Taping My Mouth At Night Gave Me Energy and Opened My Nose *



My name is Rob and I’m from Brooklyn New York, and I have been working with Sasha Yakovleva at the Buteyko Breathing Center.

First, I started to realize that I had a serious health problem when I was in high school. I noticed that I was always much more tired than people around me to the point where I would be literally asleep in class. I just had no energy at all! I could not stay awake no matter what I did. This happened for several years and continued throughout college. In college, I started taking yoga classes and was introduced to the idea that breathing has a huge effect on your health. I was also introduced to nasal breathing and taught the importance of it; however, whenever I practiced yoga, I would feel really good afterward, but it was short-lived. In an hour or so after the class, I would feel pretty good, but then things would return to normal, so I knew I wasn’t there yet. I knew I hadn’t found the answer and it wasn’t until I got to graduate school that I started digging deeper into breathing and found the information about Dr. Buteyko and his work. At that point, I was introduced to the concept of nasal breathing 24/7 being very important and also I found the information about the process of taping your mouth closed when you sleep to make sure you breathe through your nose. That seemed like a brilliant solution at the time because I had seen some other solutions like mouth guard where you have to wear this big plastic thing on your teeth and there’s a shelf for your tongue where it keeps your mouth closed. I tried that; I spent $250 on that and it wasn’t comfortable – I just couldn’t wear it. I tried something else that would strap my mouth closed and that also didn’t work. Then I found the brilliant Buteyko solution to use tape: it’s simple and very effective. So, I started doing that and from the first night I did it, I noticed a difference. Since I was very young, I always would wake up with a dry, horrible, nasty feeling in my throat, my mouth, and teeth – it would feel dirty and disgusting! I never put together that it was because I was breathing through my mouth the whole night. When I started taping my mouth, that feeling went away. I stopped waking up with that dry throat anymore.

Back in high school, it didn’t matter how much I would sleep, I was always tired in the morning and if I slept more, sometimes I’d be more tired. I just did not understand why I was tired when everyone else seemed to be fine. I felt like there was something wrong with me, but I didn’t know what it was. It was life-changing when I found the information about Dr. Buteyko’s work and started taping my mouth closed at night. I felt such a big effect that I felt very enthusiastic about it and told everyone around about taping. Of course, they look at me like I was crazy; however, a few of my open-minded friends tried it, and they said, ‘Wow! This really does do something! I feel a lot better in the morning!’ They experienced that their nasal passages were more open and they felt nice and clean. From that point on, I just knew that there was something there, something really valuable that I needed to investigate further… (Watch the video testimonial for more information)


Robert Operman
New York


This is a true testimonial of a Breathing Center’s client; however, the results of application of the Buteyko Breathing Normalization method may vary from person to person. We cannot guarantee identical results to everyone who contacts the Breathing Center. Also, please keep in mind that our services are educational, not medical. Buteyko Breathing Normalization Specialists are teachers and trainers, not medical doctors.

Breathing Center’s Staff