A therapy you'll enjoy!
No musical skill required.
Learn how the didgeridoo relieves sleep apnea and snoring, and
see our PACKAGE DEAL with everything you need to get started. Below are videos, info, and medical news links for you to reference. Proven to help relieve the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, playing the didgeridoo also promotes calm and healthier breathing. Customers tell us they experience less daytime sleepiness after
just a few weeks. Some report a complete cessation of symptoms after 3 to 4 months. We're here to help
you get started with the proper instrument and tutorials.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health says,
"One of the challenges in the treatment of sleep disorders is poor
compliance. Thus new treatments not only need to be effective but also
be ones that people are motivated enough to use. Didgeridoo playing seems to meet these requirements.
Participants were highly motivated during the trial and practiced, on
average, almost six days a week, which was even more than the protocol
Regular playing of a didgeridoo reduces sleep apnea and snoring in
people with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and also improves
the sleep quality of partners. Severity of disease, expressed by the
apnea-hypopnoea index, is also substantially reduced after four months
of didgeridoo playing."The Mayo Clinic concurs with these findings in a new book titled "The Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies".
|"Learning to play the didgeridoo is emerging as a surprisingly effective and practical strategy for managing snoring and sleep apnea symptoms. I encourage all my patients with these concerns to discuss this option with their doctors."|
Rubin Naiman, PhD., Clinical
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona.
Doctors recommend practicing 20-30 minutes a day, 4-5 days a week.
You'll receive our easy to play therapy-grade didgeridoo (as pictured above) along with a 1 Hour Tutorial DVD, Mouthpiece Protector, and a 2 oz Spray Bottle of DidgeriClean to keep the mouthpiece of your didgeridoo sanitized. The didgeridoo in this package is the same one to be used at a proposed clinical trial at USC, a follow-up to the original Sleep Apnea & Didgeridoo study at the University of Zurich.
Made in the USA, our
modern didgeridoo offers a bright and cavernous acoustic. It's about
four feet in length and two inches in diameter with an expertly shaped
mouthpiece that's sanded smooth and sized to an opening of about 1.25
inches to fit your lips perfectly (no beeswax needed). Hand
crafted from a light in weight yet virtually indestructible polyresin.
Rain, sun, or freezing temperatures are no worries. Perfect for a
beginner and the #1 choice for Sleep Apnea Therapy.
improved health and satisfaction is our goal. We want you to benefit
from this proven therapy and share your results with others.
The Science Behind the Therapy
We've been in the didgeridoo community for 17 years but hadn't heard of sleep apnea until the didgeridoo study at the University of Zurich came out in 2006. They made headlines with their therapy, and below are some links to credible resources where you can read about the science behind this fun and affordable practice to combat obstructive sleep apnea:
Click on any of the above links for articles reviewing the health benefits that playing a didgeridoo can offer those suffering with obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Many were kind enough to mention L.A.Outback as the place to go for didgeridoos, and we're very appreciative. The original article was on the Reuters news service, and here is how it read:
Sleep Apnea Patients Talk
About Didgeridoo Therapy
Watch these customers
featured in an online news story.
They formed a group to practice
together. Hear what they say.
on video at left to play.
What Is a Didgeridoo?
The didgeridoo is a wind instrument traditionally made from the trunk of termite hollowed eucalyptus trees from Australia (like the one pictured at left). They average about 4 feet in length, and are played by vibrating your lips into the top end of the instrument which creates a deep humming drone.
The didgeridoo is a rhythm instrument, so you play "beats" instead of melodic songs. Play at your own speed as well: quiet or loud, fast or slow... you'll develop your own style. There are no rules or complex memorization. This makes learning the instrument very intuitive, so you don't need any musical training or years of lessons to enjoy playing the didgeridoo straight away. And there's no lung power needed as with other wind instruments. The didgeridoo is played with gently vibrating lips, voice, and tongue movement, not lung power. You won't believe how quickly you can learn this and how much fun it can be."I live in an apartment. Will the sound disturb my neighbors?"No dramas about the loudness of a didgeridoo, as you can play softly and
quietly simply by relaxing your breath. You can also put a folded towel under the "bell" end of a didge to absorb some of the sound. You get the same therapeutic benefit no matter how loudly or quietly you play.
Therapy-Grade Didgeridoos and Instruction
Buying a Didgeridoo for Sleep Apnea
can come in many sizes and keys, so it's important that you get one that meets the proven criteria for therapeutic use. The modern didgeridoo that comes with our package is the leading choice for use in Sleep Apnea therapy. It is the same size and pitch as those used in the original sleep apnea study at the University of Zurich. They are also inexpensive, light in weight, and practically indestructible.
You want a didgeridoo which will offer the best therapeutic benefit, so crush the urge to go for the cheapest model you can find on the internet. We've been selling didgeridoos for 17 years, and while there are heaps of low quality didges on the market we've had countless customers buy a poor quality one elsewhere only to come back to us for a proper one. And yes, other types of didgeridoos we carry (besides the Modern ones) also work for Sleep Apnea Therapy. Contact us and we'll help you choose the right one based on size, pitch, and compression.
We're Always Here to Help Please contact us if you want help in selecting a didgeridoo from our website or shop, or if you have a question about any of our products or services. We are located in Palm Springs, CA. Our toll free number is 1-800-519-1140. In California you can ring us on 760-992-5982. If you prefer to email us simply click on this link firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ethical Didgeridoo Buying and What to Avoid: Avoid instruments manufactured in third world countries like China, India and Indonesia. These are cheaply mass produced as decorative items and are not musical quality––certainly not Therapy Grade. Healthy teak trees are harvested for wood didgeridoos in Indonesia and plastic didgeridoos that look like wood are being made in India. We know it's tempting to go for the cheaper prices, but these decorative pieces are not good sonically or therapeutically, and are not Fair Trade.
Medical Disclaimer: We (L.A.Outback) are not medical professionals or experts on sleep apnea syndrome. Our specialty for 17 years is the didgeridoo, and we are responding to the proof of principal results published in the British Medical Journal. It is our express concern that you consider didgeridoo playing only as a supplemental therapy to compliment your CPAP or any related therapies as prescribed by your doctor.
There is no cure for sleep apnea, and while the clinical results of didgeridoo playing are promising, you should not decrease or discontinue your CPAP regimen without consulting your physician.