The Sleep Tape 5M (five months)

(58 customer reviews)


A good night’s sleep is vital for good health, energy and overall wellbeing. During sleep your body heals, repairs and regenerates, which is why the way you breathe while you are asleep is of great importance. Sleeping with an open mouth upsets the oxygen/carbon dioxide balance in your system and causes hyperventilation that results in oxygen deficiency and restless sleep.

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Since you can’t easily monitor how you breathe while you sleep, using Sleep Tape™ ensures that your mouth stays closed at night so you breathe only through your nose.

Benefits of Using The Sleep Tape

Taping your mouth at night is a remarkably simple, yet extremely powerful tool. The feedback frequently given is that people wake up more alert in the morning, sleep more calmly, don’t wake up during the night, and need less sleep.

  • Avoid hyperventilation – If you sleep with an open mouth your breathing will automatically exceed your body’s needs and you will hyperventilate, which upsets the oxygen/carbon dioxide balance and causes oxygen deficiency.
  • Keeps your mouth shut – Applying tape to your mouth at night is an easy and inexpensive way to ensure that your mouth stays closed and respiration occurs only through your nose. This will make breathing work for you instead of against you.
  • Wake up rested – Nasal breathing is the first step towards good breathing habits. Nasal breathing during sleep increases the chance that your body can relax and get the rest it needs.
  • Gives a deep sleep – Restless sleep is common amongst nightly mouth breathers. When we perceive danger we automatically open our mouth. It’s an inert reaction associated with our fight/flight/freeze-system. To promote deep sleep the fight/flight/freeze-system needs to be put on the backburner, which is easier achieved when our mouth is closed.

Quick facts

Material Nonwoven Rayon, latex free
Sensitive Hypoallergenic
1 Strip 10 cm x 2,5 cm
Sleep Tape 1M 35 strips (1 month supply)
Sleep Tape 5M 154 strips (5 months supply)

How to use

You may think it sounds barbaric, or feel uncomfortable with the idea of applying tape to your mouth—a common reaction amongst people when they first hear about the idea. The discomfort is generally just a mental block, and after trying it out for a few minutes most people find they get used to it. If you do feel discomfort, please apply the tape fifteen minutes before bedtime, in order to become more comfortable with the sensation.

  • Tape vertically or horizontally – The Sleep Tape could be applied either horizontally or vertically. Some users perceive the vertical approach to be less intimidating.
  • Be persistent – You may wake up without a taped mouth since it’s common that we remove the tape in our sleep during the first, second, and maybe third night. Please be persistent and continue to apply the tape.
  • Apply a while before bedtime – If you do feel discomfort, I suggest you apply the tape fifteen minutes before bedtime, in order to become more comfortable with the sensation.
  • Get your partner to tape too – You may think that it’s not very sexy to tape your mouth at night, but you can always cuddle first, and then tape your mouth. Some prefer to wait to apply the tape to their mouth until their partner has fallen asleep. Perhaps you can get your partner to tape their mouth too?

Questions and Answers

Below you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions on Sleep Tape usage.

How can I avoid getting sore lips by taping my mouth?

ANSWER: Here are a few tips if you have sensitive skin and get sore lips: Put the tape against your pillow a few times to reduce the adhesive slightly.

Tear the tape in half and tape from your nose to your chin, so that less tape gets in touch with your skin.

Slightly ”fold in” your lips before applying the tape.

Put on some coconut oil, petrolatum, or similar, before applying the tape.

Moist your lips slightly before applying the tape.

Use your tongue to first moisten your lips and then push out the tape from within, when taking it off in the morning.

What material is the tape made of?

ANSWER: The Sleep Tape is made of nonwoven rayon. Rayon is made of natural cellulose fiber, which is processed to become rayon. The adhesive is made of acrylate. The basic material in the Sleep Tape, rayon and acrylate, are hypoallergenic and mild and have been used for medical purposes since the 1960s, for example near the mouth and nose for fixing cannulas and keep together open wounds. the Sleep Tape is free from latex and doesn’t contain any colophonium (rosin).

