Adults

Snoring and/or mouth breathing, which many people may consider “normal” are possible signs of sleep disordered breathing as they are often caused by a restricted upper airway. All breathing should be silent and through the nose. Not only is the silence appreciated by others, but there are many other health benefits from quiet nasal breathing.
Sleep Apnea

Compared to our ancestors, our jaws, skull and airway are much smaller and constricted. Humans are now the only species whose teeth no longer fit in their mouths; they grow in crooked necessitating orthodontics and removal of teeth. A smaller mouth and obstructed nose also make it harder to breathe. This is an epidemic brought upon ourselves by our modern culture and standard American diet. We just assume that chronic disease such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, snoring and sleep apnea are inevitable. Why is this? As humans, we have evolved into a smarter species but are de-evolving into an unhealthier species. Let’s work together to take back your health and help you become a Breathe.Sleep.Thrive. adult.

What are the stats?
Currently in America, statistics show that roughly 50-70 million adults have a sleep disorder, 25 million have obstructive sleep apnea, 48% report snoring, and 40% report daytime drowsiness. Further, over 80% of moderate to severe cases go undiagnosed. Two-thirds of adults fail to obtain less than the recommended 8 hours of sleep at night, putting themselves at increased risk for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. These are staggering numbers. No wonder we are beginning to realize that the shorter we sleep, the shorter our life span.
Linking your teeth and chronic health issues
The following list contains warning signs that something is wrong and you may be experiencing abnormal sleep and breathing. Unless there is intervention to correct sleeplessness and abnormal breathing, then the first health domino has fallen triggering a cascade of chronic inflammation and disease.

Mouth breathing | Labored breathing | Snoring | Teeth Grinding | Dental Cavities | TMJ | Crooked Teeth | Narrow/Small Mouth | ADD/ADHD | Allergies | Asthma | Diabetes | Obesity | Hypertension Depression | Anxiety Sinus infections | Gastric Reflux | Chronic pain | Gag Reflex | Trouble Swallowing | Thyroid Issues

Fight or flight relaxation
One of the most common cascades of disease we see is from overbreathing or mouth breathing. If you wake up with a dry mouth, always need dental work, grind your teeth, snore, have TMJ, are chronically anxious, depressed or tired then you probably suffer from sleep disordered breathing. Mouth breathing triggers the sympathetic nervous system or the fight or flight response. Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome is a mild form of sleep apnea and interferes with the amount of deep, restorative sleep your mind and body needs to restore and recharge.

One of our primary goals is to help someone keep their mouth closed and learn how to breathe out of the nose. Nasal breathing quiets the mind, filters the air we breathe and delivers optimal oxygen throughout our body. We say it every day: lips together, teeth apart, tongue resting on the roof of the mouth and breathing in and out of the nose. That’s about as simple as it gets when treating sleep, breathing and TMJ disorders.

The Good News!
The Breathe.Sleep.Thrive method has been designed to promote the proper growth and development of the jaw and airway to optimize airflow and promote proper nasal breathing while decreasing overall inflammation in the body. This helps minimize dental disease as well. As these areas develop many of the symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing disappear. When adults can breathe properly, they can begin to take charge of their health and their lives! Our goal is to help you harness the power of high quality sleep, so you can use sleep as a performance booster instead of it dragging you down.
What are the stats?
Currently in America, statistics show that roughly 50-70 million adults have a sleep disorder, 25 million have obstructive sleep apnea, 48% report snoring, and 40% report daytime drowsiness. Further, over 80% of moderate to severe cases go undiagnosed. Two-thirds of adults fail to obtain less than the recommended 8 hours of sleep at night, putting themselves at increased risk for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. These are staggering numbers. No wonder we are beginning to realize that the shorter we sleep, the shorter our life span.
Linking your teeth and chronic health issues
The following list contains warning signs that something is wrong and you may be experiencing abnormal sleep and breathing. Unless there is intervention to correct sleeplessness and abnormal breathing, then the first health domino has fallen triggering a cascade of chronic inflammation and disease.

Mouth breathing | Labored breathing | Snoring | Teeth Grinding | Dental Cavities | TMJ | Crooked Teeth | Narrow/Small Mouth | ADD/ADHD | Allergies | Asthma | Diabetes | Obesity | Hypertension Depression | Anxiety Sinus infections | Gastric Reflux | Chronic pain | Gag Reflex | Trouble Swallowing | Thyroid Issues

Fight or flight relaxation
One of the most common cascades of disease we see is from overbreathing or mouth breathing. If you wake up with a dry mouth, always need dental work, grind your teeth, snore, have TMJ, are chronically anxious, depressed or tired then you probably suffer from sleep disordered breathing. Mouth breathing triggers the sympathetic nervous system or the fight or flight response. Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome is a mild form of sleep apnea and interferes with the amount of deep, restorative sleep your mind and body needs to restore and recharge.

One of our primary goals is to help someone keep their mouth closed and learn how to breathe out of the nose. Nasal breathing quiets the mind, filters the air we breathe and delivers optimal oxygen throughout our body. We say it every day: lips together, teeth apart, tongue resting on the roof of the mouth and breathing in and out of the nose. That’s about as simple as it gets when treating sleep, breathing and TMJ disorders.

