Sleeping With Tape On the Mouth: Is It Effective to Improve Sleep Quality?

Sleeping With Tape On the Mouth: Is It Effective to Improve Sleep Quality?

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?


一听到睡前把胶带贴在嘴上,我相信很多人都会觉得很诧异。如果在睡觉的时候,我们的鼻子不能正常呼吸,我们会不会窒息?然后,我们为什么要把我们的嘴巴封起来呢?


有些人说,这睡眠技术,也被成为「Buteyko」技术,帮助了他们改善睡眠质量,阻止了他们的喉咙干涩,也让他们摆脱了口臭。但是,这睡眠技术真的有效吗?更重要的是,它安不安全?


「Buteyko」睡眠技术最初是由同名的医生开发的。他认为,呼吸系统的一些疾病,可能与人们的呼吸方式有关。他相信,如果我们用鼻子正常呼吸,我们的呼吸系统问题,比如打鼾,会消失。


但医学界并不同意。目前,医学文献中没有令人信服的证据支持这种「Buteyko」治疗。除此之外,用胶带封嘴,尤其是孩子的嘴,可能是危险的。在紧急情况下,大人能吵醒自己撕下胶带,但儿童却不能。


有一个睡眠专家说:「我理解为什么通过鼻子呼吸是优先的,但大多数人不会张嘴,除非他们的鼻子呼吸困难。」「儿童的鼻腔同道可能会堵塞。在这情况下,他们必须通过嘴呼吸,不然他们会死。」


如果您有打呼噜或其他呼吸问题,我建议您去看医疗专业人员进行治疗。



一聽到睡前把膠帶貼在嘴上,我相信很多人都會覺得很詫異。如果在睡覺的時候,我們的鼻子不能正常呼吸,我們會不會窒息?然後,我們爲什麼要把我們的嘴巴封起來呢?


有些人說,這睡眠技術,也被稱爲「Buteyko」技術,幫助了他們改善睡眠質量,阻止了他們的喉嚨乾澀,也讓他們擺脫了口臭。但是,這睡眠技術真的有效嗎?更重要的是,它安不安全?


「Buteyko」睡眠技術最初是由同名的醫生開發的。他認爲,呼吸系統的一些疾病,可能與人們的呼吸方式有關。他相信,如果我們用鼻子正常呼吸,我們的呼吸系統問題,比如打鼾,會消失。


但醫學界並不同意。目前,醫學文獻中沒有令人信服的證據支持這種「Buteyko」治療。除此之外,用膠帶封嘴,尤其是孩子的嘴,可能是危險的。在緊急情況下,大人能吵醒自己撕下膠帶,但兒童卻不能。


有一個睡眠專家說:「我理解為什麼通過鼻子呼吸是優先的,但大多數人不會張嘴,除非他們的鼻子呼吸困難。」「兒童的鼻腔同道可能會堵塞。在這情況下,他們必須通過嘴呼吸,不然他們會死。」


如果您有打呼嚕或其他呼吸問題,我建議您去看醫療專業人員進行治療。



English translation:

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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