The trend of sticking tape in the mouth to reduce snoring and sleep better is rated as the most dangerous on TikTok.
Participants will put sticky tape or duct tape in their mouths before going to bed. This action is said to help them sleep better and eliminate snoring.
However, medical experts and doctors consider this to be one of the most dangerous trends on TikTok today.
“This action can be said to be the most dangerous among the pranks I have ever encountered, for some reason young people are propagating that it is good for health.”
Dr. David Culpepper, also a doctor in the state of Kentucky, USA, said that sealing the mouth like that will cause airway obstruction or even stop breathing.
In addition to being a respiratory hazard, the adhesives in the tape are also considered to be not very friendly to the lips and face. It can cause sensitive areas of the skin to become irritated and red.
Cory Rodriguez, a self-proclaimed TikToker in the health and medical field, started this trend. A video of Cory showing him how to put tape in his mouth before going to sleep has attracted nearly 25 million views.
Explaining in another video that has nearly 6 million views, Cory Rodriguez believes that putting this tape on your mouth will protect your airways during sleep, while reducing snoring, sleep better, and sleep more deeply. .
Many other TikTokers have followed suit and praised this action, confirming that they sleep better and no longer see snoring. Countless other videos urge viewers to give it a try too.
James Jun, a TikToker who made a video said that he actually applied this method 2 years ago. By covering his mouth while sleeping, James practiced the methods of breathing completely through the nose very professionally. He also confirmed that when he used duct tape to cover his mouth, he could no longer hear snoring.
James’ video attracted more than 3 million views.
Many people have also shared the miraculous effect of putting tape on their mouths when sleeping, they were surprised because they got a better night’s sleep than usual. Thanks to many people responding, this dangerous trend is spreading more and more.
According to the journal Dental Logic, breathing through the nose properly has many effects on the respiratory system. Nose hair will remove dirt and allergens such as pollen, bacteria, etc. Breathing through the nose also helps to “warm up” the air entering the lungs and circulate oxygen better.
However, there is not any scientific evidence that using a mask to cover the mouth while sleeping will improve sleep, much less breathing through the nose.
“Tapping your mouth tightly with duct tape can make breathing much more difficult. Difficult breathing causes diseases such as heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, …”. Sleep expert James Wilson says.
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