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TheSleepAmbassador

TheSleepAmbassador
Joined Jan 2015
TheSleepAmbassador
Joined Jan 2015

Thank you for your post. As an advocate of the work of MyApnea.org and as The Sleep Ambassador®, www.thesleepambassador.com, I am on a quest to help people sleep better and to raise awareness and foster a call to action for those at risk for sleep apnea (as well as other sleep disorders). As for mouth taping, thank you to Dr. Burhenne for conveying the importance of nasal breathing and how/why mouth taping can help. I mouth tape, along with wearing my oral appliance for mild sleep apnea. I initially used paper tape (for me, 3M's "Nexcare Sensitive Skin" was the most gentle) as in Dr. Burhenne's video. That said, I was happy to learn that there are alternatives to using paper tape, strips actually designed for the express purpose of mouth taping. I find them superior to paper tape and very effective. The ones I use are called SomniFix. Full disclosure, I consult to the company. And if mouth taping sounds unappealing to you for whatever reason, try paper tape or the strips first during the day or evening to get used to them and, as Dr. Burhenne suggests, to see if you can breathe through your nose and are comfortable. There is also a small "vent" on the Somnifix strips which can help adapt to mouth taping, although ultimately you do not want to breathe through your mouth. For my lip structure, I need to curl my lips in ever so slightly to alleviate the SomniFix vent from allowing air flow through my mouth when I am using the strips for sleep. Here's to a great night's sleep and nasal breathing. And here is an article I wrote about proper breathing: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/are-you-breathing-properly-are-your-children/ Sweet dreams, Nancy