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The lack of muscle tone overnight causes a collapse of the upper airway musculature which prevents a proper entry of air into the body.
In 2005 when some didgeridoo students experienced a relevant improvement or cured their sleep apnoea by playing this wind instrument 40 minutes a day (1) for 3 months without the need of CPAP.. (1)
The reason of having OSA disorder is multifactorial, including anatomical and physiological factors. It is known that the lack of function of the dilating pharyngeal muscle is one of the main reasons. The completion of isometric and isotonic exercises with oropharyngeal muscles enables the recovery of those muscles and significantly improves the obstruction.
(1) Puhan, M. A., Suarez, A., Lo Cascio, C., Zahn, A., Heitz, M., & Braendli, O. (2006). Didgeridoo playing as alternative treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome: randomised controlled trial. BMJ : British Medical Journal, 332(7536), 266–270. http://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.38705.470590.55
We are pioneers in this field in our country, we have created WhatsApp groups with multimedia support to perform the exercises and have presented very encouraging results but we have found that adherence to this training despite being insistent with the new technologies has not reached 30% just yet. (2)
It is for this reason that we decided to create AIRWAY GYM. With this app we want to increase the adherence of our patients to a training with the muscles of the upper airway.
Airway Gym allows our patients to have feedback on how they perform the exercises with their mobile phones and to inform their trainers on a regular basis of whether they have performed them.
(2) O’Connor Reina C., García Iriarte MT, Casado Morente JC, et al. April, 2017. Myofunctional therapy: validation of its effects by using DISE. Communication presented at the 25th Spanish Sleep Society Annual Meeting, Santander, Spain
Airway Gym guides
its users to perform
daily training and
improve their muscle tone
View progress charts
Test the result of the exercises
Learn how to perform the exercises
Contact or answer your questions
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Airway Gym offers a series of exercises to do on a daily basis. The personal trainer can easily track and control your activity.
Moreover, you will be able to communicate without having to share your personal telephone number.
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