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Part Number: CAP1017Brand: Somnifix
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The Somnifix Mouth Strips are a safe way for helping with nose breathing by keeping the lips closed but with a breathing vent for any difficulties, and can even result in people being able to change to a nasal mask from a full face one, providing the nose is clear from congestion and it's possible to easily nose breathe.
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The Somnifix Mouth Strips are a safe way to keep the mouth closed, as there is a breathing vent for times if nasal breathing becomes restricted to enable mouth inhalation and exhalation. Please note that we never recommend mouth taping with no vent as it can be dangerous.
Nasal breathing is the healthiest way to breathe for many reasons, although difficult for people with nasal obstructions, congestion, stuffiness etc., but for people able to breathe through their nose and need encouragement to keep their mouth closed, the Somnifix Mouth Strips are a good solution.
The Somnifix Mouth Strips with breathing vent are supplied in a box of 28 individually wrapped single use strips.
They are both gluten and latex-free free, along with being hypoallergenic due to the silicone-based adhesive which is very gentle on sensitive skin and lips.
Some people can easily adapt to nose breathing, but for others it will be a struggle, and if it is too difficult to maintain clear nasal passages then it is not advisable to use any kind of mouth strips.
The Somnifix Mouth Strips can be used in combination of other methods, such as our latex-free nasal strips, chinstraps, Dr Dakota neck cushion, prescribed or natural saline nose sprays and in-nose dilators (always check for quality CE-marked dilators as there are many cheap ones of bad quality on the market).
Some FAO's from Somnifix
Will Somnifix stick to the lips on people with beards or moustaches?Adhesion quality depends the amount of facial hair. The strips stick well for facial hair thats 10-14 days long. If you have a moustache but no facial hair under the lower lip, you will experience good adhesion. If you have a full beard and moustache, the strips may not adhere as well.
What if my nose blocks up in the middle of the night?Our strips feature a patented breathing vent that allows for limited oral airflow if necessary, so you can rest easy knowing there is always a mouth breathing option available.
My mouth strips falls off in the night. What am I doing wrong?Prior to application, ensure that you diligently wash and dry the lips and surrounding area, making sure that the area is void of any balms or moisturizers. Once the lips are dry, the strip will stick. Our specially-engineered adhesive is the first of its kind to be created for lip adhesion—but it is very gentle, so any lubricants will compromise the adhesive.
I can't breathe through my nose. Will Somnifix help with this?We only recommend our mouth strips for individuals who can comfortably and consistently breathe through their nose. If you are not able to do so, we suggest consulting with your healthcare provider.
Can I use Somnifix instead of my CPAP?No. Our Mouth Strips are not an independent solution for sleep apnea and should not be worn on their own if you've been diagnosed. They can, however, be used in combination with your CPAP to help improve compliance.
Can I use Somnifix with a full face CPAP mask?Yes, you can use it with a full face mask, however for best results we recommend using it with a nasal mask or nasal pillows because pressure is typically lower on nasal vs full face masks. However, we do have some users who have had success using it with a full face mask!
Somnifix should NOT be used if the following applies:-
We NEVER recommend mouth taping with any kind of tape without a breathing hole for emergencies when mouth breathing is required, as this can be very dangerous for some people. This is not a sales tactic - it is a genuine safety concern! Furthermore, certain glues on the back of tape can be toxic for inhaling!
Somnifix are not approved for use on children at this time.
Always ensure you apply the Somnifix with the breathing vent in the middle of your lips.
I've been on CPAP machines for over 3 years, up until May 2020 under a hospital in Surrey. I'd moved to West Wickham in March, just as the virus arrived so I sat tight with my therapy. I then switched to King's Hospital where I was given a new machine and asked to try their nasal pillows. These are much more comfortable than my old nasal mask but the leakage was greater. I stuck with that until this October 2021 when I was offered a ResMed AirFit P30i, which was better again, but large leakage still there. I was given a chin strap as I also had a dry mouth. This helped the leaks but was very uncomfortable. I then discoved these Somnifix Mouth Sleep Strips. They are a considerable step forward in my sleep management! They're not cheap but boy, do they work! I'm waiting to use a few more before I order again!They have a good adhesive quality but no after-effects. I use the one strip for up to 3 nights before discarding. Thanks Hope2Sleep, a very quick delivery time, considering the time of year and the grip Covid 19 has on the world!
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Your review sums up just how we have to work towards good CPAP therapy - sometimes trying different things. Good to hear that for you the answer was in the Somnifix Mouth Strips and also to hear you're managing to get 3 night's use out of each strip to help cut down costs 😊
This product works well for me Stops mouth breathing in the night which stops dry mouth and sore throat in the morning.Excellent product.Ordering process very quick easy efficient from ĎHope 2 Sleepí.
Great to hear the Somnifix have cured your dry mouth and sore throat by helping you do more nasal breathing 😊
I have substantial facial hair and these fit to my mouth absolutely fine. Have tried various mouth tapes and found this the best one.
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Iím a very loud mouth breather especially at night which causes loud snoring and issues with my sinuses. After some research I discovered mouth taping, and Iíve tried a number of differed methods but found these strips the best. They are easy to apply, stay on all night and donít leave any nasty residue when removed. They arenít the cheapest option but for a good nights sleep they are well worth the cost.
Good to hear the Somnifix are helping, as they're a much safer way of taping the mouth closed due to the safety breathing vent.
Great idea but need to be bigger only just cover and tend to blow off
Agree it's a shame they only do one size David 😕
I find these quite small. They aren't wide enough to cover the whole of my mouth so have to put an extra bit of tape on the edges to complete the cover. I'm also unsure about how effective the air inlet is as it is very small. Having said that, to those of us that need to find a way to mouth seal, it is an answer and I will continue to use them. But, I much preferred the Sleep Seal Valve and will change to them when they go on sale.
That's a shame Richard and it is a pity they don't supply different sizes. Glad it's still helping a little 😊
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