Do you or someone you know suffer from snoring?
People all over the world are discovering that by taping your mouth shut at night and forcing yourself to breathe through your nostrils instead of your mouth can help to cure many ailments tied to snoring. Things like cavities in your teeth, heart health, and so much more.
The technique was discovered around the 1950s by a Soviet doctor named, Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko. He believed that by taping your mouth at night, one can relieve many respiratory conditions that are blamed for not properly breathing through the nostrils.
As it turns out, breathing through your nostrils helps to increase the nitric oxide that's flowing through your blood vessels. It's a molecule plays a very important part in our overall health. We get it by eating foods that are rich in nutrients, or through nose breathing. It gets harder and harder for your body to create nitric oxide as you age in life. Can you imagine what's happening when you are suffering from sleep apnea or mouth breathing? Many people who breathe through their mouths during their sleep maybe obstructing their airways. Snorers are at risk for things like high blood pressure, inflammation, weight gain, mood, ADHD, and so much more. If you get up in the middle of the night just to pee, have bad breath in the morning, snore, have sinuses, have gum problems or cavities, you may be a mouth breather.
How taping your mouth at night helps
Sure it sounds a bit creepy to tape your mouth shut. But if you're not running or climbing steps, you shouldn't be breathing through your mouth. Taping your mouth may be the only solution at night, besides getting a CPAP/APAP machine. People online (below) have noticed that they are waking up much more refreshed after having their mouth taped shut. The tape that they're using is surgical micropore tape usually found near the bandages in most stores. There are also professional products created just for the purpose of shutting your mouth at night, but good ol' surgical tape gets the job done for cheap.
Simply tape your lips and close your eyes to sleep. Watch your beard!
There's a chance that you'll need to spend a few nights getting used to having tape on your lips; but if you wake up with the tape still on, you just breathed an entire night through your nostrils. Experts have noted that this should only be done for older children and up and believe that the technique is perfectly safe.
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