In this informative podcast, Janet Bennett, successful Speech Pathologist and the founder of an innovative sleep program, I Just Want To Sleep, discusses the treatment of people who suffer from snoring and breathing issues.
As a Speech Pathologist in private practice, Bennett is excited each and every day to come to work and help people improve their lives, and eliminate their suffering. For over 40 years she’s been working in the rewarding field of speech pathology, and for the past 25 of those she’s been treating the problem of tongue thrust. She talks about tongue thrust, and the many problems that it can potentially cause, such as buck teeth or an open bite, because it can make people swallow incorrectly. She talks about one of her early patients, a 14-year old football player who was surprised to discover that his treatment had ended his snoring. In addition, he was more focused overall and in school. His grades were improving and his performance on the football field was improving as well. As Bennett had been working with patients to relieve other problems and not snoring, this particular case was a remarkable moment for the seasoned speech pathologist, and afterward she began treating snoring sufferers with her unique techniques.
Bennett discusses mouth breathing, and she explains how tongue exercises can retrain your tongue to hold itself at the roof of your mouth, which enables us to breathe naturally through our nose. She explains the importance of nitric oxide that helps regulate and invigorate the body, and how it is produced by breathing through the nose, which is all the more reason to make sure we are nose breathing and not mouth breathing when we sleep.
Bennett states that an amazingly high number, 94%, of all people treated stopped snoring. Bennett’s IJustWantToSleep® program is truly changing how people sleep and her tongue exercise program puts an end to snoring that is due to incorrect tongue position and mouth breathing.