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Buteyko: Why Indonesia singer Andien sleeps with tape on her mouth

[2019.07.12, Fri 01:00] Ien, a popular Indonesian singer, shocked her fans when she posted a lengthy Instagram story about breathing - along with photos of herself, her husband and their two-year-old son with tape over their mouths. It involves finding ways of breathing through your nose - one of which is taping your mouth closed while you sleep. The Buteyko technique was first developed in the 1950s by the Soviet doctor of the same name, Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko. Almost seven decades later and the alternative therapy remains popular, with Buteyko practitioners around the world now hailing the benefits of breathing exercises and taping the mouth shut to sleep. Taping the mouth closed, he claims, can prevent this from happening. Aside from the fact that it's barely effective, both doctors warn that taping your mouth - or your child's mouth - could be dangerous. While in an emergency most adults are likely to wake themselves up and rip the tape off, children cannot, he adds. Google the news >>

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