Skill Level: Beginner
Mouth: 2" Outer diameter
Bell: 2.75" Outer diameter
Weight: 2.8 lbs / 1.3 kg
Ease of play: Very easy
Didgeridoo Therapy for Sleep Apnea has been clinically proven to offer 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 and better quality of sleep in as little as 2 weeks. Some report a complete cessation of symptoms after 3 to 4 months. We're here to provide external links to all of the research, to answer questions, and to provide 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.
Doctors recommend practicing at least 1 hour per week in 15 minuet increments.
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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!
Barry from L.A.Outback guests on "The Doctors" to show how
the didgeridoo can help relieve Sleep Apnea and Snoring.
Watch this video about how the Didgeridoo
works to relieve Sleep Apnea and Snoring.
Links to the Science Behind the Therapy
Regular didgeridoo playing reduces snoring and daytime sleepiness, finds a study published by British Medical Journal. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome are common sleep disorders caused by the collapse of the upper airways. Reports of didgeridoo players experiencing reduced daytime sleepiness and snoring after practicing, led experts in Switzerland to test the theory that training of the upper airways by didgeridoo playing can improve these disorders. They identified 25 patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and who complained about snoring. Patients were randomly allocated to an intervention group (didgeridoo lessons and daily practice at home for four months) or a control group (remained on a waiting list for lessons). Compared with the control group, daytime sleepiness and apnea scores improved significantly in the didgeridoo group. Partners of patients in the didgeridoo group also reported much less sleep disturbance.
The authors conclude that regular training of the upper airways by didgeridoo playing reduces daytime sleepiness and snoring in people with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and also improves the sleep quality of partners.
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. Our Modern Didgeridoos are 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.
Our Sleep Apnea Didgeridoo Package is the #1 doctor
and sleep clinic choice for Didgeridoo Therapy in the U.S.
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 19 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, and you can ring us toll free on 1-800-519-1140.
Medical Disclaimer: We (L.A.Outback) are not medical professionals or experts on sleep apnea syndrome. Our specialty for 18 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.
Posted by Mark G on 17th Feb 2015
i have recieved my Didgeridoo, and the time i made my order and from the time i got my order was a very short time ,and i would also like to mention that the packing was very good no damage by the shipper either, now all i have to do is learn how to play my Didgeridoo. Thank you very much
Posted by Donya Sanders on 16th Feb 2015
I puchased the didge for my husband whom I believe has sleep apnea. I wanted him to strengthen his throat muscles by playing the didge. Even if he does not have sleep apnea, the sound of the didge is music to my ears and I love it. He is very intested in learning how to play it. Since he is retired--he has the time and the patience.
Posted by Andy Taylor on 8th Jan 2015
I am very happy with everything! The atmosphere, price, shipping, packaging, condition, Didge as advertised, accessories, inter-personal experiences. It all put images of a distant land in my mind, although I do understand that you are a Californian company. I have absolutely no rough spots in my experience with you. In this day and age, that's rare! You really delivered and I can imagine a Didgeridoo in every household. Congratulations on a very well-developed company! Don't change this. If you get bigger, please just keep the ambiance. Thanks again.
Posted by Kyle on 27th Dec 2014
I ordered the didgeridoo for apnea for my husband for Valentine's Day. The order arrived on time and the customer service was excellent. My husband is already seeing results after only two weeks! Thanks
Posted by Roy Togosin on 5th Dec 2014
First rate service, shipping, and product. Highly recommend.
Posted by Joe on 5th Dec 2014
Haven't used the didge yet as I'm watching the video. This arrived very fast and very well protected in the package so I cant wait to try it. OK I'll try it now.
Posted by Gary Pitts on 1st Dec 2014
I had heard about using one of these for sleep apnea. Your site was easy to navigate and I immediately found what I needed, in a prepared kit no less. About a week later I am learning to play the didge!
Posted by Nathan on 29th Nov 2014
Great product and got exactly what I was looking for!
Posted by John Palys on 18th Jun 2014
Quality of instrument is great. The CDD is excellent for learning how to play the instrument.
Posted by Erich Montalvo on 2nd Jun 2014
I just received my sleep apnea didgeridoo and I love it. The vibration is soothing, the didg is easy to play. I really am thankful that I don't have to use the CPAP machine anymore. I'll just practice on the didgeridoo!