Sleep like a baby, and breathe through your nose! Oral taping reduces snoring and sleep apnea
Does your mouth fall open during sleep? Do you snore or stop breathing throughout the night? Take a tip from a baby to sleep well, and breathe through your nose! Oral taping is the trendy way of keeping your mouth closed all night – so you can sleep like a baby!
Babies are obligate nasal breathers, and can manage to nurse and breathe simultaneously. This is due to the overlap between the soft palate and the epiglottis.
Mouth breathing is associated with noisy snoring and dangerous sleep apnea. Furthermore, air passing over the soft tissues of the throat can lead to dryness and irritation, even inflammation of the tonsils and adenoid tissue. As snoring occurs, the irritation to these soft tissues in the back of the throat increases yet again – creating a vicious cycle.
It only takes a small piece of tape across the mouth to keep the lips closed during sleep. Nothing dramatic, just enough the width of the lips. The type I recommend most is NexCare’s sensitive skin tape (see below).