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Breathless Sleep...no more

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Sleep apnoea is a fairly common condition these days and the author investigates the  science behind it and the impact it has on those suffering.
Paul focus particularly on nasal breathing and the Buteyko breathing technique that is a complementary therapy based on breathing techniques.
Some good, practical advice but not convinced that it would replace CPaP.
3 Stars ⭐️ 
Thanks to Netgalley for allowing me to read this book in return for a fair review.
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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review.

The narrator was fine. I listened to the audiobook at a fast pace so the book took a bit over an hour. 

It is the story of the authors sleep apnea and discovering a type of nose breathing that cures him. I have sleep apnea and while I wish I did not have to use my CPAP machine, I feel it is a medical necessity for me and many others.
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I started listening to this book as part of the netgalley shelf test, I kept on listening as I found it so interesting,  and because at my last doctor check up, sleep apnea was mentioned.  
I did end up switching to ebook as a few times stuff was mentioned that would be with accompanying PDF which wasn't with the audiobook, its the kind of stuff you flick through but does make the ebook 20% longer.  
A great read if you suspect you have sleep apnea,  or someone in your home does.
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I don't have a bad case of sleep apnoea unlike the author but I was intrigued by this audiobook. I found it quite interesting, although I didn't get along with the narrator. I'm not sure why exactly, maybe it was to do with some of the content of the audiobook or because his voice was a bit too deep for me. Anyway the book was also available to read, so I read some of the explanations about the breathing which I understood better. I do snore which sometimes drives my husband mad and wakes him up, so I've got myself an extra pillow as directed and it has helped with my sleep which is really great. I think this could be helpful if you have similar sleep problems.
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Paul Rodriguez’s story of suffering with and eventually successfully treating sleep apnea was informative. I’m still not sold on the Buteyko Breathing Method he describes, but I am curious to learn more, and he has provided references to assist me in doing so. 

The text was understandable although unnecessarily wordy. I would have preferred fewer acronyms, although the author does define his terms on first use and again in a glossary included in the end matter. He also includes some of his medical records in the appendices, as well as endnotes.

I wouldn’t read this for entertainment, but if you or your partner snores or has sleep apnea, you might find this helpful. Note that the author is Australian and uses Australian English.

I was provided an unproofed ARC through NetGalley that I volunteered to review.
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I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

This book is the story of Paul Rodriguez's journey to cure his sleep apnea. This book is pretty short, mostly a personal journey. Paul tried a CPap machine, and it has a considerable effect on his life. From this, he moves onto Buteyko and found a significant increase in the quality of his life.

Buteyko is something I'm quite familiar with having practised Buteyko for over twenty years. I've personally managed to stop using Asthma inhalers and my symptoms reduced so much I effectively don't have asthma most of the time. For those who are interested in Buteyko there is a large amount of free material online. There's also a large number of books on Amazon, though I prefer actual training.

Some things that the Author discusses, such as sleeping on your left-hand side, do not work for me. Pauls frenectomy was interesting, whilst I've skimmed a few articles I've always found Buteyko and mediation to be enough for me. If you're interested in breathing, I suggest you check out the Wim Hof Method. 

The book is interesting, though dry at times. It's worth reading if you are unfamiliar with Buteyko or have not researched sleep apnea treatments.
I found the audiobook to be more engaging since the narrator manages to make the book appealing.
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This is a great book, which helped me a lot.  The book is about a man called Paul who had severe obstructive sleep apnea and how he overcame it.  He writes about what sleep apnea is and different ways in which we can help our respiratory system and our breathing in order to overcome it, as well as helping with other problems such as asthma.  I have used some of the breathing techniques in the book already and it has helped me with my asthma, so thankyou.  I highly recommend this book, which is very useful and has a lot of valuable information in it.

Many thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
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I’ve been obsessed with my sleep patterns since I’ve learn so much about why we need sleep. This guy really did his research and told a very well rounded description of his journey of not wearing a CPap. Half the people I know use one and I hope I never need one. 
He talks often about Buteyko Breathing Technique. Its a form of complementary or alternative physical therapy that proposes the use of breathing exercises. For him this was quite affective. 
Lots of helpful advice backed up by facts. I would highly recommend this book. 

Thank you NETGALLEY and the publisher for this  ARC, in exchange for my honest review. ♥️
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