The importance of nasal breathing and sleep apnea: Part 2

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The importance of nasal breathing and sleep apnea: Part 2

This is part 2 of the importance of nasal breathing and sleep apnea with the world leader in Buteyko Breathing re-education, Mr. Patrick McKeown.  In this video you will gain knowledge on the important role that nitric oxide plays during nasal breathing.

Nitric oxide production is one of the most important reasons for nasal breathing.  Most nitric oxide in normal human breath derives locally from the nose where it can reach high levels during breath-holding.  Although this gas is produced in minute amounts, it has many benefits to it such as:

  • Helping to increase arterial oxygen tension (enhancing lung capacity to absorb oxygen);
  • aiding in reducing high blood pressure,
  • maintaining homeostasis, and
  • playing an important role in immune defense to name a few.
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