💤 A Snoring Workout? 💤

By toning your throat muscles and soft palate, you increase airflow and sleep better at night.

One of the easiest things that everyone can do to sound better and sleep better is to strengthen and tone the upper throat muscles. 

Weak and lazy oropharynx muscles are often responsible for disrupting airflow and loud snoring by allowing the tube to collapse. 

This blocks the airway at night and you stop getting the air your body needs. 

The good news is that it's fun and easy to start working these muscles out, like any other muscle in the body with three easy options that are scientifically backed. 

Here are several ways to train the muscles to reduce snoring. 

1. Circular breathing with the didgeridoo

man playing didgeridoo

2. Singing so the world can hear

woman singing

3. Playing a wind instrument

man playing saxaphone


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Van der Weijden, F., Lobbezoo, F., Slot, D.. (2020). The effect of playing a wind instrument or singing on risk of sleep apnea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Sleep MedicineVol. 16, No. 9.

I have been told that I am a chronic snorer. I was tested for sleep apnea and tried to strengthen my throat muscles to mitigate the issue. Circular breathing with the didgeridoo is a very new concept. I had not heard of it until this article, but I would be willing to give it a try.   

This is super interesting. I sleep with the loudest snoring man on the planet. My poor boyfriend has the worst sleep apnea and he is just not willing to go for a sleep study. I swear i can hear him stop breathing at night. I will be sharing this article with him. I'm not sure I would have much luck with wind Instruments or a didgeridoo but maybe he will seranade me a little more. Thanks for sharing.