Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

New Cure for Sleep Apnea?
#1
Here is an interesting article.
No idea if it is valid.

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



Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
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!"
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
(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.

Admin Note:
JustMongo passed away in August 2017
Click HERE to read his Memorial Thread

~ Rest in Peace ~
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
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?
I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
Post Reply Post Reply
#5
(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.

Admin Note:
JustMongo passed away in August 2017
Click HERE to read his Memorial Thread

~ Rest in Peace ~
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#6
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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tekGhkHgEE
Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
Post Reply Post Reply
#7
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.
Post Reply Post Reply
#8
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.
Post Reply Post Reply
#9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLMlkjnYe0U

This is not an art form appreciated by the masses. I think the industry is safe.
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  
#10
Sheldon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-RsB4a4ogc
I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Altitude-induced Sleep Apnea b.e.wilson 3 53 32 minutes ago
Last Post: Walla Walla
  afib and sleep apnea poppypete 143 4,561 2 hours ago
Last Post: poppypete
  Frustrated with Complex sleep apnea FeelingLikeCaCa 9 438 06-07-2018, 09:18 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
Exclaimation Sleep Apnea Survey! Hydrangea 13 499 05-18-2018, 10:41 PM
Last Post: Barron1961
  Central sleep apnea theMezz 21 774 05-07-2018, 10:07 AM
Last Post: Spy Car
  central sleep apnea increase Chieffy123 11 545 04-24-2018, 01:21 PM
Last Post: Chieffy123
  New to sleep apnea, need some feedback please Jay.E 11 579 04-22-2018, 05:37 AM
Last Post: Apnea Infant

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.