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Didgeridoo

Or dijeridu, whatever. I gots one! http://www.laoutback.net/didgeridoo/shop/didgeridoopage1.html bottom of the page. Fair Trade for the win, and no, this isn't just me being random.

It seems that regularly playing a didge can strengthen the muscles at the back of the throat, reducing the incidence of snoring and sleep apnea. Since I wake up almost every time I start to snore, this may help, along with getting a functional M.A.D.

But dang it's hard getting that tone to start, and keeping it going.

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karenkay
Jan. 27th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
Functional M.A.D.?

Yes, it's supposed to be very hard hard to play. But I really like the music.
foomf
Jan. 28th, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
Mandibular Advancement Device. It's a mouthpiece that holds the lower jaw forward so that the airway doesn't close down so much. FDA requires them to be administered by a dentist or orthodontist.
karenkay
Jan. 28th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
Ah. My subgroup at work is MAD--multimedia applications devices.

Good luck with the didgeridoo! It'll be good for your lungs, too.
bryce
Jan. 28th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
DUDE. That is awesome. I want to hear! And then I want to jam somehow.
foomf
Jan. 28th, 2009 05:21 am (UTC)
I have to get past sounding like a hippopotamus with flatulence issues first.
archmage
Jan. 28th, 2009 05:51 am (UTC)
I've always wanted one. Very nifty!
foomf
Jan. 28th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
Apparently they can be had for under $70 with tolerable tone, which makes them about the same as a guitar.
I chose one that had good tone and still looks nifty.
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