Researchers have discovered that playing wind instruments can lower a person’s risk of  developing obstructive sleep apnea, as reported by Z News.

The researchers believe this is due to the increased muscle tone in the upper airways, which wind instrument players are likely to have.

“The findings of our study present an interesting theory on preventative measures or treatment in sleep apnea,” said one of the authors of the study, Silas Daniel Raj.

Wind instrument playing could become a cheap and non-invasive method of preventing sleep apnea in those at risk of developing the condition, Raj pointed out.

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