Did You Know There are Good Coughs?
After using your Aerobika® OPEP de- vice, you can master your cough to be very effective in clearing your airways.
Deep Coughing: Sit on the edge of your chairwith your feet on the floor. Start by taking a deep breath and hold it for 2 to 3 seconds. Use your stomach muscles to forcefully expel the air through pursed lips. Avoid a hacking cough or merely clearing the throat. Pressing your arms against your stomach may help. A deep cough is less tiring and more effective in clearing mucus out of the lungs.
Huff Coughing: With huff coughing slowly take a breath that is slightly deeper than normal. Use your stomach muscles to make a series of three rapid exhala- tions with your mouth open, making a “ha- ha-ha” sound. Follow this by controlled diaphragmatic breathing and a deep cough.