A perfect night of sleep often seems like a dream. We all know what it’s like, but it’s basically impossible to get it. And who could blame us? There’s the snoring, the god-awful snoring. And then there’s always the 2am jaunt to the bathroom. And don’t forget the glass of water on our nightstands. And for our CPAP using friends, it’s the noise, the turbulence, the discomfort! But it doesn’t have to be that way. As a matter of fact, it’s quite simple to make sure it’s never that way. We’re going to let you in on our little secret: if you keep your mouth closed with a little adhesive strip, you’re going to get a great night of sleep.
Sounds pretty crazy, right? Well, don’t worry. We’re not talking about horror movie stuff. It’s actually quite comfortable. So, if you’re intrigued enough by the prospect of a great night of sleep, read up below on 4 SomniFacts to find out if the ultimate sleep aid, our SomniFix Sleep Strips, are right for you and 2 SomniTips to make sure you use them properly.
We don’t want to startle you, but that’s actually a serious issue… A dry mouth is exactly the type of environment in which bad bacteria flourish. And bad bacteria can destroy your oral microbiome, leading to foul breath and causing sever issues like receding gums, gingivitis, and cavities. By keeping your mouth closed while sleeping, you can keep that bad bacteria at bay.
SomniFact 1: A healthy mouth is a closed mouth, my friend!
Did you know that the way we breathe during sleep determines whether we get good quality rest? Mouth breathing activates the sympathetic nervous system, also known as the “fight or flight” response, a pesky release of hormones that causes a spike in cortisol levels (the stress hormone) that ruins our ability to achieve and maintain deep sleep. Nose breathing, on the other hand, activates the parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the relaxation response. There’s a reason Eastern Medicine, tai chi, and meditation all focus on the practice of nose breathing—it calms us down!
SomniFact 2: During sleep, suppressing the stress response is key to getting high quality, deep sleep
Nitric Oxide (NO) is a magical little molecule that can improve heart function, blood pressure, cognitive function, immunity and inflammation. NO is delivered to our bloodstream in one of two ways: either by eating nutrient-rich foods and vegetables or by synthesizing it naturally ourselves. And you guessed it, you create NO naturally when you nose breathe! But here is the clincher: your body’s natural ability to produce NO through nose breathing decreases as you age.
SomniFact 3: Developing good nose breathing habits as early as possible is vital for optimal health and longevity
If you use a nasal mask or nasal pillows, you know first-hand that you must keep your mouth closed or your CPAP simply won't work. If you use an oral appliance for your sleep apnea, you know how difficult it is to keep your lips closed over the bulky device. Fortunately, SomniFix Strips solve the open-mouth issue! Our Strips comfortably keep your mouth closed, and voila, your CPAP or oral appliance will work like a charm!
SomniFact 4: SomniFix Strips are the perfect companion to your CPAP or oral appliance.
Yes? Then let’s get started!
1. Make sure before applying your SomniFix Strip that you wash and dry your lips2. Then, seal your lips, turn them slightly inward, and apply the strip.3. Did we mention to make sure your lips are sealed when you apply the strip?
Don’t be alarmed if you wake up with the strip wrapped around a finger, on your pillow, or anywhere that’s not your lips for the first few nights! You will need to consistently use the strips for about a week before you become fully comfortable with having it on your mouth overnight. Wearing the strip during a quiet time in the day will help you adjust more quickly to the new rhythm of nose breathing. For many, switching to nose breathing is a new habit and, as with all habit changes, it takes a little time and perseverance!
Well, if you’ve read all the way to here, then you’ll definitely become a nose-breathing sleep master in no time. By taking the time to understand our product, you have taken a big step towards giving yourself the best gift in life: a brighter tomorrow.
We’re so sure you’ll like the strips that we offer a money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied. So go ahead and give them a try (CTA). It’s risk free!