Take the Breathing Test

THE SYMPTOMS OF HYPERVENTILATION OFTEN APPEAR TOTALLY UNRELATED TO BREATHING. TO CHECK HOW LIKELY IT IS THAT YOU HYPERVENTILATE, TAKE THIS TEST.

 

RATE YOURSELF ON A SCALE OF 0 - 4. 0 IS NEVER, 1 IS RARELY, 2 IS SOMETIMES, 3 IS OFTEN AND 4 IS VERY OFTEN. A SCORE OF 3 FOR SIX OR MORE SYMPTOMS INDICATES LIKELY HYPERVENTILATION. CONSIDER LEARNING BUTEYKO BREATHING.

- Allergies or Hayfever

- Deep Breathing or Holding Your Breath

- Mouth Breathing

- Tight Chest

- Chest pains unrelated to heart

- Colds, Flus or Chest Infections

- Constipation or Diarrhea

- Headaches

- High Blood Pressure

- Itchy or dry Skin or Lips

- Loss of Libido

- Muscle Tension or Muscle Cramping

- Pain in Bones

- Sighing Habitually

- Stiffness in Arms or Fingers

- Frequent Throat Clearing

- Trembling or Nervous Tics

- Frequent Yawning

- Physical Exhaustion, Chronic Fatigue

- Grinding Teeth while Sleeping

- Exhausted on Waking

- Insomnia, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Frequent Waking

- Tension or Fear Without Reason, Claustrophobia

- Bloating, Flatulence or Belching

- Rapid Breathing

- Upper Chest Breathing

- Cold Hands or Feet

- Poor Concentration or Forgetfulness

- Coughing

- Depression

- Dry Mouth

- Heart pounding, Skipping or Erratic

- Irritability

- Lightheaded or Dizzy

- Excessive Mucous Production

- Nose Always Blocked

- Loss of Smell

- Sinuses Blocked or Dripping

- Sweaty Palms or Feet or Hot

- Tingling of Fingers, Toes

- Visual Disturbances Poor Night Vision

Total Score________________