Could my six-year-old tape his mouth at night?

ANSWER: Yes, usually it’s fine for most six-year-olds to tape their mouth at night. BUT, the child needs of course to be curious and willing to try. It is not recommended to try to convince your child. As parents we know that children do as we do and not as we say, so by taping your own mouth the chance increases that your child becomes curious and wants to give it a try. There are five-year-old that tapes their mouths. Even if it is individual and can differ from child to child it is not recommended for children under 5 yeas of age to tape their mouth at night. Please note that all mouth taping at night, regardless of age, is at your own risk. 

Can Children Tape Their Mouth at Night?

Can I ruin my sleep by taping my mouth?

ANSWER: On the contrary, it give a better and deeper sleep. Some may wake up very energetic and some may wake up very tired in the beginning – “I wake up already at 4 o’clock in the morning, full of energy!!” or “I am really tired when I wake up!” The advice is to wait four weeks before evaluating whether mouth taping at night works for you or not. The sleep is usually normalized over time and the tiredness that some people experience in the beginning can be viewed as a form of cleansing reaction that disappears after a while. Similar to a person that stops smoking usually don’t feel too well in the beginning and it takes a while for the benefits become evident. If you wake up very early in the morning and feel rested it’s great and hopefully it will continue. Many people testify that taping their mouth at night have made it possible to reduce their need for sleep.

What are the risks involved in taping my mouth at night?

ANSWER: The risks with taping the mouth at night is absolutely a legitimate question! However, let’s not overdo it. The easiest is to pay attention to your own reaction – do you get stressed out of the mere thought of taping your mouth at night, don’t do it. Instead start with taping your mouth during daytime, for example a while in front of the TV in the evening, to get used to the sensation that occurs in your body and mind. When you feel safe with the tape and the change in your breathing pattern the next natural step is to try taping your mouth at night.

Here are a couple of women sharing their experience:

– I got panic in the beginning, but got used to it. Stayed awaken in bed for a while before taking it off, but already after a few nights I could tape without problems and nowadays I don’t even think about that I have my mouth taped. Tonight I slept for seven hours straight with the tape on – normally I wake up several times each night. Since I could wear the tape I have started to sleep better and better. My advice is to not overreact if you get panic, just remove the tape and get used to it successively at your own pace.

– When I tried the tape for the first time I panicked. But I turned to my breathing and focused on breathing slow, low and rhythmically. After a while I was able to relax and fell asleep. I was confident that the stress and fear would diminish over time. Direct your focus towards your breath, over and over again. Since then I have had no problems at all with taping my mouth at night.

In the Swedish book “Sluta snarka och börja leva! (Stop snoring, start living)” from 1991 the author Tore Strandell advices the reader to tape their mouth at night, se the picture below. Tore is an MD and an associate Professor at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the founder of Aleris Fysiologlab, Northern Europe’s largest sleep clinic.

Stop snoring, start living


Please Note! The Sleep Tape is not intended to use as a replacement for medical advice from medically trained personnel. It is not recommended for children under 5 yeas of age to tape their mouth at night. Mouth taping at night, regardless of age, is at your own risk.

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Sleep Tape 5M

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58 reviews for The Sleep Tape 5M (five months)

  1. Saskia (verified owner)

    Despite I think I sleep with my mouth closed, this tape is an easy and comfortable ‘security’ and I like it.

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

  3. Cathryn P. (verified owner)

    We love the results we get with using Sleep Tape. We were disappointed in the quality of our last order of tape. We still had some left of our previous order and the difference is quite marked. The new product does not rip cleanly and often a tab will rip off. We have never had this with any of our other orders.

  4. Jennifer (verified owner)

  5. paul wisswaesser (verified owner)

  6. Patrick Devine (verified owner)

  7. Jonathan Capel (verified owner)

    Using the sleep tape has helped reduce the number of events each night by keeping my mouth closed. The tape also helps keep my mask clear of saliva caused by mouth breathing.

  8. Judy Wolfe (verified owner)

    My husband and I love your tape…it’s easy to apply, comes off nicely, and works!

