Talk:Nostril

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Why it is natural for the nostrils to switch every 4 hours? 70.111.251.203 13:14, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

I got to this page after seeing on a forum that it switches every 20 minutes. I see no reason, it sounds like an urban myth to me. ZoFreX 20:49, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
There's some good information on Pubmed when you search for nostril alternate. Here are some article titles that maybe could be used for this article. I didn't go through them all.
Influence of alternate nostril breathing on cardiorespiratory and autonomic functions in healthy young adults.H
The effect of the nasal cycle on mucociliary clearance.E
Yogurt breathing through a particular nostril increases spatial memory scores without lateralized effects.L
EEG changes during forced alternate nostril breathing.P
Breathing through a particular nostril can alter metabolism and autonomic activities.
-Barry- 01:30, 15 May 2006 (UTC)

I'm not sure exactly what's being said here but I know it's incorrect to say that people -usually- only breathe through one nostril at a time. When they aren't congested (which admittedly isn't often) I always breathe through both at once.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.72.21.221 (talk) 22:38, 18 July 2007‎

Then you are quite especial. It is indeed true, that people usually breath only through one nostril at a time, even if they're both totally free and uncongested — as for me, I'm currently left-breathing. Ask me again in half an hour or so. ;) — N-true 00:15, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
Testing with the use of a small piece of tissue paper held in tweezers and a mirror shows that my nostils are both moving air when I breathe. Though one does seem to have a slightly stronger flow than the other. I am not suffering from any cold or other respitory condition. So, I think the one-at-a-time claim is false. Obviously a larger sample would be needed for confirmation. I suggest we get the mythbusters :) - Anon one-time contributer. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.101.122.85 (talk) 15:10, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

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