When Does Mewing Become Natural?

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When beginning mewing, it can seem really difficult. You might feel some jaw discomfort, muscle aches, and more. Many worry about how they can possibly uphold this posture for the rest of their lives.

The good news is mewing becomes easier and easier and eventually becomes your natural way of living. But how long does it take? Let’s find out!

It usually takes 4 weeks to 2 months to begin subconsciously mewing.

What is mewing?

Mewing is an orthotopic technique/exercise which originated from John Mew and was passed down to Mike Mew, who has been credited for bringing it mainstream.

Mewing aims to achieve a more attractive-looking face by enhancing the features such as the cheekbones, jawline, side profile, and much more. While mewing does not have any scientific evidence, this may be due to a lack of experiments rather than a lack of effectiveness.

It is safe to say that mewing definitely works, as there are also many articles highlighting the benefits of correct tongue posture and nasal breathing, which are core components of being. If you want to learn more about mewing, visit the Orthotropic channel hosted by Mike Mew.

When Does Mewing Become Natural?

It varies between people. However, the general consensus is 4 weeks to 2 months.

At first, mewing can incredibly uncomfortable, but as long as you have the intention and consciously put in the effort to hold the positions, natural mewing will come easily to you.

If you are only occasionally mewing, then it may take much longer. This is why it is incredibly important to begin mewing for as long as possible.

Once mewing becomes natural, you can either increase the pressure or move on to other orthotopic exercises like interoral face pulling and the McKenzie chin tuck.

The answer is that mewing is a process that takes time and practice to become natural.

To begin with, it can feel quite awkward and uncomfortable as you are trying to get used to the new tongue position.

It is also important to be aware that mewing is not a quick fix, but rather a long-term process that will take months or even years to show its full effects.

The good news is that mewing can become more natural even if you don’t have perfect results.

Even if the teeth and jaw don’t move into the desired position, you can still experience other benefits from mewing such as improved breathing and better posture.

Can You Sleep While Mewing?

Naturally mewing while sleeping is one thing, mewing while sleeping is a whole other beast.

For some reason, our bodies revert back to poor habits when we go to sleep like mouth breathing and snoring.

It takes a long time to teach our bodies to subconciously mew to the point where our bodies mew while we sleep.

You can mew in your sleep with enough dedication but it might just be impossible for many.

It’s recommended from most mewing communities to not sweat it and just focus on keeping your mouth closed and nose breathing throughout the night.


While mewing is difficult for the first few weeks, it becomes a lifelong habit after a few weeks of effort. Once that happens, you’ll be set for the rest of your life, given that you don’t give up!

So, try your best and reap the benefits of mewing.

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