  9. Rachel F. (verified owner)

    I love using my sleep tape. My breathing has improved greatly. I sleep a lot better now. I will never be without this product.

  10. Valerie B. (verified owner)

    Best tape out there, I’m a repeat customer that has wasted money on other inferior products.

  11. Gary F. (verified owner)

    This is a great product.
    Easy to reapply if I have to get up at night

  12. Mark G. (verified owner)

    Tape is strong and uncomfortable to take off.

  13. Joyce T. (verified owner)

    I’m 78.5 years old, who used to snore, wake up 2-3 times a night with dry mouth and urge to use the bathroom. My gums felt uncomfortable in the AM, and I had little energy in the morning.

    Since using mouth tape, I might wake up once, but often sleep thru the night. My gums feel much better now. Most important, I have energy in the morning. What a wonderful improvement! ? I’ve been spreading the news- hoping to help others.

  14. Bryan T. (verified owner)

    caOntario, Canada

    Great product, tried using the micropore paper tape and the adhesive isn’t strong enough, this tape does the trick perfectly, I cut them in half because they are too long

  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    gbEngland, United Kingdom

    Good quality products but very slow delivery times

    • Anders Olsson (store manager)

      Thank you for your kind words. We are painfully aware of the fact that we have had delivery issues lately due to increased demand as well as production and delivery problems. Thank you for your patience.

      /The Conscious Breathing Team

  16. Sue (verified owner)

    gbEngland, United Kingdom

    This is the best sleep tape I have found. After trying it for a couple of months, I decided to re-order. The only downside was how long it took to arrive. I ordered it in mid-August 2022 and it finally arrived on November 4th 2022!!! I live in the UK and would love to keep on recommending this to my clients but feel I can’t because of the shipping problems.

    • Anders Olsson (store manager)

      Hi Sue! Thank you for your kind words. We are really sorry to hear about the extremely long delivery time. There are several reasons for this, both an increase in demand as well as production and delivery problems. Thank you for your patience. Our backlog is now almost gone, and we hope that you will reconsider recommending the Sleep Tape to your clients! You can also become a reseller if you want to ?

      /The Conscious Breathing Team

  17. Rosa Pfafferott (verified owner)

    deLower Saxony, Germany

    Easy to use, a little less glue would be perfect to me☺️

  18. Cynthia Campfield (verified owner)

    usOregon, United States

    I think I’ve tried most every sleep tape out there and I find this is by far and away the best one! I trim a little of the length off, and they’re just perfect for me!! thank you!!!

  19. Anonymous (verified owner)

    gbEngland, United Kingdom

    Unfortunately the tape took months to arrive. I tried various substitutes, but sleep tape is the best

  20. Sarah (verified owner)

    aeUnited Arab Emirates

    The product itself is good but I have been very disappointed with customer service received. I placed an order for 2 packs of sleep tape to be sent to my UAE address and one pack to Ireland for my trip home there in the summer. After 3 weeks I hadn’t heard anything and when I arrived in Ireland no tape, I contacted customer service and was informed that stock had run out!! Lucky I thought to enquire!! I stayed in Ireland for 4 weeks and no tape was delivered, I thought I was ensuring speedy process when I ordered for another European country.
    Since arriving back in UAE my tape is here- my advice is order many many months in advance if you require it and you also may need to follow up as the company will not contact you to inform of delays or stock shortage. I’m disappointed as I am a big fan of the book and wanted to do the conscious breathing course but this experience has put me off.

    • Anders Olsson (store manager)

      Hi Sarah! We are really sorry to hear about the extremely long delivery time and poor communication. There are several reasons for the delay, both an increase in demand as well as production and delivery problems.

      The poor communication is due to the fact that we are a small company, and arranging the Conscious Breathing Summit in September took a bit too much of our resources. When it coincided with the Sleep Tape issues, we basically didn’t have the resources to communicate in a professional way.

      You are more than welcome to take the Conscious Breathing Instructor Course if you change your mind.

      /The Conscious Breathing Team

  21. Graham (verified owner)

    auQueensland, Australia

    I have been using Sleep tape for many months. Very important part of my sleep pattern, as a person suffering Sleep Apnoea. Highly recommended.

