Some people say that this sleeping technique, also known as "Buteyko" technique, helps them improve their sleep quality. But is this sleeping technique really effective? More importantly, is it safe?
I think many people will feel very surprised when hearing taping one's mouth before going to bed. If our nose can't breathe normally when we sleep, will we suffocate? Why do we need to seal our mouths?
Some people say that this sleeping technique, also known as "Buteyko" technique, helps them improve their sleep quality, prevent their throats from drying out, and frees them from bad breath. But is this sleeping technique really effective? More importantly, is it safe?
The "Buteyko" sleeping technique was originally developed by a doctor of the same name. He believes that some illness in the respiratory system may be related to people's breathing patterns. He believes that if we breathe normally with our nose, our respiratory problems, such as snoring, will disappear.
But the medical community disagrees. Currently, there is currently no convincing evidence in the medical literature to support this "Buteyko" treatment. In addition, taping one's mouth, especially children's mouth, can be dangerous. In an emergency, adults can wake themselves up and tear off the tape, but children can't.
One sleep expert said, "I understand why breathing through the nose is a priority, but most people don't open their mouths unless their nose is breathing hard." "Children's nasal passages may be blocked. In this case, they must breath using their mouth, or they will die."
If you have snoring or other breathing problems, I suggest you go to a medical professional for treatment.
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