Thousands of individuals have eliminated their need for the CPAP machine after applying the Buteyko Method. How long this takes varies from individual to individual.
After a number of weeks of applying the Buteyko Method, improvement in your overall health and an increase in your CP, a suggested program for coming off the CPAP in conjunction with your doctor’s advice is as follows.
- Go to bed without wearing your CPAP.
- Set your alarm clock to wake you up two to three hours after falling asleep.
- Check your breathing when you are awoken by the alarm clock.
- If your breathing is heavy, then calm your breathing using the Buteyko Method.
- If your symptoms are no worse than if you had used the CPAP, try to fall asleep for the remainder of the night without the CPAP. If you wake up in the morning feeling no worse than your usual night’s sleep, then go to bed on subsequent nights without using the CPAP.
- If your symptoms are worse than usual, then use the CPAP for the remainder of the night.
During the following night, go to bed without the CPAP machine and repeat the guidelines above.
Please note: Do not make changes to the CPAP machine without consulting a medical doctor.
The classes are taught to small groups of no more than 12 people. This enables sharing of information, experiences, support and individual tuition.
First day: Each person is taught the basics of the Snoring.ie program
Second day (second week): More in-depth teaching and review of progress
Third day (third week): Completion of training.
Snoring.ie guarantee is that if, one month after attending our clinic, you do not experience a substantial improvement in your condition, you may attend a follow-up workshop at no extra charge. If, after attending this follow-up workshop and practising the breathing exercises for one month, you have not experienced a substantial improvement in your condition, you will receive a full refund on the cost of the program.
The answer to this is whether your CP has improved. You won’t feel an improvement unless your CP increases by more than 5 seconds. You need to place more attention on your breathing during the week.
- Are you breathing heavily? Is your mouth taped closed at night?
- Is your mouth closed during the day?
- Are you suppressing your sighs and yawns?
- Are you sleeping on your left hand side or tummy?
- Are you paying attention to reducing your breathing during the day?
- Are you breathing correctly during physical exercise?
- What is your lifestyle like?
- Are you talking all day?
Talking all day for a living is equal to breathing heavily all day. Hot temperatures, stress, processed foods, etc. all causes heavy breathing. If you have a lot of factors causing you to breathe heavily, then you need to work harder on your breathing to compensate.
Yes, this is because you are breathing heavily and are trying to take a large volume of air through your nose. As your CP increases, your volume decreases and your shortage of air will disappear.
If this is the case, then try to do your exercises informally. If you drive, read, watch TV or are waiting for someone, then adopt correct posture and reduce your breathing. Try to get a walk in each day. If your job involves physical labour then reduce your breathing wherever you can. Do mini steps and breath holds combined with physical activity. You will know whether you are doing enough by how you feel.
No, it won’t. Many breathing exercises are aimed at reducing the number of breaths one takes per minute. For example, a person with a low CP could take 20 breaths per minute. Assuming that each breath represents 500 ml of air, then the volume per minute is 10 litres. If the rate was reduced to 10 breaths per minute, then each breath may increase in volume to 1 litre. In this instance, volume remains the same, i.e., 10 litres.