How long to Mew in a Day? Tips and tricks

Dr. Mike Mew, founder of the mewing technique, in a suit, representing expert advice on daily mewing practices.

How long should you Mew in Day? 

Optimizing Your Mewing Routine: Achieving the Best Mewing Results

Developing correct tongue posture throughout the day can have a positive impact on your facial structure. To fully commit to mewing, it's crucial to incorporate it into your routine as much as possible. Neglecting consistent mewing means missing out on potential gains.

Mewing should be practiced 24/7. The duration of mewing is more important than the force applied. Mewing for just a few hours a day is unlikely to yield noticeable changes or prevent the natural facial recession that occurs with aging.


Let's delve into a brief history lesson

Ancient skulls exhibit well-developed lower facial areas, perfectly aligned teeth, and prominent jaws. These features were primarily shaped by the lifestyle of our ancestors.


Why did our ancestors have perfect teeth and jaws.


However, thousands of years later, we face challenges such as teeth misalignment, underdeveloped jaws, and malocclusion.

Our modern lifestyle lacks the activities necessary for optimal facial development. We consume softer foods, chew less, and lead more sedentary lives.


Common Mistakes to Avoid:

To effectively enhance your facial structure, it's essential to practice correct mewing for a full 24 hours.

This will not only bring changes to the jaw area but also lead to an overall facial uplift. The speed and extent of the results will vary depending on your age and dedication to mewing.


Mewing for 24 hours


Merely placing your tongue on the roof of your mouth for 24 hours a day is not sufficient to guarantee desired mewing outcomes. The results also rely on proper technique.

Incorporating the back third of your tongue, incorporating occasional elements of chewing throughout the day, and maintaining contact between your teeth during mewing are essential.

Additionally, maintaining good overall body posture is crucial for effortless mewing rather than facing unnecessary difficulties.


Balancing Forces: Soft Mewing vs. Hard Mewing

The amount of force applied distinguishes regular mewing from hard mewing. Hard mewing involves exerting maximum force to push your tongue against the roof of your mouth. The goal of hard mewing is to expedite results.

Furthermore, hard mewing reinforces neural pathways, enabling longer periods of correct tongue posture. Soft mewing, on the other hand, involves mewing without applying excessive force.



Hard mewing is popular among adults who begin mewing later in life as their facial structure becomes less malleable than during childhood. Adult bones are more rigid and require greater force to induce changes.

Remember that practicing regular mewing requires realistic expectations, as visible changes will take time. Achieving a well-defined jaw is not an instantaneous process.

While hard mewing may provide a noticeable sensation of increased pressure due to conscious tongue placement, it's crucial to avoid overexertion.

Applying excessive force can exhaust the tongue, necessitating rest. Resting the tongue can negatively impact your results compared to consistently practicing soft mewing from the beginning. When it comes to biomechanics, longer durations with gentle forces always surpass shorter durations with stronger forces.


Wolff's Law:


Wolfs Law and Mewing


The Dynamic Nature of Bones Our bones are dynamic structures that undergo constant remodeling. This process involves specialized cells: osteoclasts remove and break down old bone, while osteoblasts encourage bone growth by depositing new tissues.


bone mewing


Julius Wolff, a German surgeon, proposed that bone structure is significantly influenced by the stress placed upon it. He suggested that bones can adapt to the loads they bear, leading to bone formation and changes in bone structure.

This concept can be applied to mewing, implying that the force applied to the roof of the mouth can reshape the bones in the jaw and surrounding areas.

However, it remains to be determined whether intense forces actually strengthen the bones further and impede potential mewing gains. For those who prefer to stay on the side of caution, sticking to regular soft mewing is recommended.


Solidifying Your Mewing Habit

Individuals who have been practicing mewing for years will attest that it requires practice and commitment before reaching a point where mewing becomes second nature.

One common reason people give up on mewing is the lack of immediate results.

It's important to understand that the journey towards mewing results begins with conditioning your body to adopt the practice. Like any habit, mewing requires a consistent stimulus.


3 year Mewing Before & After Transformation


Here are a few tips to help you establish mewing as a regular part of your routine:

  1. Gain Motivation from Others: If you find yourself hesitant to fully commit to mewing, seek motivation from online forums such as the MewingHub Forum. By looking at before-and-after photos of others and hearing their success stories, you can find inspiration to persevere.

  2. Set Reminders: Use alarms or scheduling apps to remind yourself of designated mewing times throughout the day. Ensure that the alarms don't disrupt others around you. Setting reminders at regular intervals, such as every half hour or 15 minutes, can be helpful in reinforcing the habit.

  3. Utilize Psychological Triggers: Train your mind to associate specific items, activities, or areas of your home with mewing. For example, you can associate mewing with seeing a particular object or performing household chores. You can even associate mewing with phone vibrations or receiving messages. Find a trigger that works best for you to remind yourself that it's time to practice mewing.



Mewing will eventually become a seamless part of your daily routine, and it will become easier with time. Remember that proper mewing should be practiced 24/7.

If you initially find it challenging, start small by engaging in mewing for a couple of hours each day. You'll likely notice your body naturally encouraging you to practice mewing more.



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