I have 2 children 3 1/2 and 17 months, and I can remember when I was pregnant with my youngest I was always having a hard time catching my breath, or taking a deep breath. When I had her it felt like at the moment she came out she let go of my lungs and I could breathe again. A few months ago I started again with not being able to take a deep breath, and having the feeling to yawning to satisify the feeling. Sometimes it works, sometimes it don't. I have also noticed that if I am slouched I can't get a good breath, I have to be sitting up straight. Does anyone have any suggestion of what could be wrong. Other than this problem, I feel fine, I am what I call active, chasing 2 small kids around. It comes and goes, but if I wake up having a hard time, it will be like that all day. Other days I wake up fine and can breath fine all day. Please any suggestions or concerns will help.
I'm mom too and my daughter experiences this quite often. She even struggles to yawn and demands that there be no distractions (especially noise) b/c she actually has to concentrate to get a deep enough breath for her yawn to be satisfied!
She, of course, has acute asthma but has experienced quite a huge difference in relief as her lung capacity has been deepened and strengthened through regular daily maintenance with her salt pipe (all natural respiratory inhaler).
It seems too, according to your description, that you need to deepen the capacity of your lungs to take in more and sufficient amounts of air...
Please take care and let us know how you get on with any progress.
The two nostrils have different effects on the brain, and when breathing through one nostril is not enough(because of blockage), some problem is noticed.
Do this to balance your breathing and you will feel the positive benefits. If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume later.
Anulom Vilom –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 10 to 20 minutes twice a day(maximum 60 minutes in one day).
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.