Last night I put some tape over my mouth right before bed.
Despite the weird looks from my wife, there's increasing evidence that suggestions nose breathing is optimal in virtually every way. Unfortunately, many of us get into the habit of mouth breathing which allegedly can cause quite a few health issues.
The idea is that by taping your mouth at night, you force yourself to breathe through your nose. Notable side effects have been said to be increased energy, better sleep, and the like.
While I'm not fully convinced this will pan out, it's such a low risk experiment I knew I had to give it a try. I'll be experimenting with tape over my mouth before sleeping for the next couple weeks and definitely report back my findings.
This morning when I woke up at 5:30 I did notice a little more energy than normal, but of course that could just be the placebo in action. I've heard that is takes several weeks before you 'really' start seeing the effects. Looking forward to reporting back.