Prof. Dr. Milo Puhan
Prof. Dr. Puhan was involved in the first study in 2005 and served as the study leader for the second study. Alex Suarez, along with Prof. Puhan and the study team, won the Ig Nobel Prize for their work with the medical Didgeridoo.
After the successful self-experiment by Alex Suarez, he was approached by the University of Zurich to conduct a study as a co-author to determine whether his success was a happy coincidence or if others could also benefit from it. The first study, which was also published in the British Medical Journal, demonstrated that the positive effect on sleep apnea occurs in other individuals with correct training.
The second study showed that with correct training, the naturally occurring fat deposits in the throats of the subjects were reduced by more than 40%, and the muscles were visibly strengthened. This connection between therapy and direct effect is rare in medicine and was described by Prof. Dr. Puhan as 'spectacular.' Prof. Dr. Puhan summarized the results of both studies in a letter, emphasizing that those who apply Silent Sleep Training as instructed train their throat muscles and reduce sleep apnea.
First Laugh, Then Think
The Ig Nobel Prize, or as it's sometimes called, the 'small' Nobel Prize, is now highly regarded in the field of medicine (awarded at Harvard University) and is a great honor for us.