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Didgeridoo inspires sleep apnea workout

From Friday's Globe and Mail

Playing the Australian aboriginal wind instrument seems to help those affected ...Read the full article

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  1. Carl Woehncke from Canada writes: Hmm, I guess that makes sense. Playing the didjeridu requires you to master circular breathing. When you are engaged in circular breathing your airways probably don't get a chance to do what they do during sleep apnea.
  2. My sentiments exactly from Canada writes: There's a British researcher who has been studying snoring and has designed vocal exercises to help tone the muscles and lax tissues in the oral cavity:
    http://www.singingforsnorers.com/
  3. Dan P from Calgary, Canada writes: The title is catchy, but according to the article, the research didn't actually involve anything related to the didjeridoo - just tongue and throat exercises.
  4. Chris Edwards from Canada writes: Dan P is right - I was about to go buy myself one, and then it turns out to be a misleading headline. Go figure.

    Why didn't they just write a story about the study that "intrigued" the Brazilian scientists?
  5. edward prior from Montreal, Canada writes: Seems like a Catch-22 to me: lessen the risk of death by apnoea but increase the risk of being severely beaten by irate neighbours forced to endure hours of the sound of a love-lorn gnu pining for the fjiords.
  6. max from edmonton from Canada writes: edward prior from Montreal, Canada writes: Seems like a Catch-22 to me: lessen the risk of death by apnoea but increase the risk of being severely beaten by irate neighbours forced to endure hours of the sound of a love-lorn gnu pining for the fjiords.
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    enough about the Gnu's, its time for the Weather
  7. Kothar Rumbleg from Canada writes: They are tough to play right! I tried last year in northern aus for first time. After a freindly aboriginal dwight helped me on my way with it, I got used to it.
  8. Hap Stokes from Canada writes: My grand-dad never snores.
    Must be those horrid g/d Bagpipes he plays.
    Actually I would far prefer him snoring to that awful squealing sound.
  9. john shantz from Canada writes: Never forget the definition of a true Scottish gentleman............. someone who can play the bagpipes and doesn't!
  10. R M from Ottawa, Canada writes: New news??? From Wikipedia:

    Snoring
    A 2005 study in the British Medical Journal found that learning and practising the didgeridoo helped reduce snoring and sleep apnea, as well as daytime sleepiness. This appears to work by strengthening muscles in the upper airway, thus reducing their tendency to collapse during sleep.[8]
  11. loving canada from Vancouver, Canada writes: confusing head line to a problem that from time to time catches the attention of the population that are constantly on the look out for a remedy for issues real or imagined. dentists have been trying to get a share of the market by making devices that claimed to be very effective and convenient. a small appliance that you insert in your mouth when you go to bed.
  12. Vic Vegas from Gunkoover, BC, Canada writes: Why is it that nearly every word in the Australian lexicon looks and sounds as if it were first spoken by someone who was extremely drunk?
  13. alex daniell from toronto, Canada writes: Where can I get the details on the workout/exercises?
    Appreciate any contacts or links...tks
  14. Carl Woehncke from Canada writes: Vic Vegas from Gunkoover, BC, Canada writes: 'Why is it that nearly every word in the Australian lexicon looks and sounds as if it were first spoken by someone who was extremely drunk?'

    Because you have some kind of ill-informed problem with aboriginal languages? Shall we take a look at some placenames in BC?
  15. Oavis Johnson from Winnipeg, Canada writes: That headline is two words too long.
  16. Carl Woehncke from Canada writes: Oavis Johnson from Winnipeg, Canada writes: 'That headline is two words too long'

    Agreed. 'Didgeridoo inspires workout'. Nothing like some Yothu Yindi on the old iPod to get you moving during cardio.

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