Mouth Taping Is the Latest Viral TikTok Trend—but Is It Safe?

By Emily Laurence, Nov 30, 2022

While it’s true that breathing through your nose at night is healthier than breathing through your mouth, Dr. Alex Dimitriu, MD, who is double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and the founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine and BrainfoodMD, says there is a major problem with mouth taping. “The issue with mouth taping is that most people who mouth breathe do so because they have nasal congestion, and don’t breathe well through their nose,” he says, adding that this can be caused by allergies, nasal anatomy, nasal trauma or various infections.

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