This weeks tip is a little strange, and may not be for everyone.
It has helped me personally, and I want to help as many people as I can, as much as I can, so I wanted to share it with you all anyway.
This weeks tip is to tape your mouth closed while you sleep.
I originally started doing this after reading Breathe by James Nestor.
You can read this book if you want, but honestly it's really long and boring, and the only thing you will learn is just how important it is to breathe through your nose as much as possible.
Is breathing through your mouth occasionally or while exercising going to ruin your health?
No, a few hundred or thousand breathes here and there isn't going to ruin your health, if you need to breathe through your mouth you can.
But we do spend 1/3 of our life sleeping.
And if you spend that 1/3 of your life sleeping, breathing through your mouth, then that is a lot of mouth breathing, which could very well add up and have an impact on your health.
So what can we do about it?
We can tape our mouth closed while we sleep to train ourselves to nasal breathe.
When I first started doing this I could barely breathe through my nose while sleeping.
The first day I lasted 10 minutes before ripping the tape off.
The next day 30 minutes.
Then 1 hour.
Then 4 hours.
Now I cannot sleep without tape on my mouth, I go a full night every night and it doesn't bother me one bit.
My nasal passage is now open and used to nasal breathing. And best of all...
I no longer snore.
Before taping my mouth closed to sleep I used to snore, not loudly, but my wife still told me I did.
Now that I tape my mouth closed to sleep, I no longer snore.
However, while all of this is great, there was one issue.
There wasn't a tape designed specifically for taping your mouth closed while you sleep.
Regular tape is not strong enough to stay on all night.
And tape that is strong enough to stay on all night has another issue, it hurts and can pull the skin off your lips when removing it.
So this story is a little bit like our sleep mask.
I wanted to start sleeping better on night shift with a good sleep mask and couldn't find one on the market.
I also wanted to help other night shift workers like my wife sleep better.
So I created the best sleep mask.
Well now after sleeping with mouth tape for over a year, and seeing first hand just how much my sleep and health have improved, I want to share it with my favourite group of people who want to improve their sleep and health - you!
So after struggling for a year to find a good tape, I created one for myself, and for others who want to tape their mouth while they sleep.
The Best Mouth Tape for Sleep
It's strong enough to stay on all night.
Porous and breathable.
And comes off without damaging your lips.
It includes 30 easy to use strips so that you don't need scissors next to your bed.
Just peel a strip off, apply it and you are ready to sleep.
The strips are shaped perfectly to cover your mouth, but also allow you to breathe out the sides of your mouth if needed so you aren't suffocated like a hostage.
If you want to try them you can view them here:View Mouth Tape →
Breathing through your mouth is bad. Breathing through your nose is good.
You breathe a lot at night, so if you breathe through your mouth at night, that can be bad.
Taping your mouth closed at night forces you to breathe through your nose, which is good.
It may be hard at first, but it will get easier as your nose adapts.
I definitely feel better and get sick less. I assume it would have the same affect for you.
You may even stop snoring like I did.
1. Try taping your mouth closed while you sleep
2. Try our mouth tape if you want the easiest and best experienceView Mouth Tape →