Now you wouldn’t be the only one who would think that a didgeridoo would be next to useless for people who suffer from snoring and sleep apnea but as a matter of fact, it seems that the Aboriginal instrument is actually really helpful.
This all started with an article in the BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal), which is an incredibly prestigious medical journal. The BMJ published a Swiss study that showed that playing the instrument decreased snoring and daytime sleepiness.
The study looked at how playing the didgeridoo helped strengthen the muscles in the back of the throat as well as toning the airway, which helps prevent it from collapsing during sleep. The study concluded that playing the didgeridoo is an "effective treatment alternative" for moderate sleep apnea. When you think about it, it does make sense. The didgeridoo requires some serious breathing to play and this must exercise and strengthen that area.
While your wife may not be overly excited that your cure for snoring is to play the didgeridoo for half an hour before bed each night, she will surely rather that than spending yet another night next to the chainsaw.
Get your loved one a didgeridoo and help them sleep.
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