By Mary Birch, Australian Nursing Journal October 2012, Vol 20, No. 4, pages 40-41.
This article published in the Australian Nursing Journal , October 2012 presents findings from a comprehensive survey of Buteyko lnstitute practitioners' experiences in teaching breathing retraining to clients with sleep apnoea. Survey findings indicate the role of breathing retraining using the Buteyko lnstitute Method for sleep apnoea needs to be scientifically evaluated. If clinical trials are successful, this method could provide an additional approach for people who cannot tolerate CPAP or who would prefer not to use equipment or devices to alleviate their sleep apnoea.
The article was reprinted with permission of the Australian Nursing Federation. The article is copyright and may be reproduced only by arrangement with the Australian Nursing Federation Federal Office.
Read the article as a PDF here: Clinical Review Sleep apnoea – A Survey of breathing retraining ANJ October 2012
The full BIBH Report is available as a PDF here: Sleep apnoea and breathing retraining - BIBH