Manage episode 361723108 series 3340361
If you suffer with daytime sleepiness, unsatisfactory sleep or have been told that you snore, then there is a good chance that how you breathe isn't as efficient as it could be.
This is important because how we breathe affects our health and well-being and can particularly affect us during perimenopause and menopause.
Studies show that the menopausal transition is significantly associated with an increased likelihood of having sleep-disordered breathing as hormones affect how we breathe.
So I was delighted to be joined this week by Dr Louise Oliver, a GP of 20 years, a functional breathing practitioner and therapeutic life coach.
Louise has had an interest in women's health and menopause for many years and now incorporates her skills as a functional breathing practitioner to help women breathe more efficiently.
Join us in this conversation where we discuss:
🎙️ How breathing is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to managing peri/menopause
🎙️ What sparked Louise's interest in learning more about breathing
🎙️ What effective and efficient breathing is
🎙️ What happens when we’re not breathing properly
🎙️ How hormones affect our breathing
🎙️ How to know if you’re not breathing effectively at night
🎙️ The importance of nasal breathing
🎙️ What you can do to help yourself breathe more efficiently
🎙️ The power of the autonomic nervous system and how the way we breathe affects it
🎙️ How disordered breathing can affect weight gain
These are the useful links we discussed:
Mr Vik Veer Throat exercises for snoring & sleep apnoea:
Dr Louise's website:
This is the page with detailed information for those that want to take action to improve their breathing:
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