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Mouth or Nose

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ciphon, 18 Sep 2009.

  1. Ciphon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Dec 2008

    Posts: 2,341

    Location: Hampshire

    When your laying in bed at night trying to get to sleep, do you breath through your mouth, or through your nose?

    I'm a nose breather, as when I breath through my mouth, my lips, mouth and back of my throat go completely dry, and there is no way I'll fall asleep like that.

    My girlfriend is a mouth breather, and gets extremely annoyed when I breath through my nose, saying it's louder and it stops her from falling asleep! I don't consider myself to be a heavy breather.

    I was just wondering what the consensus on this is, and if possible, could a poll be added? :D
  2. Le_Petit_Lapin


    Joined: 5 Sep 2005

    Posts: 11,742

    Location: Northern Ireland

    Mouth, and I reportedly snore like a pig. Nose is always semi-blocked though.
  3. The Dread Pirate


    Joined: 15 Aug 2007

    Posts: 15,793

    Location: Outside in the bushes

    I breathe through both except when I'm eating then it's just nose!
  4. theevilsam


    Joined: 15 Aug 2008

    Posts: 104

    Location: Brecon Wales

    I try not to breath, that gets me to sleep really quickly... ;)

    A bit of both though?
  5. Makunouchi


    Joined: 4 Feb 2008

    Posts: 3,409

    Location: Brighton

    Nose obviously.... how could anyone do it through the mouth and not wake up totally dry mouthed, dehydrated and with a headache?
  6. antijoke


    Joined: 28 Jan 2003

    Posts: 38,516

    Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon

    Ears. She loves it.
  7. The Dread Pirate


    Joined: 15 Aug 2007

    Posts: 15,793

    Location: Outside in the bushes

    I can! Although after a heavy nights drinking I do wake up with those symptoms regardless! My advice to you would be drink less!
  8. Fenris


    Joined: 3 Feb 2009

    Posts: 8,693

    Location: Brighton, UK.

    Nose, I hate having my mouth open when I'm trying to sleep, if I have a cold for instane and can't breath through my nose it takes me ages to get to sleep.
  9. reflux


    Joined: 15 Nov 2007

    Posts: 12,837

    Location: Enfield

    Nose, if I can. I sleep face down, and peculiarly if I turn on my right my nose usually blocks, which means I have to sleep on my left which means I have an achy neck most of the time :(
  10. y2viks

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Dec 2003

    Posts: 1,652

    Location: I Freed Fishfingers 13/08

    I guess my nose, because the only time i get dry mouth is when i have a blocked nose
  11. agnes


    Joined: 1 Dec 2006

    Posts: 16,127

    Location: Amsterdam, NL

    Not sure, normally I am asleep, I am told I snore as loud as a whale during mating season though.

  12. Deadbeat


    Joined: 26 May 2009

    Posts: 5,417

    My ex said this in response to an 'ideal man' question - extremely long tongue, breathes through his ears.
  13. bitslice


    Joined: 18 May 2006

    Posts: 9,041

    lol :)

    nose breathers make an annoying whistling noise, but I think the body is designed to breathe in through the nose - that's why it has hairs and the mouth doesn't (generally)
  14. BennyC


    Joined: 25 Sep 2006

    Posts: 13,919

    Nose until I fall asleep. Then the jaw drops open, dribble floods out and the cotton mouth ensues. :p
  15. twist3d0n3


    Joined: 3 Aug 2008

    Posts: 10,483

    Location: Bath, England

    don't you get a sore throat if you breath through your mouth? whenever i've got a cold and thus a blocked nose, i have to breath through my mouth, and if i didn't have a sore throat before, guaranteed i do after :(
  16. Marky


    Joined: 16 Apr 2007

    Posts: 23,335

    Location: UK

    Nose - but I may open my mouth during the night whilst sleeping to eat spiders... yum :)
  17. SfnX

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Apr 2009

    Posts: 1,134

    Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

    nose, unless i have a cold
  18. h00fzilla


    Joined: 1 Jul 2009

    Posts: 674

    Location: Finsbury Park


    I have a deviated septum from several nose breaks; I need to get it sorted at some point or my girlfriend will smother me in my sleep so she can get some proper kip.
  19. SixTwoSix


    Joined: 14 Sep 2007

    Posts: 11,451

    Location: Rugby

    Popped in here thinking it was a thread about where you hit someone at the start of a fight, lol
  20. mac1st3


    Joined: 14 Jun 2009

    Posts: 4,170

    Location: Southampton

    usually nose, but once I'm asleep it depends on if I've been drinking or how I'm lying, then I'll use my mouth