  22. Edie Hermes (verified owner)

    usAlabama, United States

    Holds on VERY well – does the job! Conveniently pre-cut

  23. Paul Walsh (verified owner)

    ieLeinster, Ireland

    Love this sleep tape. Particularly the non-chemically aspect. Doesn’t smell full of chemicals. Feels clean and is a good size to cover the whole mouth

  24. Jeanette S. (verified owner)

    usTexas, United States

    This keeps me from snoring as much I do without it. However, the quality of the tape doesn’t seem as nice as the first order. The tape doesn’t come off the backing as easily as before.

  25. Peter (verified owner)

    gbUnited Kingdom

    I have been using Sleep Tape every night for several weeks now. It seems completely counterintuitive to tape up your mouth in order to sleep, but I noticed a distinct improvement in the quality of my sleep from the first night on. My sleep seems more restful and less disturbed than before. I feel more rested when I wake up and no longer wake up with a dry mouth.

  26. Julie D. (verified owner)

    usWisconsin, United States

    Thanks for your great product! I sleep so much better now that I am not a mouth breather. I look forward to putting on my tape and having a restful night, many times not even waking once before morning. Love your conscious breathing course as well. Learned a lot from it! Thanks for all your teaching and products!

  27. Maciej B. (verified owner)

    plMazovia, Poland

    Using already half a year. Fully satisfied.

  28. Naresh G (verified owner)

    inTelangana, India

    Excellent!! I feel less nervous after started taping mouth.

  29. Anne-Britt

    Fantastisk produkt. Har brukt det hver dag siden jeg startet 5 april. Sovner raskere og sover bedre. Funker også ved forkjølelse. Kan anbefales.

  30. Paul Herbert (verified owner)

    usMassachusetts, United States

    10cm x 3 cm would be better

  31. Robert (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

    I know the sleep tape helps me sleep better, but peels up a bit after about 6 hours

  32. Gary F. (verified owner)

    usTexas, United States

    I sleep much more deeply. My dreaming has resumed.

  33. Yuriy (verified owner)


    The best Sleep Tape I ever tried. It helps me to sleep better even with the less sleep time. Also, it helped my wife to sleep better as I am snoring less or even none 🙂

  34. Nancy (verified owner)

    usOregon, United States

    I no longer snore or have dry mouth in the night. I have recommended sleep tape to 3 others.

  35. BRENDA (verified owner)

    caNova Scotia, Canada

    best there is for an amazing price

  36. Linda E. (verified owner)

    usMaryland, United States

    Improved sleep, decreased asthma symptoms and better overall health all from wearing a small comfortable strip of tape during sleep! Amazing!!!! Thank you!

  37. David R. (verified owner)

    usUnited States

    It works. I love it.

  38. Donald S. (verified owner)

    usMassachusetts, United States

    I’ve experienced better quality of sleep overall and eliminated episodes of snoring and mouth breathing.

  39. Benito Hernandez (verified owner)

    usFlorida, United States

  40. Amy (verified owner)

    usPennsylvania, United States

    I love this product! It is slightly awkward at first but now when I use the tape it is a signal for my body to know it’s time to rest. When I don’t use it because I’m traveling and forgot it, I wake up with a bad taste in my mouth. When I use it, I wake up refreshed and calm. I now breath only through my nose when I exercise which took about 2-3 weeks to fully transition and I’m so much more relaxed and therefore can do more. I attend a vigorous exercise class several days a week and I observe everyone else huffing and puffing while I am calmly recovering from a strenuous bit with my mouth closed. I recover better and faster. I always use the breathing regulator /The Relaxator) and love that product as well.

  41. Daniel ODonnell (verified owner)

    usIllinois, United States

    Your book and tape have changed my life. Actually, I believe your advice, i.e. to breathe through my nose and use the tape at night have extended my life. Thank you.

  42. Rebecca O. (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

    My husband uses a CPAP and I use a dental device when home, but when we travel or go camping we use this mouth tape. It works great and we both get a good nights sleep without the snoring. I occasionally use it at home when I want to take a break from the mouth device.

