What Is Mewing and How Does Myospots Help You Do It?

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Have you heard of ‘mewing’?  

Despite its name conjuring feline images, mewing has nothing to do with cats. In fact, it’s a practice that has existed since the 1970s and has gone on to gain widespread attention online in recent years. 

This mewing exercise involves keeping your tongue on the roof of your mouth, with the goal of making this posture a natural and habitual part of your daily life. If you were to search the practice online, you’d find its supporters proudly displaying their mewing before and after pictures and discussing their mewing results.  

Myospots can help you with mewing by enticing your tongue to habitually elevate. 

Here we discuss mewing, and how you can use Myospots to make mewing easy. 

What is Mewing 

Mewing is the process of keeping your tongue on the roof of your mouth. The technique, which initially gained traction for its potential to shape the face, has expanded its claims to reducing jaw pain, improving breathing issues, and even contributing to the correction of certain orthodontic problems. 

As we delve deeper into the essence of mewing, it’s evident that this practice goes beyond a mere physical exercise. It is a conscious effort to create a positive habit, one that, according to enthusiasts, may yield a myriad of benefits. 

Mewing is named after the British orthodontist Dr John Mew who made it popular in the 1970s. The practice has gone on to gain widespread online attention in recent years. 

The foundation of mewing lies in maintaining a specific tongue posture throughout the day. The practice encourages individuals to make a conscious effort to rest their tongue against the roof of their mouth, aiming to make this new tongue position a habitual and natural part of their daily lives.  

How to mew properly 

The mewing exercise is simple. Here’s a step-by-step guide to the mewing technique: 

  1. Close your lips, ensuring they are sealed with your teeth lightly touching. 
  2. Relax your tongue. 
  3. Elevate your tongue to the roof of your mouth, with the tip just behind the back of your front upper teeth and the middle of the tongue against the hard palate. 
  4. Hold this posture for as long as possible. 
  5. Repeat regularly to reinforce the habit. 

Does Mewing Work? 

While mewing boasts a legion of online supporters who claim transformative benefits, the scientific community remains cautious. Despite numerous anecdotal success stories available from mewing supporters online, research continues in the growing field. 

Studies have linked the positioning of the teeth and the tongue to the development of the jaw. Some common solutions proposed in these studies are in many ways similar to the concepts represented in the mewing exercise. 

The effectiveness of mewing is suggested to vary widely from person to person, contingent on factors such as dedication, age, and genetics. 

How to mew with Myospots 

For those intrigued by the prospect of mewing, Myospots could be a potential ally.  

Myospots facilitates tongue retraining exercises, promoting the healthier habit of nasal breathing over mouth breathing.  

Given that a large part of mewing involves habitual tongue elevation, Myospots can play a crucial role.  

Myospots help you to guide your tongue to rest against the roof of your mouth, to block air from easily entering your airway. They are small, flavoured pads that adhere to the roof of the mouth, guiding the tongue to the correct resting position. 

Here’s how to incorporate Myospots into your mewing routine:  

  1. Gently press a Myospot against your hard palate with your thumb, just behind your top front teeth. The spot will adhere within seconds.  
  2. Allow your tongue to be guided to touch the spot.
  3. As you maintain tongue elevation for approximately 45 minutes, the Myospot will gradually dissolve, making it an effortless and convenient tool to enhance your mewing experience. 

How Myospots can help 

As discussed, an important part of mewing is creating the habit of elevating your tongue.  Myospots may help you by enticing your tongue to habitually elevate.  

If you’re looking for ways to help you stop breathing through your mouth, or if you’d like to try your hand at mewing, Myospots may help you improve your tongue posture. 

Myospots are an easy-to-use product that comes in three tasty flavours. Get started now and buy your first Myospots order here

*All information is general in nature and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Your healthcare provider can consult with you to confirm if this advice is right for you. 


  • Kahn, S., Ehrlich, P., Feldman, M., Sapolsky, R., Wong, S. (2020). The Jaw Epidemic: Recognition, Origins, Cures, and Prevention, BioScience, 70(9), 759–771, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biaa073
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