Sleep Disorders

Myofunctional therapy is a revolutionary and noninvasive approach to address sleep disorders, targeting the fundamental causes often related to oral and facial muscle function. These disorders, including sleep apnea, snoring, and mouth breathing, can significantly affect an individual's quality of life and overall health.  

At Southwest Myofunctional Therapy, we perform myofunctional therapy to improve sleep quality by training and strengthening the oral and facial muscles, correcting harmful oral habits, and promoting proper tongue and lip positioning during sleep. By doing so, it provides a holistic solution that not only alleviates symptoms but also addresses the root causes of sleep disorders. This approach empowers individuals to enjoy restful and rejuvenating sleep, promoting daytime alertness and enhanced well-being. It is an appealing alternative for those seeking long-term relief from sleep disturbances.

How Myofunctional Therapy Can Help Individuals With Sleep Disorders

Muscle Training 

Our myofunctional therapist in Albuquerque, NM, works with individuals to improve the strength and coordination of oral and facial muscles. Specific exercises help develop these muscles to function optimally during sleep.

Airway Management 

Our therapist addresses issues like mouth breathing and tongue positioning to ensure proper airflow through the nose, reducing sleep apnea and snoring.

Habit Correction 

Myofunctional therapy helps individuals break harmful oral habits, such as thumb-sucking or tongue thrusting, that could exacerbate sleep disorders.

Tongue-Tie Correction 

For individuals with tongue-tie, myofunctional therapy may include exercises and techniques to improve tongue mobility, allowing for better airflow during sleep. 

The Benefits of Myofunctional Therapy for Sleep Disorders 

Improved Sleep Quality 

Myofunctional therapy in Albuquerque, NM, targets the root causes of sleep disorders, such as mouth breathing, poor tongue and lip posture, and harmful oral habits. By retraining the muscles involved in these functions, the therapy can help individuals achieve better sleep quality.  

Reduced disturbances like snoring and sleep apnea can lead to more restful and uninterrupted sleep, resulting in increased daytime alertness and improved cognitive function.

Holistic Approach 

Myofunctional therapy offers a holistic approach to addressing sleep disorders. Rather than just addressing the symptoms, it targets the underlying issues frequently related to oral and facial muscle function. This comprehensive approach contributes to long-term relief. 

Reduction of Snoring 

For individuals who suffer from snoring, myofunctional therapy can be a game-changer. By promoting proper tongue and lip posture and muscle function, snoring can often be significantly reduced, improving the sleep quality of the person with the sleep disorder and that of their sleeping partner. 

Sleep disorders can profoundly impact an individual's life, causing fatigue, irritability, and even more severe health issues. Myofunctional therapy offers a promising, noninvasive solution that addresses the root causes of these disorders related to oral and facial muscle function. Visit Southwest Myofunctional Therapy at 4800 Juan Tabo Blvd NE STE D, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or call (505) 218-6565 to explore this holistic and effective treatment option.


4800 Juan Tabo Blvd NE STE D,
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Office Hours

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