The Good News!
The Breathe.Sleep.Thrive method has been designed to promote the proper growth and development of the jaw and airway to optimize airflow and promote proper nasal breathing while decreasing overall inflammation in the body. This helps minimize dental disease as well. As these areas develop many of the symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing disappear. When adults can breathe properly, they can begin to take charge of their health and their lives! Our goal is to help you harness the power of high quality sleep, so you can use sleep as a performance booster instead of it dragging you down.
Breathe.Sleep.Thrive. Treatment for Adults
Initial Conversation
The initial conversation can be done over the phone, virtual or in person depending on the circumstances. Our goal is to be as efficient as possible to maximize your time and quickly get your compass oriented back towards health. Your Breath to Thrive provider will start by listening to your story and then having a conversation about your past and present health. An in depth look into your health history helps us connect the dots with what is truly going on within your body and starts to reveal the root cause of your symptoms. An important thing that will guide your treatment is by having you define your top 3 health wishes, – symptoms you would like to alleviate or improve.
Jaw Growth Correction
The Breathe.Sleep.Thrive. solution is to help guide the growth of the jaw structure, to develop the airway and create enough room in the mouth for the tongue to function in a normal manner. We want the tongue, lips, cheeks, teeth, airway and TMJs to all be in balance for optimal function. To achieve this, we must evaluate where is the anatomical constriction in the jaws, face and airway and provide a solution that enlarges the constriction and provides harmony to the system. Just like with kids, we can expand the jaws and fix crooked teeth using dental appliances and orthodontic solutions. This comprises a comprehensive structural and functional evaluation of the TMJ’s, mouth, tongue function, breathing ability, facial profile, posture, dental bite, and much more. It all starts with 3D jaw diagnostics to help formulate the treatment choices you have.

Yes, we can manage some of these problems, but the goal is to provide root cause treatment solutions so you don’t have to rely on a CPAP or medications to feel good every day. This is a medical problem with a dental solution.

Holistic Solutions
Part of the Breath.Sleep.Thrive. Method is to teach each person the link between our teeth, real food, and the healing power of proper breathing. Epigenetics means we have the power to influence our genes in a positive or negative way by our lifestyle choices. Yes, jaw expansion is vital, but the key lies in developing the whole body and mind for life changing natural health. We are advocates for nutrient rich, bone-building diets, exercise, movement, mindfulness, sleep hygiene, proper breathing (Buteyko breathing), lip taping, and adequate deep sleep. These concepts help minimize inflammation in the body and act as high octane brain fuel. You are not alone on this journey. We will help guide and teach you these foundational building blocks.
Collaborative Care
We believe in a team approach and lean on other specialists to help deliver the best care for you. We have worked to put together a team of like minded practitioners such as an airway focused ENT, Myofunctional Therapist, Chiropractor, Physical Therapist, Nutritionist, Sleep Physician, Exercise Coach among others. We will guide you as needed with these recommendations and our preferred Breathe To Thrive partners within the community.
Breathe.Sleep.Thrive. Treatment for Adults
Initial Conversation
The initial conversation can be done over the phone, virtual or in person depending on the circumstances. Our goal is to be as efficient as possible to maximize your time and quickly get your compass oriented back towards health. Your Breath to Thrive provider will start by listening to your story and then having a conversation about your past and present health. An in depth look into your health history helps us connect the dots with what is truly going on within your body and starts to reveal the root cause of your symptoms. An important thing that will guide your treatment is by having you define your top 3 health wishes, – symptoms you would like to alleviate or improve.
Jaw Growth Correction
The Breathe.Sleep.Thrive. solution is to help guide the growth of the jaw structure, to develop the airway and create enough room in the mouth for the tongue to function in a normal manner. We want the tongue, lips, cheeks, teeth, airway and TMJs to all be in balance for optimal function. To achieve this, we must evaluate where is the anatomical constriction in the jaws, face and airway and provide a solution that enlarges the constriction and provides harmony to the system. Just like with kids, we can expand the jaws and fix crooked teeth using dental appliances and orthodontic solutions. This comprises a comprehensive structural and functional evaluation of the TMJ’s, mouth, tongue function, breathing ability, facial profile, posture, dental bite, and much more. It all starts with 3D jaw diagnostics to help formulate the treatment choices you have.

Yes, we can manage some of these problems, but the goal is to provide root cause treatment solutions so you don’t have to rely on a CPAP or medications to feel good every day. This is a medical problem with a dental solution.

Holistic Solutions
Part of the Breath.Sleep.Thrive. Method is to teach each person the link between our teeth, real food, and the healing power of proper breathing. Epigenetics means we have the power to influence our genes in a positive or negative way by our lifestyle choices. Yes, jaw expansion is vital, but the key lies in developing the whole body and mind for life changing natural health. We are advocates for nutrient rich, bone-building diets, exercise, movement, mindfulness, sleep hygiene, proper breathing (Buteyko breathing), lip taping, and adequate deep sleep. These concepts help minimize inflammation in the body and act as high octane brain fuel. You are not alone on this journey. We will help guide and teach you these foundational building blocks.
Collaborative Care
We believe in a team approach and lean on other specialists to help deliver the best care for you. We have worked to put together a team of like minded practitioners such as an airway focused ENT, Myofunctional Therapist, Chiropractor, Physical Therapist, Nutritionist, Sleep Physician, Exercise Coach among others. We will guide you as needed with these recommendations and our preferred Breathe To Thrive partners within the community.
Breathe to Thrive Method

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