Ages 16 - upwards
WHEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH BREATHING EXERCISES THE TAPE WILL:
- Prevent mouth snoring
- Improve sleep apnea and support CPAP
- Help focus, improve sleep quality and reduce fatigue
- Reduce symptoms of asthma
- Improve dental health
- Reduce anxiety
- Boost athletic performance and stamina
Prevent Mouth Snoring
Snoring causes broken sleep for you and your partner. Breathing through an open mouth exacerbates snoring as the airways become dehydrated and narrow. The excess air volume from over-breathing creates turbulence in the nose, mouth, and throat, causing an unpleasant and embarrassing noise that can make bedtime a nightmare.
By restoring light, calm, nasal breathing you can reduce snoring and sleep apnea symptoms, and access your nervous system’s relaxation mode1. It’s time to experience deeper, more restorative rest, and say “Goodnight” to broken sleep.
Improve Sleep Apnea and support CPAP
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.
Help Focus, Improve Sleep Quality, and Reduce Fatigue
When your sleep is disrupted, everything becomes a bit more difficult. You wake up feeling irritable, it’s hard to concentrate, productivity drops, and stress levels rise. Health is compromised, and there are serious practical concerns, for example tired drivers are much more likely to have an accident5. Hypnotic sleep aids can help, but they can be habit forming and cause nasty side effects – they aren’t ideal long term.
The slow, deep breathing that you experience when you breathe through the nose helps adequate oxygen to reach the brain so you can think more clearly. It also activates the parasympathetic nervous system, triggering relaxation and reducing the hyper-arousal associated with insomnia. Long-term, regular, healthy sleep stabilizes the nervous system, bringing the body and mind back to a calmer state. MYOTAPE supports functional breathing, helping you to put poor quality sleep to bed, once and for all.
Reduce Symptoms of Asthma
Asthma, rhinitis and inflammation go hand in hand, which is why so many people with respiratory illnesses experience nasal congestion. This creates a vicious cycle of mouth breathing, irritated airways, a blocked nose, and more mouth breathing.
Even if you don’t feel like your sleep is disturbed, if your nose is blocked because of allergies, asthma, or rhinitis, you are nearly twice as likely to experience moderate to severe sleep-disordered breathing.
If you have asthma, making the switch to nasal breathing can be life changing, with symptoms decreasing by as much as 50% within a fortnight. By using MYOTAPE to gently restore nasal breathing, you will experience a decrease in airway irritation
and nocturnal asthma symptoms.
UNLIKE OTHER LIP TAPES, MYOTAPE DOES NOT COVER THE MOUTH. INSTEAD, IT GENTLY SURROUNDS THE MOUTH, BRINGING THE LIPS TOGETHER WITH A LIGHT, ELASTIC TENSION THAT HELPS TO MAINTAIN LIP CLOSURE AND ENSURE NASAL BREATHING.
IMPROVE DENTAL HEALTH
Mouth breathing has been proven to cause tooth decay, gum disease and smelly breath. It’s easy to know if you slept with your mouth open because you’ll wake with dryness and a bad-taste. Saliva is important for digestion and helps keep the mouth moist, clean and pH neutral. So you see how important it is to keep your mouth closed!
MYOTAPE can help you maintain better dental health, fresh breath and a confident smile!
Nasal breathing activates your parasympathetic nervous system, which is a great way to lessen feelings of anxiety. It also corrects hyperventilation, which causes low levels of blood carbon dioxide – a known trigger for panic attacks8.
MYOTAPE can help you to enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep, so you feel in control of your day, whatever life throws at you.
BOOST ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE AND STAMINA
When you exercise, the breath holds the key to optimum performance, functional movement and enhanced stamina. By restoring full time nasal breathing you will experience less breathlessness, better core strength and fewer injuries. You’ll also get more oxygen to your muscles, dilate your nose and lungs and reduce exercise-induced asthma.
When sleep is better, energy levels are higher, making it easier to reach your goals. Give MYOTAPE a try and wake up ready to hit the ground running.
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Meet our founder
Designed by internationally renowned breathing coach, author of the Oxygen Advantage and TedX speaker, Patrick McKeown, MYOTAPE safely brings the lips together to support and restore nasal breathing during wakefulness and sleep.
Mouth breathing contributes to snoring, sleep apnea, poor sleep quality and CPAP non-compliance. It causes serious developmental issues in children and is proven to negatively affect physical and mental wellbeing in adults.