There is nothing more important for us than a good night's sleep. Deep rest is when our whole being is able to heal, restore and renew.
Do you wake in the morning feeling tired, like you have not had a full night's rest?
Scientists are now discovering that playing the didgeridoo on a regular basis can improve the quality of your sleep, reduce snoring and can be another tool for sleep apnea.
Playing the didgeridoo helps strengthen the muscles in the throat that collapse during sleep causing obstruction of the airway.
As well as being wonderful tool for getting better rest, it's great fun to play as well.
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Regular didgeridoo playing reduces snoring and daytime sleepiness, finds a study published by the British Medical Journal. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome are common sleep disorders caused by the collapse of the upper airways. Reports of didgeridoo players experiencing reduced daytime sleepiness and snoring after practicing, led experts in Switzerland to test the theory that training of the upper airways by didgeridoo playing can improve these disorders. They identified 25 patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and who complained about snoring. Patients were randomly allocated to an intervention group (didgeridoo lessons and daily practice at home for four months) or a control group (remained on a waiting list for lessons). Compared with the control group, daytime sleepiness and apnea scores improved significantly in the didgeridoo group. Partners of patients in the didgeridoo group also reported much less sleep disturbance. The authors conclude that regular training of the upper airways by didgeridoo playing reduces daytime sleepiness and snoring in people with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and also improves the sleep quality of partners.
Links of Interest
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Medical Disclaimer: Timothy is not a Western medical professional or expert on sleep apnea syndrome. He is responding from his own experience in playing the didgeridoo and the proof of principal results published in the British Medical Journal. It is his express concern that you consider didgeridoo playing only as a supplemental therapy to compliment your CPAP or any related therapies as prescribed by your doctor. There is no cure for sleep apnea, and while the clinical results of didgeridoo playing are promising, you should not decrease or discontinue your CPAP regimen without consulting your physician.