Does your baby sleep with his mouth open?
It is not a good sign if you breathe while sleeping. From birth, we are naturally designed to breathe through our noses. Breathing through your nose filters the air to remove toxins and foreign particles.
In addition, it makes the air in the nasal cavity moist. If your children breathe through their mouths, they may have allergies, sinusitis, and many other problems. Please don’t think of it as a habit.
According to sleep experts, mouth breathing can cause sleep apnea (or worsen sleep apnea if a person already has it), which is one of the most serious health consequences of breathing habits.
When we breathe through our mouths, the airflow dries our lips and the entire mouth. As a result, the naturally occurring bacteria in our mouths change, causing tooth decay and gum disease.
Long thin face
Studies have shown that mouth breathing and lower tongue position, as mentioned above, make the lower part of the face appear longer. These features are quite pronounced in children over 5 years of age, except for the elongated lower half of the face, which is characterized by a small chin and a sloping forehead for mouth breathing, which is called a convex face.