GQ calls us out!

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"So much suffering begins with humans opening their mouths."

Well, ain't that the truth!

But all jokes aside this whole mouth taping thing is starting to turn some heads, case in point getting covered by one of the most prominent men's magazines on the planet even if it was a bit "tonque and cheek" (pardon the pun).

So yea, the feature was funny, and there's nothing wrong with that. But what's not so funny is the number of lives being ruined by bad sleep.

...SOMETHING LIKE 70 MILLION

In the US alone, and how desperate these people are for a solution.

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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.

Nothing worked.

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 bad sleep take you Hostage!

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).

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FAQs

WHO ARE THESE FOR?

Everyone, but also mostly men and their partners because (let’s face it) men snore more than anybody else. Their partners can’t sleep and want to probably hurt you…just kidding, but not really.

DOES IT WORK WITH BEARDS?

Most tape doesnt hold over scruff and beards. We designed our tape to have a firm hold and stay put. Checkout our reviews from other men who have facial hair. It may pull a little bit on longer beards but beard balm helps reduce this.

WHAT ABOUT A STUFFY NOSE?

This sounds counter intuitive, for most normal people your stuffy nose can open up naturally by simply breathing through your nose. Mouth breathing can increase mucus production and trigger constriction of the airways, which can make a stuffed nose worse. #ShutYourMouth

WHY NOT MEDICAL TAPE?

You can use medical tape, Hostage Tape may not be right for you.

Many people use medical tape and recommend it for mouth taping.

We started out using medical tape, but it didn't hold strong enough, and was uncomfortable.

If you have facial hair it really doesnt hold well.

Medical tape is also annoying to pull off and apply.

Check out our reviews for the people who have used both and choose Hostage Tape because it holds better and is way more comfortable.

WHY IS IT CALLED HOSTAGE TAPE?

Because we said so! Stop asking so many questions, put your tape on and #ShutYourMouth. Let your partner sleep for once.

Truth be told, we wanted to get your attention and bring light to how serious mouth breathing is. Most people dont realize that 25-50% of the population breathes through their mouth.

Hostage Tape taps into peoples emotions on how they feel...taken hostage by poor sleep.

IS IT SAFE?

Every hostage situation is unique. But yes, your body was designed to breathe through your nose, it's time to start doing it. Check out the LEARN section for some great videos on experts talking about why mouth breathing is so bad.