Can’t taste your vape anymore? Has your favorite elqiuid suddenly lost its flavor?
You may be experiencing Vaper’s Tongue. In fact, anyone who uses an ecig daily for a significant amount of time may experience this sensation at some point in their #vapelyfe.
What It Is
Vaper’s Tongue, also known as Vaper’s Fatigue or Flavor Fatigue, is a term used by vapers for the temporary loss of the ability to “taste” your eliquid flavors.
Luckily, in most cases this condition is temporary and will eventually resolve itself (although, according to ecigarettedirect, there may be quite a few things you can do to speed up the return of your tastes buds!)
What Causes It & How You Can Avoid/Cure Flavor Fatigue
Your sense of taste is derived from both your tastebuds and your sense of smell. That’s why when you have a cold or your nose is stuffy you have a hard time tasting anything you eat!
Allergies and colds are therefore one of the top reasons you may be experiencing Vaper’s Tongue. Thankfully, in these situations, your ability to taste your vape should return around the same time as your ability to fully taste your food.
Dehydration is another possible cause of Vaper’s Tongue. Vaping removes moisture from your mouth which can lead to dry mouth and nasal passages and this can ultimately affect your sense of taste. If you haven’t recently quit smoking and started vaping then dehydration is one of the main reasons you may be experiencing this sensation. So, naturally, one of the best ways to “cure” Vaper’s Tongue in these instances is to rehydrate by drinking lots of water.
If You Recently Quit Smoking you may be experiencing the affects that long-term smoking can have on your sense of taste and smell. In this case, you have to be patient and allow time to pass and your respitory system to heal itself (which it will!)
Expired Eliquid tends to lost its flavor potency so if you are vaping on some old ejuice you found under the seat in your car or inbetween the cushions of the couch, best bet it to toss it, clean your set up (carefully) and get yourself a fresh eliquid before you start worrying about having Vaper’s Tongue.
Vaping the Same Flavor too long. While this one is still up for debate, as some of our local vapers have also pointed out, you can get the feeling you have Vaper’s Tongue just by vaping the same flavor eliquid for too long. Your senses get so accustomed to the flavor that they feel a bit “numbed”. The easiest fix for this is to switch it up to a new eliquid and try rotating flavors regularly to keep your taste buds on edge!
Other Ways To Support Your Sense of Smell/Taste
If you’re not able to pinpoint the cause of your Vaper’s Tongue here are some other solutions that have been known to cleanse the palate and stimulate the body’s ability to process taste:
– Use mouthwash
– Suck on a lemon
– Smell Coffee Beans
– “Sniff Therapy” is also an option (we kid you not) According, to this interesting article from the Wall Street Journal on How to Sharpen Your Sense of Smell. (If you want to feel really, really (like really) well-acquainted with the inside of your nose, we recommend you read the entire article. It’s pretty interesting!)
“To help train the brain to discern differences among scents, Dr. Hirsch recommends what he calls “sniff therapy.” Choose three or four different types of scents that you find pleasant—say, a floral scent, such as those found in shampoo or soap; a fruity scent from berries, a banana or some other resilient fruit; and another, different scent, like coffee. Avoid irritating scents like onion or ammonia, which can hamper smelling ability, he says.”
Lastly, if you feel like you have Vaper’s Tongue, DO NOT PANIC. See if any of the above “causes” apply to you and you will already by half-way to figuring out how to resolve the problem.
If you have any questions about Vaper’s Tongue or want to share your own remedy, feel free to comment or get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.