Sleep apnea can be hard to live with. As well as disrupting sleep, it’s known to cause or contribute to serious health problems, including anxiety, depression, cardiorespiratory illness, hypertension, dementia2, and even a higher risk of sudden cardiac death3. Mouth breathing is a significant factor in the onset and persistence of sleep apnea, and it can make the problem more difficult to treat.
Studies have shown that a high proportion of CPAP non-compliance is due to mouth breathing4. When the mouth is open, air simply escapes rather than reaching the airways. When the mouth remains closed, you get the most from your CPAP and are better able to sleep.
The common way to encourage nose breathing with CPAP is to use a chinstrap. These can be uncomfortable, and they aren’t always effective. MYOTAPE provides a simple, gentle way to restore nasal breathing and ensure optimum CPAP function all night long. You’ll experience fewer awakenings and wake up feeling refreshed.