1 Chapter 37 : Evaluation of Nasal Breathing Function

  title={1 Chapter 37 : Evaluation of Nasal Breathing Function},
  author={John F. Pallanch and Thomas V. McCaffrey and Eugene Barton Kern}
The sensation of comfortable nasal breathing is a complex phenomenon. Many people enjoy the everyday act of breathing through the nose with their mouth closed, although some patients spend a lifetime mouth breathing without complaint (Niinimaa et al, 1981). In optimal nasal respiration, air would pass over the maximum amount of nasal mucosa with resulting humidification, cleansing, and warming but without the sensation of dyspnea.