Do you have difficulty breathing?

Do you have a breathing pattern disorder?

Typical symptoms are:

  • Feeling of 'air hunger' at rest or during movement / sport
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Feeling anxious and uptight
  • Sore neck shoulders and back

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What is Disordered Breathing?

Disordered breathing occurs when upper chest breathing, usually at a faster rate and often through the mouth, becomes the dominant pattern of breathing especially at rest. 

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Common Triggers

  • Anaemia
  • Anxiety or low-grade chronic depression
  • Asthma, COPD, chest problems

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One in 10 people experience breathing pattern disorder or chronic over breathing. Nijmegen Questionnaire (NQ) symptoms dysfunctional breathing patterns.

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The Nijmegen Questionnaire (NQ) gives a broad view of symptoms associated with dysfunctional breathing patterns.

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