Are you a mouth breather?

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Are you a mouth breather?

  1. I am a mouth breather!

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  2. No I am not a mouth breather.

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  1. Malsi macrumors regular

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    #1
    Title says it all.

    Do you subconsciously breathe in air through your nasal cavity or through your mouth? I have to admit I am a mouth breather. I remember my mother explaining to me, when I was younger, that a doctor said I have excessive tissue in my nasal passage that hinders my breathing. We never had the money to remove the extra tissue.
    Now that I'm much older, with a job, I want to start a savings for the procedure. Have any one of you ever had the same procedure performed on yourself? I thought it would be interesting to see how many others are in the same boat as me.
     
  2. Firestar macrumors 68020

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    I am for the most part a mouth breather. Not sure what hinders my nose breathing, it might be extra tissue but I'm not sure. Good luck.
     
  3. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I have a deviated septum, but I try to remind myself to breath through my nose.

    I am also subject to Seasonal allergies, so that is sometimes a problem.
     
  4. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Hayfever in the summer for me makes breathing through the nose harder, so I tend to just breathe through the mouth then. But usually I breathe through my nose, unless it's blocked :p
     
  5. KeriJane macrumors 6502a

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    No, not a mouth-breather.

    Only if my nose is all stopped up and then it's pure misery until it clears.


    Have Fun!
    Keri
     
  6. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    #6
    Mouth here. Nothing wrong with the schnozz, just have always mouth breathed.
     
  7. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    I have asthma so naturally, yes. I always catch myself breathing through my mouth when I could breath through my nose. It's really hard when I'm cycling because mouth-breathing actually makes it harder (your body produces more mucous due to colder air coming in versus warmer air through nasal passage). I also have allergies ALL YEAR ROUND so that makes it harder.

    Don't really see it as a problem, as long as your mouth isn't wide open and slobber coming out.
     
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  9. Mord macrumors G4

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    No, I hate breathing through my mouth and will only do so when I absolutely have to.
     
  10. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    No. Only when I have a cold and my nose is plugged.
     
  11. Tomple macrumors 6502a

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    i always feel stupid breathing through my mouth :)
     
  12. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Only when my nose is stopped up, but that seems to be almost always as of late, so I chose yes.
     
  13. OutThere macrumors 603

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    I'm an equal opportunity breather. I typically breathe through my nose but it has a tendency to get stuffy so I'll just breathe through my mouth. I do tend to gape and drool when I sleep though. :p
     
  14. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Most of the time, I breathe through my nose. Around this time of year though, I have near constant congestion until about March or so, so I end up breathing through my mouth a lot of the time. It's no big deal though, I rarely notice which orifice I'm using to breathe. ;)
     
  15. RenoG macrumors 65816

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    Nose breather here.
    A pet peeve of mine though is being in a stall in a public restroom next to a mouth breather.
     
  16. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Odd pet peeve, how did you discover it bothered you?

    My restroom peeve was because it was halftime at the Silverdome. Guys were doing their business while in the line. Kinda like a wet Ghostbusters.
     
  17. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Will no one admit to learning how to breath through their ears?? :confused:
     
  18. Malsi thread starter macrumors regular

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    This made me lol.
     
  19. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    I used to be able to (punctured ear drum). I can also force air out of my tear duct on my left eye. I too have a deviated septum. My nose is visibly crooked.

    All that being said, I only mouth breathe when standing behind females. I've been told it's calming.
     
  20. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Touché mon amie. :D
     
  21. skunk macrumors G4

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    I thought chrmj was a bloke. :confused:
     
  22. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    I tend to breathe through my mouth as my nasal system is a bit short of a disaster lol. It looks fine, and sometimes it works!

    But I'm normally with allergies and stuff.
     
  23. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Thank you, for several reasons. :)
     
  24. alec macrumors regular

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    I'm a mouth-breather in principle (due to creepiness), but not in practice.
     
  25. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Sometimes if my nose is blocked. I'd prefer to mouth breathe than not at all. But we're out of hayfever season so all's well.
     

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