Amazon Review by Dr Alan Ruth BSc, MA, PhD, MBA
If you suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) or you are the spouse/partner of someone who sufferers from OSA, then this book is a must read. Left untreated, OSA can have life-shortening consequences. Currently, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines are the most common treatment for moderate to severe OSA. However, studies indicate that up to 50% of people who start using CPAP, stop using it. The author of this book was one such person. He couldn’t tolerate CPAP and abandoned it after only 2 months.
His book is an interesting and very honest account of his odyssey with OSA and how he beat it as a result of his serendipitous discovery of a method of breathing re-training (the Buteyko Method). The author’s OSA odyssey was lonely, depressing, and at times frightening but by embracing the Buteyko Method he was able to take control of his OSA and liberate himself from having to be connected to a CPAP machine every night before sleeping.
This book will inspire sleep apnoea sufferers to take control of their condition by normalising their breathing, and as a result, significantly improve their health and their quality of life. I also recommend this book to health care professionals who are involved in treating patients with OSA.