from Rhinitis or hay fever, both conditions are caused by over breathing or breathing more than the body requires (hyperventilation). Hyperventilation stimulates the over production of histamine in response to the presence of triggers such as pollen or dust mites and encourages inflammation or irritation of the mucus membrane inside the nose.
The Buteyko Institute Method of breathing retraining successfully reduces over breathing and hyperventilation so that hay fever and rhinitis symptoms simply disappear and you can be symptom free all year round.
Sinusitis, which is the infection or inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, can also be effectively treated using the Butekyo breathing method. Over time the symptoms of sinusitis can be greatly reduced.
There are many symptoms of anxiety, including physical and psychological discomfort, feelings of fear, avoidance, restlessness, irritability, fatigue, disturbed sleep, memory problems, muscle tension, poor focus, and panic attacks.
A poor breathing pattern can lead to a negative feedback loop in which shallow, fast, upper-chest breathing creates anxiety. Oftentimes, anxiety and panic attack prone children and adults have chronic breathing pattern problems.
When beginning Buteyko breathing exercises for anxiety and panic disorder, it’s important to remember to go gently. If you rush in full steam ahead, intense feelings of air hunger may trigger a panic attack, highlighting the importance of having a qualified instructor to help guide you.