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Sleep better with your mouth taped shut?

Mouth taping during sleep is a popular trend where someone tapes their mouth shut before sleeping to promote breathing through the nose. People may tape their mouths shut before sleep to stop snoring or reduce bad breath. The benefits of mouth taping for sleep are mainly anecdotal, as only a few studies have analyzed this trend.

Key points

  1. Mouth taping is a popular trend where someone tapes their mouth shut before sleeping to promote breathing through the nose.
  2. People may tape their mouths shut before sleep to stop snoring or reduce bad breath.
  3. The benefits of mouth taping for sleep are mainly anecdotal, as only a few studies have analyzed this trend.
  4. Side effects of mouth taping include difficulty breathing, skin irritation, and anxiety.
  5. Consult your doctor as there are no guidelines for safe mouth taping.

How does mouth taping during sleep work?

Mouth taping during sleep involves applying a porous tape over both the upper and lower lip, preventing someone from easily opening their mouth. This ensures that someone breathes through their nose while sleeping. Mouth taping may be beneficial as a treatment for snoring.

Benefits of mouth taping for sleep

Anecdotally, people claim that mouth taping during sleep relieves a variety of issues, such as snoring, fatigue, concentration problems, bad breath, and excessive nighttime thirst.

Side effects of mouth taping during sleep

Side effects of mouth taping for sleep have not been fully studied, but anecdotal reported side effects include irritation around the lips and anxiety.

What tape to use for sleep

If you want to try mouth taping during sleep, use a porous tape intended for use on the skin.

How to safely mouth tape

Since mouth taping for sleep is not considered a widely accepted practice, it is advisable to speak with your doctor before trying it.

 

Alternatives to mouth taping for sleep

There are several alternatives to mouth taping during sleep, such as sleeping on your side and using nasal strips. Additionally, there are supplements like NMN to improve sleep.

Improving sleep with the supplement NMN

NMN enhances sleep. Research has been conducted on the effect of a 12-week intake of NMN on sleep quality, fatigue, and physical performance in older Japanese adults. Click here to read more. The best NMN is available at EnduraVita, click here to visit our shop.

When to talk to your doctor

Consider making an appointment with your primary care physician if you suspect you have a sleep disorder or if your child primarily breathes through their mouth.

 

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