Why should we breathe through the nose rather than through the mouth?

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  1. Myn Is Me profile image72
    Myn Is Meposted 6 years ago

    Why should we breathe through the nose rather than through the mouth?


  2. Digitskyes profile image70
    Digitskyesposted 6 years ago

    There are little hairs in the nose designed to filter out air born particles, which are the trapped in the mucus and removed when you blow your nose for one.

    But the main reason I breath through the nose is because it's easier to breath into your 'belly' that way.
    And by belly I mean the deeper more meditative type of breathing referred to as Belly Breathing which feels like you are breathing into the lower belly region of your body.
    I wrote this hub on the subject infact: http://digitskyes.hubpages.com/hub/Do-Y … -to-Breath

    Most of the recommended meditation breathing seems to be, breathing in through the nose and then out through the mouth...but I often just use the nose for both in and out.

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    The tiny hairs in your nose filter out the dust and other particles that would be bad for your lungs.

  4. MisterH profile image61
    MisterHposted 6 years ago

    Because breathing through your mouth just makes you look stupid.

  5. Bits-n-Pieces profile image81
    Bits-n-Piecesposted 6 years ago

    Because the nose is lined with tiny hairs which act as a strainer and prevent dust entering the lungs, though they do not hinder air.

    Besides purifying the air, the nose also warms it.

  6. health advice profile image79
    health adviceposted 6 years ago

    It is better to breathe through the nose than through the mouth.

    The nose performs two very important functions when you breathe in. It warms the air and cleans it. The air is warmed by passing over the many small blood vessels that lie close to the surface within the nose. It is cleaned by passing through tiny hairs and over slimy mucus that is produced by special glands. This mucus also helps to kill germs. The mouth should act as an air-intake only in emergencies, when the nose is blocked or when large amounts of oxygen are needed.


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