It takes some getting used to putting on a bongo and getting a good night's sleep. Some people find it difficult to exhale at the beginning of application and feel stuffy. However, this resistance is the good thing about bongo drums, and it is a mechanism to prevent snoring. Use Bongo when you are awake, such as watching TV or reading a book, and get used to it. If you feel stuffy at bedtime, you don't have to force your nose to breathe. When you fall asleep, you should most likely naturally transition from mouth breathing to nasal breathing. If you notice it, it will be natural to wear the Bongo.