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Old 10-30-2018, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Has anyone tried this out before to stop inadvertent mouth breathing during sleep? I noticed that I sometimes have drool, which must mean that at some point I open my mouth at night. Since nose breathing is the optimal way to get oxygen and basically not starve the brain of proper airflow, just wondering if anyone has had luck with this technique? My mouth is virtually never open during my waking hours, which I'm thankful for.


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Old 10-30-2018, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Are you serious?
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Are you serious?
There is significant evidence that mouth breathing results in learning difficulties and lower IQ, so I'm kind of serious about a way to avoid doing this at night yes.
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:37 PM
 
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Get sleep apnea test
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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There is significant evidence that mouth breathing results in learning difficulties and lower IQ, so I'm kind of serious about a way to avoid doing this at night yes.
Please present your evidence. This sounds like a joke thread.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:17 PM
 
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OP: I remind myself to nose breath and only have mouth open to talk and do what I need to do with it open.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Please present your evidence. This sounds like a joke thread.
Influence of the breathing pattern on the learning process: a systematic review of literature
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:44 PM
 
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And one needs to be non-congested. No taping here.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:11 PM
 
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Don't tape your mouth shut.

Get a chin strap. It will do a pretty good job of keeping your open-mouth breathing to a minimum without risking your life if you should get congested. It fits under your chin and loops around your head; attaches with velcro; no mouth coverage.

A good number of people drool when sleeping. Unless you're worried about snoring, which can be indicative of obstructive sleep apnea, don't mess with your sleep. As a decades-long sufferer of chronic insomnia and sleep apnea, I'd recommend you don't fix what ain't broke.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Are you serious?

I hope not. A lot of people who have sleep apnea are cringing about now.
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