A therapy you'll enjoy!
No musical skill required.
Proven to be the only CURATIVE THERAPY for obstructive sleep apnea (full details below), playing the didgeridoo is fun, calming, and promotes healthier breathing. Doctors, sleep studies and patients report less daytime sleepiness after
just 2 weeks. Some report a complete cessation of symptoms after 3 to 4 months. We're here to help
you 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
asked for. 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." Sleep doctor Rubin Naiman, PhD., Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Arizona State University says, "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 to discuss this option with their doctors."
Even famous people are in the know. Actress Tippi Hedren has bought two didgeridoos from us. We've also had Ellen DeGeneres, Josh Brolin, Diane Keaton, David Sedaris, Tracy Chapman, Micky Hart (Greatful Dead), and Andy Summers (The Police) as customers.
Didgeridoo therapy is easy, fun and curative.
Doctors recommend practicing 20-30 minutes a day, 4-5 days a week.
Both videos below reference "circular breathing", a technique used in didgeridoo playing. While most players learn this advanced technique over time, it was eliminated from the protocol in both university studies. In short, you DO NOT have to learn the circular breathing technique to benefit from Didgeridoo Therapy. Yay!
Links to the Science Behind the Therapy
|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.
<< Click on video at left to play.
Therapy-Grade Didgeridoos and Instruction Didgeridoos come in many shapes, 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 Deal 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 email@example.com
What is the Origin of the Didgeridoo?
Traditionally, the didgeridoo is a wind instrument from Australia made from the trunk of termite hollowed eucalyptus trees. 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. Northern Australian aboriginal tribes use the sound to accompany songs and dances.
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.
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 and elsewhere. It is our express concern that you consider Didgeridoo Therapy as a supplement to compliment your CPAP or any related therapies as prescribed by your doctor.
The clinical results of Didgeridoo Therapy are impressive, but if you currently use a CPAP machine you should not decrease or discontinue your regimen without consulting your physician.
For more resources and info about sleep apnea, snoring and other sleep issues visit Sleep Deprivation HQ.
Try Didgeridoo Therapy for 30 days. If it's not for you just return the package and get your money back,