Vaper’s Tongue: Is it something real? Learn why this happens and how you can fix it.
Don’t worry, you are not alone. Like many vapers out there, you are experiencing a common phenomenon known as olfactory fatigue.
This article will discuss about the cause and remedy that can guide you to overcome tasteless vaping and enjoy electronic cigarette.
What is Vaper’s Tongue?
Although it is referred to as Vaper’s Tongue, it has got nothing to do with tongue or the taste buds. Your tongue can identify five different taste: sourness, bitterness, sweetness, saltiness and umami (a savoury taste). Your tongue cannot distinguish flavours. That is done by the olfactory sensor located at the top of your nasal passage. This sensor is responsible for different perception of flavours.
When your olfactory sensor is exposed to same smell over and over again, it becomes fatigue and stop responding to that particular smell. When you vape the same flavoured eliquid every day, at one point you may find it tasteless. This is just not confined to vaping, but to other senses too and that’s the psychology of taste and smell.
How to Fix this Problem?
This is pretty simple, reset your olfactory sensor. See below:
The most commonly used method when we try to smell different perfumes, before settling down to one that we like from a store. Smelling Coffee Beans to reset the sense of smell is a way to keep a check on your olfactory sensor, though some experts consider this as mythical.
Try switching your flavours once in a while to avoid any decrease in sense of smell. Secondly, you have 100+ flavours to vape around, so why not give it a go.
Some suggest, brushing your teeth and tongue is a good idea to alleviate any build upon your tongue.
Some vapers also suggest that gargling or rinsing your mouth with minty mouthwash or saltwater can help restore the taste.
Drinking water and staying hydrated can help prevent olfactory fatigue.
So next time when you feel your flavour is tasteless, try the above solutions.
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