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No more Sleep Apnoea and Snoring by playing the didgeridoo!

Posted: Friday, March 12, 2010 in Articles, News by Posted by

Learning to play the Didgeridoo can significantly improve your quality of life!

“In one person, the apnoea-hypopnoea index decreased from 17 to 2.” (BMJ – British Medical Journal, 23 December 2005)

Fun, simple and proven relief by learning to play the didgeridoo, is now available for everybody!

Its BIG and wonderful news… learning to play the Didgeridoo is medically proven to relieve snoring and sleep apnoea with startling results!

This is a quote from the British Medical Journal:
“In conclusion, didgeridoo playing improved daytime sleepiness in patients with moderate snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea and reduced sleep disturbance in their partners. Larger trials are needed to confirm our preliminary findings, but our results may give hope to the many people with moderate obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome and snoring, as well as to their partners.”

(We have collected a number of links for you below if you wish to read more.)

This Reuters news article is a summary of this amazing life changing discovery


Regular didgeridoo playing reduces snoring and daytime sleepiness, finds a study published by the British Medical Journal. Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea 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 apnoea 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 apnoea 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 apnoea syndrome and also improves the sleep quality of partners.”

Are you tired of waking up tired!

Here at Didgeridoo Breath you’ll find everything you need to know about the incredible health benefits that playing the Didgeridoo can offer you if you snoring or sleep apnoea effects your life. Check out another quote from the British Medical Journal:

“On average, participants in the didgeridoo group practised on 5.9 days a week (SD 0.86, range 4.6-6.9) for 25.3 minutes (3.4). There were no adverse or unexpected events in either group. Table 2 shows the effects of didgeridoo playing on the four sleep related outcomes. The primary outcome (daytime sleepiness as measured by the Epworth scale) improved significantly in the didgeridoo group compared with the control group” BMJ  2006;332:266-270 (4 February), doi:10.1136/bmj.38705.470590.55 (published 23 December 2005)

Would …..significant improvement… help you, or somebody you know?

We at Didgeridoo Breath have personal experience with numbers of customers and partners personally reporting to us, the positive impact Didgeridoo playing has had in their lives, sleep and relationships!

“Partners of patients in the didgeridoo group also reported much less sleep disturbance.” Reuters

Armed with this information and your desire for improved health in this area, Didgeridoo Breath is happy, willing and able to help you easily learn to play the Didgeridoo and aim for the results you are after.

  • I just wrote you a separate e-mail asking about the relationship between sleep apena and didgeridoo playing.

    Is there a process I can use at home without buy an instrument that would strengthen my throat muscles?

    Thank you. S.

  • If you don’t have a didgeridoo, singing may help you too because it has the same effects.

  • Mike Crockett

    Hi – Has anyone looked into playing the didgeridoo and migraine relief? I tend to get them and found it very helpful the other day – took the migraine completely out – not just put into the background like pain meds tend to do. Could have something to do with getting dysregulated brain waves (and racing thought processes) back under control. Just a thought. Would love to see an EEG or neuro-imaging study of the brain on didgeridoo.


  • Very interesting story,
    something I also written about on my blog about how to stop snoring

  • nikki

    hi do i need a specific didgeridoo for sleep apnea for my 8 year old son to learn to play to help him

  • hi Nikki. sorry to hear that your young son has sleep apnoea. for kids we would recommend a small-medium sized didgeridoo around the keys of D, D#, E, or F. We have plain ones for under $100 on our website and they come with a DVD on how to play. After a few months of practice (a little bit each day will help) his muscles will be much stronger and hopefully he will have more control over his body. learning to/and practicing circular breathing helps to retrain to body to breath into diaphragm also. we wish you both well.

  • khalid


    like to know if there are specific instrument size I sould use to manage my sleep apnea I am 40 years old and apnea is moderate,

    note, I already placed order thrugh your website and I hope I made the right choice,



  • G’day Khalid
    You made right choice for sure! Playing didgeridoo in any key will strengthen your inner muscle, it might be a long journey, but take your time and most importantly, HAVE FUN!!! Enjoy!
    And any questions, let us know!!! happy Didgein’!