Using micropore tape to achieve a better night’s sleep

“Tape your mouth with micropore tape at night while you sleep”.

When I say this to people, I usually get two responses.

The first response to micropore tape

The first group is those that have tried it and are amazed at how something so simple can make such a difference. The more I learn about nasal breathing, the more impressed I am with how important it is. Filtering and humidifying the air before it enters our lungs; helps balance body chemistry by buffering the acid-alkali balance, stimulating the production of nitric oxide, which is not only antimicrobial but also expands blood vessels, improves circulation, and reduces clotting and plaque growth. Nitric oxide production occurs ONLY in the nasal passages when you breathe through your nose, so use or lose it.

The second response to micropore tape

The second group finds it difficult. There can be many reasons for this, requiring consultation with a specialist to determine the issues. One reason could be a deviation of the septum or obstruction of the nasal passages or sinuses, enlarged tonsils or adenoids. Food sensitivities may cause inflammation of the upper airway, making it difficult to breathe through your nose.

Food sensitivities are common. The classic allergic response activates a part of the immune system (immunoglobulin E or IgE) which reacts quickly and, in extreme cases, results in anaphylactic shock. There is a delayed immune response (immunoglobulin G or IgG) which may take hours or even days to take effect, making detection challenging. If you are sensitive to one food, you are likely cross-reactive to others.

Another common issue is dust mites or moulds, which cause an inflammatory response.

More about micropore tape and mouth taping

Taping is self-regulating. While sitting reading or watching TV, try putting the tape on. Stay calm and breathe slowly. The irony is that a nose that was blocked when you breathed through your nose unblocks after 1-2 minutes as you breathe through your nose. This occurs because of the correction of body chemistry and production of nitric oxide, and the benefits continue throughout the night.

Remember, when removing the tape, don’t pull it off. After a few days, your lips will be sore. Just poke your tongue out and gently remove

If the nose remains blocked or uncomfortable, gently remove the tape and explore what is going on. Breathe well; Be well.

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