Did you guess correctly? Yes, that’s right – playing the didgeridoo can actually help you to stop snoring. Never mind all those anti snoring devices we sell at www.snorestoppers.co.uk, all you need to do is learn how to play this wonderful aboriginal instrument!
So not only do you get to stop snoring but you will be able to entertain all your friends at parties with your renditions of “Tie me Kangaroo Down Sport” on your didgeridoo.
So is it true or just some strange urban myth? Well an article in the British Medical Journal says that it can work – what greater authority could there be? They found that regular playing of a didgeridoo was an effective treatment for reducing daytime sleepiness and snoring in test participants.
A didgeri-what I can hear you say. The didgeridoo is a wind instrument developed by indigenous Australians of northern Australia around 1,500 years ago and is still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world.
They are long cylinders (over 1 meter), made out of tree branches that have been hollowed out by termites.
The sound it produces when it’s played is made by vibrating, or flapping, the lips continuously while blowing down into it.
So how can playing one of these help to reduce your snoring? Snoring is most often caused by the back of your throat vibrating. This happens when your throat relaxes when you fall asleep.
Playing the didgeridoo actually strengthens these muscles at the back of your throat meaning they are much less likely to relax so much that they make you snore. But the real secret about playing it is something called “circular breathing” – this means breathing in through your nose while breathing out through your mouth. Sounds easy? Try it – it’s not!
Lenny Pickett, the world famous jazz saxophone player, was a master of this technique and used it extensively in his saxophone playing. Guess what? He never snores! Well, I don’t actually know that but I have to say it!
Aren’t didgeridoos expensive – all that hard work by hungry termites must cost money. Well you can buy a decent one for less than £20. Unfortunately, there isn’t an abundance of didgeridoo teachers so you will need to find an online course and teach yourself for 30 minutes a day to get the full benefit.Or you can visit Snorestoppers shop and browse their range of stop snoring products – all at well under £15 each!