Seeing as there was a recent question on Hyperventilation I just want to ask you all about a pattern I notice about myself.
I always find myself putting my hand to my mouth, at my desk I'll rest my thumb on my cheek making a V under my nose. I'll then exhale onto the back of my hand. On waking I often find myself in a similar situation with my hand close to my mouth and nose.
Personally I feel this is a compensation mechanism for disordered breathing and lung mechanics. The feeling of the breath on the back of the hand replaces the sensory trigger of exhalation.
Its an odd one and I can find not reference to it on the web but has anyone experienced this?