Ever wake up feeling like you’ve been hit by a bus even after a long sleep?
Searching for ways to optimise your health and lead a better, healthier life?
Well, buckle up because I’ve got an intriguing experiment to share that could change the way you breathe, sleep, and train! Back in 2019 I did this and it changed my sleep and I got fitter, WHILST I SLEPT.
For a while now, I’ve been exploring the benefits of taping my mouth shut and wearing nose strips while sleeping and training. There’s a workout I did inspired by Sam Dancer, some sandbags and kettlebells and I did the whole thing Smith my mouth taped shut… at the time I suffered with blocked sinuses and constant infections… I read the book and was inspired by the groundbreaking “The Oxygen Advantage,” I decided to put the science to the test and see if it would elevate my sleep, performance, and overall well-being.
The Science Behind Nasal Breathing
So, why the switch to nasal breathing? Let’s dive into the science:
- Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA): Studies have shown that nasal breathing can reduce the number of apnoea events per night by half, significantly improving sleep quality for those suffering from OSA.
- General Health: Nasal breathing filters allergens, humidifies air, and releases nitric oxide, providing numerous benefits to your body.
- Improved Oxygen Delivery: By increasing your body’s tolerance to carbon dioxide, nasal breathing can improve oxygen delivery and delay fatigue. (FREE fitness, I told you!)
Mouth Taping vs Nose Strips
Now, let’s compare mouth taping to nose strips:
- Mouth Taping: Ensures exclusive nasal breathing during sleep and exercise.
- Nose Strips: Open nasal passages for easier breathing, primarily during sleep.
Mouth taping proves more versatile, adaptable for exercise and training, while nose strips are typically limited to sleep use.
Through this experiment, I witnessed a remarkable improvement in sleep quality, HRV, and overall well-being. The results were nothing short of amazing, and genuinely, if you read the book your mind is going to go nuts with the possibilities.
Ready to Dive In? Here Are Some Tips:
- Mouth Taping: Use a saline sinus rinse to keep nasal passages clear. ( https://amzn.to/41xXSE1)
- Choose the Right Tape: Micropore Tape works best for those with facial hair. (https://amzn.to/41xXSE1)
- Be Patient: It takes time for your body to adjust to this new way of breathing, especially during sleep!
At the very least, I recommend everyone give nose strips a shot! (https://amzn.to/41xXSE1 )
If you’re seeking a new challenge to stay motivated in the coming weeks, consider joining the nasal breathing experiment and unlock the potential benefits for your health, sleep, and fitness!
Trust me; the difference is truly AMAZING.
Ready to breathe your way to a better you?
These are the sort of tactic, myself and the team here at P6 bring into our clients and members lives in order to help optimise and revolutionise their lives, its a little more than pick things up and put them down, were trying to create unbeatable humans, therefore we’ll go to any length to find innovative ways to change lives.
Founder- Priority 6 www.p6gym.co.uk
Head Coach- The OC Method
Author- Build The Chain
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