I need a conscious effort to breathe properly Help?
Patient :I've had inferior turbinate hypertrophy since I was 10, for 11 years now. Only since 3 months ago, when I went to see an otolaryngologist did I realise I had such a condition. This caused me to take more notice to my breathing and I realize I don't. At least not regularly, just in very short amounts when I need to, usually through the mouth. This led to obstructive sleep apnea(I think) and caused bad headaches in the mornings as well as being detrimental to all aspects of my life(Awareness, Concentration, etc). Very shortly after learning about this, I underwent bilateral inferior turbinoplasty surgery and have since have huge improvements in quality of life. I use a nasal spray now to keep allergies I didn't know I had in check and the never ending blockage of my nose is gone. However, I still find myself breathing too little when I'm awake, and suspect I'm also not breathing healthily when I'm asleep. Only after making conscious efforts, do I breathe properly. How do I re-educate my body on breathing naturally, especially as I sleep?
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