  43. Grant J. (verified owner)

    My oura ring sleep scores have improved dramatically and now I would never sleep without my tape. Thank you

  44. Barbara Allen (verified owner)

    usOhio, United States

    Its I think that Jesus Christ sent that to me. Thank God

  45. Charmain White (verified owner)

    auNew South Wales, Australia

    This tape stops me from dribbling when asleep and also not waking up with a dry throat from mouth breathing!

  46. Julie Poirier (verified owner)

    usFlorida, United States

    I love sleeping with the sleep tape. I have for 1.5 Yrs now. No more open dry mouth or waking me up snoring, I feel more clear in my airway and head. I wake up with a feeling of cleanliness, fresh in my upper body and head. I have better sleep and definitively better naps I am more conscious of my breathing and breathing mouth closed and through my nose during the day. Thank You !

  47. Eveline Walther (verified owner)

    chBern, Switzerland

    better sleep and less snoring / more energy
    could stick a bit less…

  48. Stephanie F. (verified owner)

    usCalifornia, United States

    Was introduced to this at a health conference. Can’t live without it! Tried other brands but they do not come close to the quality or consistency.

  49. Emma (verified owner)

    I order this from the UK. I love it. Wouldn’t be without it. My dad tried different brands but came back to this. It’s the best – my breathing and sleep has never been better!

  50. Sarah

    I have been using regular surgical tape but it would come off in the night, but now trying this “Sleep Tape” the adhesive is very strong and stays on perfectly through the night. I’ve only been using the tape in general for about a month but my stress levels during the day have gone way down and I feel much better rested in the mornings! I bought the relaxator and received Sleep Tape with it (also reading Conscious Breathing) but now am going to stock up on the tape after a single night trying it! Impressive stick and didn’t wind up around my finger or in my hair like regular medical tape would! ha!

  51. Anonymous

    I’m shocked: have only woken up once this night. This hasen’t happened in many years!!!

  52. Anonymous

    Sleeping with taped mouth – no nightmares, no need to go to the toilet! Wow, that it could be this simple!

  53. Catarina Johannisson

    I came in touch with Conscious Breathing through my mom who read an article in Hemmets Journal (a Swedish monthly magazine). I can tell you that I didn’t have high expectations when I started to read the book The Power of Your Breathand practicing with the Relaxator Breathing Retrainer. When I later on read about taping the mouth at night, I thought it could be worth trying.

    Since I was twenty I’ve had major sleep problems. I have slept constantly with my mouth open and woken up between five and ten times every night. During the daytime I’ve felt exhausted and have had to struggle through the day hour by hour while at work, and rest when I get home. I seldom had the energy to do anything extra in the evenings.

    The Sleep Tape has given me a new life
    Since taping my mouth for a few weeks I have slept through more full nights than I’ve done in the last 30 years. I don’t have to drag myself out of bed in the mornings anymore. I’m so much more alert and I have more energy both at work and in the evenings. The Sleep Tape has given me a new lease on life. Many thanks!

    I’m still taping
    Update December 2013 Another couple of months have passed, and I continue to tape my mouth almost every night. There are now very few nights with poor sleep and the positive results remains. It feels like I’m sleeping more deeply and getting more rest than ever before. From being close to burnt out I now have so much more strength and energy, and many people around me notice the difference.

    I have basically stopped taking sleeping pills
    For many years I couldn’t fall asleep at night without taking sleeping pills. Since I prefer not to take any medication I have tried many, many times to sleep without them, but without success. But thanks to the Sleep Tape, I’ve finally been able to stop taking them.

    You can read my full testimonial here

    – Catarina Johannisson, IT technician

  54. Anonymous

    I am 78 years old and damned if my potency is not too shabby. My sex life is better than ever, practically like that of a teenager! And bugger me if it hasn’t happened over the last few years. I am convinced that the biggest reason for this is the fact that I have slept with my mouth taped the last five years.

