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New Cure for Sleep Apnea?
Here is an interesting article.
No idea if it is valid.

http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-New...r=oqajmc4p
04-27-2015 12:38 PM
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RE: New Cure for Sleep Apnea?
This gets back to what I have been saying about playing the digeridoo to tone the throat tissue. Although shown to be the most effective method, above any other wind instrument (yes, they did studies) it is not enough in and of itself to cure anything but mild OSA based on throat laxity problems - as such, if you lose sufficient weight and have a case of simple weight related OSA, it will do the last 5 yards to get you off the CPAP - MAYBE. However, as a method of treating anything more extreme or complex it is either able to lower the pressure needs for throat tissue laxity based problems (and nothing else) or be of no help in that regard. In another regard it is very helpful - playing a wind instrument is very good for you, one way or another.

so, just "put your lips together, and.... blow!"
04-27-2015 01:32 PM
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RE: New Cure for Sleep Apnea?
(04-27-2015 12:38 PM)bwexler Wrote:  Here is an interesting article.
No idea if it is valid.

http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-New...r=oqajmc4p

Goes along with DocWils saying that playing the Didgeridoo would tighten up slack muscles and tissue in the throat.

Of course, your neighbors will think you gone round the bend.

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RE: New Cure for Sleep Apnea?
When son is blowin his eucalyptus didge every dog in town barks.
I guess a didge's bark is worse than it's bite.
Doc W is it correct once a fat cell forms it is forever?
Can shrink but never goes away w/o drastic means?
So once you have a fat neck always fat neck to some degree no matter how much weight lost?

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(This post was last modified: 04-27-2015 02:47 PM by Mark Douglas.)
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RE: New Cure for Sleep Apnea?
(04-27-2015 01:32 PM)DocWils Wrote:  so, just "put your lips together, and.... blow!"

Lauren Bacall in "To Have and Have Not," 1944.

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RE: New Cure for Sleep Apnea?
One would think there would be some sort of mouthpiece device you could use to get the same effect of the didgeridoo without causing undue stress to the local fauna.

I know Respironics has an IMT Inspiratory Muscle Training gadget for certain breathing problems, but it would seem that something similar could be made to give you a similar thing for exhale pressure.

You could probably make something yourself with a hose going into a bucket of water. If the water was x cm deep, you'd have to breathe x cmH2O to exhale through the bucket. Sort of like a reverse hooka.

I remember some sort of weird gadget they had the astronaut candidates blowing through in the "Right Stuff" movie where the guys were competing against each other.

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RE: New Cure for Sleep Apnea?
No, i know the device you are referring to, that would have no effect here - it is the circular breathing technique that counts, and the throat training that goes with it - Inuit and certain Mongolian tribes tested showed no signs of apnoea despite the excess body fats they carry naturally - the reason is the particular type of atonal singing they do, known as throat singing, which naturally tightens and tones the throat.
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RE: New Cure for Sleep Apnea?
Well it's all over red rover.

Entire multi trillion dollar sleep apnea industry shut down overnight leading to massive job losses and corporate bankruptcies.
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RE: New Cure for Sleep Apnea?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLMlkjnYe0U

This is not an art form appreciated by the masses. I think the industry is safe.
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RE: New Cure for Sleep Apnea?
Sheldon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-RsB4a4ogc

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