One in ten New Zealanders experience some form of breathing disorder or chronic over-breathing. This can produce a range of disturbing symptoms both baffling to you and doctor. Worry over this may lead to further over-breathing and build up of symptoms. Breathing in this way can become a habit. This in itself is a major stress and a vicious cycle is created.
Have you ever experienced any of the following:
Frequent sighing and yawning
Pins and needles
Upset gut / nausea
Tiredness and fatigue
Achey muscles and joints
Dizzy spells or feeling ‘spaced out’
Irritability or jumpiness
Feelings of ‘air hunger’
Check with your doctor if you experience these symptoms.
These are the most common symptoms resulting from disordered breathing.