Many people suffer from sleep-related conditions like obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), and snoring. These conditions disrupt sleep, and the person finds it difficult to sleep soundly. Lifestyle modifications and oral medications can treat these conditions. CAP therapy is also a popular way of treating OSA.
Recent studies have shown that playing musical instruments can also help treat these conditions. These instruments can strengthen the tissues and muscles of the throat passage, thus reducing OSA events.
The aboriginal wind instrument called didgeridoo is said to be highly effective in this regard. However, you can play any wind instrument. Playing this instrument can strengthen the throat muscles in OSA patients and those who snore. Once these tissues and muscles become stronger the blockage of the airway can be prevented during sleep.
You must practice a few lessons with the musical instrument to get results. First is the lip technique in which you need to produce and hold a keynote for about 30 seconds. Then, you should do circular breathing. This technique will let you maintain a sound for a long time. You should inhale through your nose and maintain the airflow through the instrument simultaneously.
So, if you play the didgeridoo or other wind instruments regularly, then you will experience fewer sleep obstructive apnea events. Recently, silent sleep training, which uses the didgeridoo, has been linked with reduced sleep apnea problems. It is now available in the US and Europe and will be available in other countries soon.
This approach strengthens the throat muscles and reduces or eliminates sleep apnea and snoring problems. The silent sleep training includes a “Medical Didgeridoo®” and an app. This is a training device and various playing techniques can reduce fatty tissues in the neck and throat.
Billions of people are affected with sleep apnea today and this new technique can reduce this condition and snoring problems as well.