  55. Anonymous

    My enormous need for sleep has been reduced with my mouth taped. Before 10-12 hours/night, now 8 hours/night.

  56. Lottie Stjernqvist

    So darn cool!! Today, my eleven-year-old son came home from school and told me he had scored one goal in soccer and had assisted his team in scoring three more goals. This week, he also ran two laps on the terrain course and eight laps for an endurance test. That might sound normal for a kid his age, but my son is currently being evaluated for asthma fatigue. Every morning, he used to wake up with a blocked nose, despite having taken an allergy pill before going to bed. He needed a cold spray, allergy spray and asthma medicine morning and night. He would tell us, “I hate gym class,” four times a week, sometimes with tears and a tantrum. I’m not even going into his moods. We used to call it morning tiredness, but NO. The right term is hypoxia (lack of oxygen).

    Cocky as he is, he began his road to recovery by taping his mouth before going to bed, for ten days, and practicing the Conscious Breathing Method with the Relaxator for fifteen minutes twice a day, and thinking about breathing through his nose with his tongue pressed against the roof of his mouth as often as possible. We noticed the difference the first morning: no allergy, peppy and rested. We’re so HAPPY! These last few days have been completely medicine-free :)! So, a big warm THANK YOU, Anders, for having taken on this mission. I’ll be doing my best to spread the word and inspire people about nasal breathing. Count me in for the Instructor course in September ♥.

    Update – June 2012 Yesterday, on the 25th day of the Breathing Retraining Program (during this period we also had a few days of stomach flu), the asthma nurse recorded in Felix’s medical journal that he had stopped using the medicine, and he doesn’t need to revisit since he doesn’t have any symptoms of allergy or asthma any longer :).

    Update – July 2012 Felix plays soccer every day now. This is so cool 🙂

    You can read our full testimonial here

    – Lottie Stjernqvist, mother of Felix, 11

  57. Veronica Ingemarsson

    In November of 2010 I attended a Conscious Breathing course, and since then I have basically taped my mouth shut every night. In addition to having enjoyed better sleep, the tooth right next to my upper front teeth has straightened! It used to be completely crooked and I didn’t like to smile because of how odd it looked. But, now, the tooth has twisted itself back into place, which I assume is due to taping my mouth shut at night.

    It also goes hand in hand with what I learned in the course, that your tongue and lips are powerful muscles that strongly affect the positioning of your teeth. Nowadays my whole family, my partner and three children, aged 7, 9 and 11, tape their mouths shut at night.

    I also do a fair amount of running, about 50-60 kilometers a week, and I am trying to practice nasal breathing more and more. It feels really nice to breathe through my nose, but for the time being I’m not able to do it properly when I’m running fast. I do, however, clearly note that when I’m running quickly and huffing and puffing through my mouth, and I take a few breaths through my nose, I calm down and get a burst of energy that makes me feel I can carry on just a bit more.

    You can read my full testimonial here

    – Veronica Ingemarsson

  58. Mirja Saarväli

    Nowdays, whenever I go to bed I tape up my mouth. Before, when the alarm went off in the mornings, I would always have a really hard time getting up. I used to feel as if I had slept well, but the way I feel now when the alarm goes off . . . there is just no comparison. Now I can get out of bed straight away without feeling like I’m about to faint from tiredness!

    When I started the Breathing Retraining Program with the Relaxator, the resistance was set too high and my abdominals (diaphragm) started to hurt, but now it works well and I use it a bit in the evening before going to bed.

    Since I started the breathing exercises I have felt less stressed in general, and I use the Conscious Breathing technique with a three to four count while breathing in and four or eight count while breathing out, in order to reduce the stress. Fantastic!!

    My last dentist’s visit also went swimmingly. By breathing through my nose, which now feels completely natural, I had no problem whatsoever lying back in the chair while the dentist drilled into my teeth. I could have lain there for hours. An especially tasty bonus is that I don’t end up getting bugs in my mouth when I’m out biking anymore, because I keep my mouth shut. Everything has just become so much more pleasant and easy.

    You can read my full testimonial here

    – Mirja Saarvääli, Holistic horse and dog therapist

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