Mouth Taping, Anyone Else Doing It?

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I wish I had known about taping my mouth shut at bedtime 50 years ago. If so I would have more teeth now.
I would always wake up in the morning with my mouth open and my throat and mouth completely dried out.

Now at bedtime I put a small piece of 3M Nexcare tape on my lips to hold my mouth closed while I sleep.
No more dried out throat in the morning.

I also put a Breathe Right Extra Strength Nasal Strip on my nose to get maximum air flow through my nose.
 
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Ha! When I read your post title my mind went straight to “taping mouth at night so you don’t say something dumb to your wife that gets you into trouble”!

As you might guess, at times, I say dumb stuff.
 
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This is really a thing? Never heard of such. I feel like that would take a little getting used to, falling asleep with your mouth taped shut.
 
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I've been doing this for over a year now with excellent results. I no longer snore and sleep much better.

Try it, might help you too!
 
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My SIL just got told she had undiagnosed sleep apnea. They also told her she was down to 65% heart function because she wasn't getting enough oxygen in her sleep for years. She is now on a sleep apnea machine. I just mention this FWIW, hoping no one else finds themself in a similar situation.
 
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My SIL just got told she had undiagnosed sleep apnea. They also told her she was down to 65% heart function because she wasn't getting enough oxygen in her sleep for years. She is now on a sleep apnea machine. I just mention this FWIW, hoping no one else finds themself in a similar situation.
Sleep apnea is no joke. I've been on a CPAP for close to 10 years now and as much as it sucks wearing a full face mask to sleep, it's made a huge difference. I'm hoping I didn't do too much damage to my heart by waiting too long to take that sleep study
 
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She is sleeping a heck of a lot better with the face mask. They still have to do a sleep study in order for her insurance company to buy the CPAP which she is renting out of her pocket at the moment.
 
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She is sleeping a heck of a lot better with the face mask. They still have to do a sleep study in order for her insurance company to buy the CPAP which she is renting out of her pocket at the moment.
Glad to hear she is doing better. I never realized how much the CPAP helped until I lost power one night and didn't have my generator. I was completely useless the next day
 
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This is really a thing?
Do a search for mouth taping, you will be surprised how much info comes up
Never heard of such. I feel like that would take a little getting used to, falling asleep with your mouth taped shut.
I started with 3M Micopore 1 inch wide all the way across my mouth. no problem falling asleep.
If need to open mouth, just try to open and stick out your tongue, the tape will let loose.
 
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Do a search for mouth taping, you will be surprised how much info comes up

I started with 3M Micopore 1 inch wide all the way across my mouth. no problem falling asleep.
If need to open mouth, just try to open and stick out your tongue, the tape will let loose.
I don't really snore (unless I'm pretty drunk) and I have no issues sleeping. SO thankfully I will not be having to tape my mouth shut. But for those of you that have issues I could see how this would be a wonderful thing.
 
 
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