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You're probably thinking this sounds stupid, won't taping my mouth shut make it worse!?
Mouth-breathing during sleep is a leading cause of snoring, sleep apnea, and bad sleep.
- Leading cause of snoring
- Increased risk of divorce
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Chronic fatigue
- Brain fog
- Chronic stress and anxiety
- Increased Blood pressure
Why Hostage Tape?
Im sure you’re thinking that this company is trying to sell mouth tape as a subscription in order to keep peoples mouths shut during sleep and to stop snoring…this is insane and just stupid.
Here's a quick TRUE story...
This story is about a family man with a wife and two young kids.
He snored so bad every night, his wife's frustration, resentment, and poor sleep kept building up and building up.
Until one day about 6 years in, his wife started sleeping in a separate bedroom.
Because of that, their intimacy disappeared. They became distant and it was as if they started living separate lives.
Their kids started struggling in school as a result of a poor home environment.
Their relationship was non existent.
They both felt hopeless.
They ended up separating, and eventually went through a very rough divorce. The kids did not handle it well and were doing even worse in school.
It was at this point going through the most difficult time of his life, he knew he needed to make serious changes.
His health being one he wanted to make a priority again.
He lost about 25 pounds, started getting to bed early every night and up by 6am every morning.
Whats funny is he still didn't feel great in the morning and started looking into whether his snoring was the issue.
Could snoring even be cured? So he started researching all the usual things like different positions, pillows, and mouth guards.
Until finally he came across a random article that described a researcher who went to a sleep specialist and had scientific data done on his sleep quality.
Mouth breathing, voila!
Who would have thought. The researcher collected scientific and anecdotal data that clearly showed taping his mouth shut while sleeping solved his snoring, sleep apnea, and poor sleep.
This guy immediately went online and bought some cheap, uncomfortable medical tape.
Eagerly anticipating the arrival of the tape, he finally got it. Not knowing how much to use or the best way to wear it, he put a big strip of tape on one night and went to bed.
When I woke up the next day I could not believe how amazing I felt. It was the best night of sleep I ever had. I felt alive, refreshed, like a teenager again.
It was at that moment I knew I was on to something big. People just needed awareness about mouth-breathing, and to be inspired by a great product they would actually buy, while having a fun buying experience. Most importantly, medical tape sucks…it’s really uncomfortable, not strong enough, and doesn’t work for many of us with facial hair.
Yes, this story is about me…the founder of Hostage Tape. I set out to create the most comfortable mouth tape on the planet, that just works.
3 years after divorce, Im now back together with my wife, our kids are flourishing in school, and we sleep in the same bed again. I dont snore anymore because I wear Hostage Tape every night. Every once in a while I’ll accidentally fall asleep, start snoring, my wife will nudge me to say, “honey, put your tape on”.
I started Hostage Tape from my own personal journey, the most difficult time of my life. My mission is to help millions of other people so they can have their best lives.
Hostage Tape is the most comfortable mouth tape on the planet!
Don’t let snoring take you Hostage!
+ Reduce or eliminate snoring and apnea
+ Increase oxygen uptake and circulation so you have more enegry
+ Filter and warm the air for our lungs
+ Nitric oxide production to help reduce inflamation, boost immune system, regulate blood pressure
+ Reduce bad breath, tooth decay, and dry mouth
+ Helps your diaphragm work properly which relaxes your body
+ Decrease stress and anxiety
+ Better sleep
+ Sweet, sweet silence
One of many medical studies...
Conclusion: Mouth tape (POP) is a useful device to treat patients with mild OSA and habitual OMB.
Pilot Study: Mouth tape for patients with mild obstructive sleep apnea and mouth breathing.
Subjects and methods: Patients with ≥5 events hourly but <15 hourly on the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) were enrolled. All patients slept with their mouths closed by using the POP. Before treatment and during treatment, subjective outcomes were assessed using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) and visual analog scale (VAS) of snoring. Objective outcomes were assessed using polysomnography and cephalometry.
Results: All patients slept with their mouths closed while using a POP. The ESS and VAS of snoring scores were 8.1 ± 1.5 and 7.5 ± 2.0 before the POP, respectively, in contrast to 5.2 ± 1.6 and 2.4 ± 1.4 while using a POP, respectively (P < .05). The median AHI score was significantly decreased by using a POP from 12.0 per hour before treatment to 7.8 per hour during treatment (P < .01). The snoring intensity and median snoring index were 49.1 ± 10.8 dB and 146.7 per hour before the POP, respectively, which decreased to 41.1 ± 7.8 dB and 40.0 per hour while using a POP, respectively (P < .01). Cephalometry revealed that the retropalatal space and retrolingual space were 7.4 ± 1.6 mm and 6.8 ± 2.5 mm before the POP, respectively, compared with 8.6 ± 1.2 mm and 10.2 ± 1.8 mm during treatment, respectively (P < .01).