MYOTAPE is for
children & Teens
MYOTAPE is designed to restore nasal breathing
When used in conjunction with
breathing exercises the tape will:
- Improve sleep
- Reduce symptoms of behavioral
and learning disorders
- Support functional orthodontics,
healthy teeth, and airway development
- Improve speech and auditory processing
Mouth breathing is a habit common to around 50% of children7. It is caused by airway obstruction or a
small airway, and can be triggered by swollen adenoids and tonsils or allergies and a stuffy nose. When a
child breathes through the mouth at night, the result is a serious condition called sleep-disordered
breathing, which shows up as snoring and sleep apnea. In infants, sleep-disordered breathing has been
linked to cases of cot death9. The fact is, no child should ever snore.
In order to resolve their child’s sleep problems, many parents resort to removal of the adenoids and tonsils.
But the truth is, this is only an effective long-term solution in 27% of children10. In fact; top sleep expert Dr.
Christian Guilleminault went as far as to state that: “Restoration of nasal breathing during wake and sleep,
may be the only valid end point when treating sleep apnea.”11
is designed especially to help restore nasal breathing in children, for optimum childhood development. The tape is easy to use, allows the child to feel in control and gently supports healthy breathing during day and night.
Support functional orthodontics, healthy teeth,
and airway development
Nasal breathing is essential for healthy development of the face, teeth and upper airways. Left untreated in childhood, habitual mouth breathing results in abnormal facial features, dental deformities and narrow airways. This perpetuates poor breathing habits in adulthood and causes a lifetime of health issues.
is a training support that helps rebuild the habit of nose breathing, allowing your child to grow with straight, healthy teeth, a well-proportioned face and healthy breathing patterns.
Reduce symptoms of behavioral
and learning disorders
When a child mouth-breathes, imbalances in blood gases caused by over-breathing mean it is not possible for enough oxygen to reach the brain. Long term, this has been proven to have a direct impact on learning ability, cognition and behavior. Habitual mouth breathing in childhood is a factor in diagnoses of ADHD and ADD12. When a child is left with untreated snoring past the age of 8, that child has an 80% chance of suffering a permanent 20% reduction in mental capacity13.
By using MYOTAPE to restore full-time nasal breathing, you can help your child to avoid the serious consequences of untreated mouth breathing.
Improve speech and
Children who breathe through an open mouth develop changes in the way the muscles of the lips, tongue and cheeks work. This can negatively affect essential functions like chewing, swallowing and speech. It also causes speech disorders including lisps, the inability to pronounce certain sounds and immature auditory processing.
By using MYOTAPE to restore full-time nasal breathing, you can ensure your child has the best start in life.
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- 10. Bhattacharjee, Rakesh, Leila Kheirandish-Gozal, Karen Spruyt, Ron B. Mitchell, Jungrak Promchiarak, Narong Simakajornboon, Athanasios G. Kaditis et al. “Adenotonsillectomy outcomes in treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in children: a multicenter retrospective study.” American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine 182, no. 5 (2010): 676-683.
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- 12. Won, Dana C., Christian Guilleminault, Peter J. Koltai, Stacey D. Quo, Martin T. Stein, and Irene M. Loe. “It Is Just Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder… or Is It?.” Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP 38, no. 2 (2017): 169.
- 13. Catalano, Peter. “Understanding nasal breathing the key to evaluating and treating sleep disordered breathing in adults and children.” Current Trends in Otolaryngology and Rhinology (ISSN: 2689-7385) (2018).
- 14. Madronio, M. R., Emily Di Somma, Rosie Stavrinou, J. P. Kirkness, Erica Goldfinch, J. R. Wheatley, and Terence C. Amis. “Older individuals have increased oro-nasal breathing during sleep.” European Respiratory Journal 24, no. 1 (2004): 71-77.
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