When you look at people’s progress with mewing, you often see how long it took for them to see visible results. Since mewing takes so long, there’s a huge desire to find some way to speed up the process.
The biggest factor in speeding up mewing is your age; the younger you are, the faster results come. The second biggest factor is consistency. Dr. Mew has stated that if you could find a way to mew 24/7, you would see dramatic changes even as an adult. Apart from that, there is no surefire way to speed up mewing.
HGH and Supplements
Human growth hormone is known to speed up bone remodeling. The downside is that you would have to take HGH or and HGH secretagogue like MK677, which is dangerous because you could impair your natural HGH production when you come off.
And even if you did take growth hormone, it wouldn’t make that big of a difference. Mewing would still be slow. However, if you took too much HGH, you risk developing acromegaly, which is not a great look.
As mentioned, age is the biggest factor when it comes to mewing results. As kids, our bones remodel much faster than adults. Kids also have new bone growth at suture sites.
There is a huge difference between guiding growth as a kid and relying on bone remodeling as an adult. For adults, mewing becomes exponentially harder, and it can take years of 24/7 mewing dedication to move the bone a millimeter or two.
For more info on how long mewing takes, check out our article on the topic.
Consistency Is Key
You do not see mewing results overnight. It takes months or even years to see visible results. Mewing is not a quick replacement for plastic surgery. When you mew, you use pressure to move your midface up and forward slowly, so you need to be consistent if you want to speed up your results. Consistent continuous forces over a long period of time is the only way to make bone move.
Even children do not see results that quickly. Children need to mew consistently for at least a few months to see some changes. Therefore, you need to be more conscious of when you mew and how you mew if you are an adult.
It can be difficult to mew constantly for the first few weeks because you constantly move your tongue into a new position. However, most people get the hang of it after several weeks. Some people even say they correct their tongue posture without thinking the second they wake up! Many others can mew in their sleep to some degree.
The trick is to be conscious of your tongue. If you have a hard time remembering, you could set a reminder on your phone every 30-60 minutes. Eventually, you will not need the alarm because you will remind yourself.
The goal is to mew 24/7. When you remember to mew, try to keep your tongue flat on your tongue for as long as possible.
You can aim for at least 4-8 hours a day for the first few weeks. You can gradually increase the time as you go.
A common mistake people make is they forget to swallow correctly. Having proper tongue posture is just one part of mewing; you need to make sure you do every part of it correctly and consistently.
By having proper swallowing technique, you push on your palate each time you eat and drink. Therefore, you are adding extra pressure to your palate, which can help speed up your progress.
So, how do you swallow correctly? Here is how:
- Keep your tongue, shoulder, and back straight.
- Chew your food thoroughly until it is a paste.
- When you swallow, use your tongue to lift the food toward the back of your palate.
- Press your tongue against your palate, focusing on the back third of your palate and tongue.
Add a Suction Hold
If you want to try to speed up mewing, then you can add a suction hold. It is an advanced mewing technique that can help keep your tongue on your palate while adding pressure.
Babies naturally do the suction hold – you will notice that they keep their tongues towards the back of their mouths and pressed on their palates. The vacuum should only be between your hard palate and the front third of your tongue when you try to do a suction hold. The back third of the tongue by the soft palate still requires you to press actively.
The suction hold allows you to keep your tongue up with less effort. Babies have a natural suction hold when they are born.
If you want to learn how to do a suction hold, check out this guide.
Hard mewing is the same as regular mewing or “soft” mewing. The only thing you are doing differently is using as much force as possible to push your tongue on your hard palate.
Soft mewing is the standard way of mewing that Dr. Mike Mew created. He is not sure of how effective hard mewing can be to speed up results.
However, some people state that hard mewing gives them fast and effective results.
When you try hard mewing, try not to clench your teeth. It could do more harm than good. Instead, you can focus on putting pressure on your palate with your tongue, not your jaw or teeth.
If you want to learn more about hard mewing, you can look at our guide.
So, can you mix hard mewing with the suction hold mentioned earlier? The safest answer is: no, you cannot.
It will be tough to maintain a suction hold while trying to push on your palate as hard as you can. Plus, hard mewing can actually break your suction hold. Therefore, it can be very counterproductive to try doing both.
It is also important to note that you should not try hard mewing if you are 18 years old or younger. Your bones are still malleable at that age, so soft mewing should be sufficient. You don’t want to develop asymmetries from pressing too hard.
So what if you want to try hard mewing when you are an adult? Well, most bone growth stops when you are 25 years old, but bone thickening can occur. Additionally, bones never stop changing (Coleman et al., 2010).
You can try hard mewing, as long as you do it properly, to see if you can get faster results. However, most adults will still see excellent results with “soft” mewing.
Do Chin Tucks
Chin tucks are a postural exercise that can help you correct your forward head posture. Plus, it can help you rest the back third of your tongue on your hard palate if you have trouble getting your tongue up there.
Here is how you can perform a chin tuck:
- Place a finger on your chin while you are in a standing or upright position.
- Use your finger to push your chin down until it aligns with the rest of the body. If you create lots of “double chins,” that is fine – you want that to happen. When it aligns, you should feel your tongue pressed against your hard palate.
- Hold the position for 5 seconds – not any longer than that.
- Let your body go back to its normal posture then repeat.
Here’s a video demonstrating how it’s done:
Dr. Mike Mew says that you can try to do this exercise until you complete 20 reps. You can try to do this daily or every other day. Some people do this exercise 5-7 times a day. Be sure you do not overexert yourself – only do what is comfortable for you.
So, why would a chin tuck help speed up your results? Well, proper posture is an integral part of mewing. If you want to get one of the many benefits of mewing, including better posture, then doing chin tucks can help you get faster results.