Does oxygen help with sleep apnea?

It is natural for your oxygen levels to fall lower when you are sleeping at night. Although some conditions such as sleep apnea may improve with the addition of oxygen whilst you are sleeping. It is very common that people who have an oxygen level that falls lower than 88% whilst sleeping will require some oxygen at night.

Medical oxygen will help improve those low oxygen levels but you can also try exercising regularly and make sure you are not drinking alcohol before bedtime. 

Having a better nights’ sleep will improve your mood, decrease fatigueness and overall improve your health.

A better nights’ sleep will maintain an improvement in your life – discuss all your options with your specialist or GP first.

If you suffer with deprived sleeping patterns this can affect your daily life and well-being.

It is important to try and improve your energy and mood so you can live a balanced and happy life.

Sing until your heart is content…

Now for all of you out there who may enjoy a sing in the shower, bursting out at home whilst cleaning, singing along to your Alexa or Google hone so of you may who may not sing either but have lung problems or breathing difficulties read this!

Even listening to music can help you mentally feel much happier, positive and upbeat (pardon the pun!). This is turn will make you feel so much healthier in day to day life. You may already take part in a singing group or just as a hobby at home or in the car but it is said that due to its positivity an improvement in your health will ultimately help you. Music and other creative activities can make you feel healthier and more positive. There’s increasing evidence that singing regularly as part of a group is good for your soul and health. It seems to be especially good at improving your quality of life if you’re living with a lung condition.

There are no excuses to improve your health with a lung condition especially those who have medical oxygen to aid breathing to make sure you…

Sing to your heart’s content

Now its time to play your favourite classic record, turn on your favourite radio station or watch and discover new music on YouTube or spotify. Create your own set of playlists for you to listen to depending on your mood that day.

Whether this is rock, pop, jazz, swing or simple melodies, classical or rap – any genre of music and singing will improve your well-being.

3 tips on how to prepare for winter

preparing for winter
  1. Keep your medical equipment in safe places and always upright and any spares keep away from heat indoors or behind curtains
  2. Don’t get too hot! Keep any portable oxygen concentrators, medical oxygen tanks away from fires, candles, stoves and heaters that are on during the colder months to avoid explosions.
  3. Going outside? Prepare well as extreme changes in temperature may cause condensation in your tank or cracking on any tubing. Keep what you can under your clothes or a blanket to kept equipment insulated.

3 ways to help cluster headaches

Cluster headaches happen in periods and are one of the most painful type of headache with very intense pain – usually in the middle of the night when you are trying to sleep. Here are some types of treatment that can help relieve cluster headaches:

  1. Oxygen – Using oxygen can help reduce and give relief of symptoms. Using this method of oxygen is safe and there are many portable oxygen concentrators available to hire or buy on the market. If you need to go on holiday then you can speak to OxygenWorldwide to help arrange what oxygen you need whilst abroad.

2. Triptans – This is an injection format to teat the headaches and used mainly for the less aggressive migraine. To start with you can go to your GP or specialist to learn how to inject to begin with. This method acts faster than for example inhaling with a nasal spray but you may feel more comfortable with a spray than an injection.

3. Local anesthetics – This method is a better form if you prefer to have something through the nose and can be used over the injection method.

Cluster headaches range in severeness so you would need to discuss all your options with your specialist to find out and discuss what is right for you. Sufferers need some form of relief as it is very painful and disruptive to your day-to-day life.

Oxygen and why babies may need help breathing.

There are many medical reasons for why babies may need medical oxygen when going home such as difficulty catching breathe, apnea and many other airway problems that develop after birth.

Your baby may need a certain type of medical oxygen which may be an oxygen concentrator which can be used throughout the day or night and also allow you to travel.

As long as you have back up oxygen you will never run out.

Careful planning will ensure you can always rely on enough oxygen to last you whilst at home or travelling and keeping all of this attached to your pram whilst out of home and also in your baby’s room at night.

If your baby requires medical oxygen to help or aid breathing speak to your doctor’s to seek the best advice, equipment and what to do at home before you return to make it comfortable and safe for what your baby needs.

10 foods that are high in oxygen

Alkaline helps increase oxygen levels in the blood so these foods will help you get a rich oxygen diet:

  1. Avocados,
  2. Berries,
  3. Ripe Bananas,
  4. Garlic,
  5. Sweet Grapes And Pears,
  6. Raisins,
  7. Apricots,
  8. Asparagus,
  9. Mango,
  10. Watermelon

There are more foods which can help enrich a high oxygen level diet so please do seek nutrition advice from your medical support. Otherwise enjoy all these foods which are high in goodness to help increase your oxygen blood levels and help aid your wellness.

What country beginning with A is safe to breathe?

So one country claims they are the perfect holiday destination for those who suffer from breathing allergies but which ‘A is it???

The Alps in Austria are full of fresh mountain air, low pollen counts and ideal temperatures. Destinations such as the National Park district of Krimml, Tyrolean alps or Obergurgl pine forest are advertised as the perfect holiday for allergy and asthma sufferers with its high altitude levels and cleansed air.

So if you are stuck for a holiday destination that will help you breathe easy take a look at Austria, if the mountains and pine forests are not your chosen holiday then there is always a nice sunny beach in Spain for relaxation and sunshine!

View all the countries we can deliver medical oxygen to when you are away on holiday.

1,2,3,4,5 tips to manage your COPD

Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) doesn’t mean you have to stop living your life.

Here are 5 tips on lifestyle changes that you can make to help you manage the disease:


1) Stop Smoking
Smoking is the number one cause of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Together these diseases comprise COPD. If you haven’t already quit, it’s very important to take steps to stop smoking. Talk to your doctor about smoking cessation strategies. Even if you do not smoke, people with COPD should avoid all inhaled irritants such as air pollution, dust, or smoke from wood-burning fireplaces.


2) Defend Against Infections
People with COPD are at risk for respiratory infections, which can trigger flare-ups. Infections that affect the airways can often be avoided with good hand-washing hygiene. Cold viruses, for instance, are often passed through touch. Simple soap and running water do a good job of removing potentially infectious germs.


3) Focus on Good Nutrition
Eating right is an important way to keep your body and your immune system strong. It may be helpful to eat smaller meals, more often. Try to eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts, olive oil, and whole grains. Cut back on red meat, sugar, and processed foods. Following this dietary pattern has been shown to help reduce chronic inflammation, while supplying plenty of fibre, antioxidants, and other nutrients to help keep you healthy.


4) Tend to Your Emotional Needs
People living with disabling diseases such as COPD occasionally succumb to anxiety, stress, or depression. Be sure to discuss any emotional issues with your doctor as they may be able to prescribe medications to help you cope or also recommend other approaches to help you cope.


5) Stay Active and Physically Fit
Research shows that exercise training can improve exercise tolerance and improve quality of life among people with mild to moderate COPD. It can also help provide relief from shortness of breath and improve your mental well-being.

OxygenWorldwide are here for all your medical oxygen needs when travelling across the globe.


References: http://www.healthline.com

10 Steps To Improve Oxygen Levels

Take a look at these ideas as in conjunction with your home oxygen therapy a little change could greatly increase your oxygen levels and quality of life.

These 10 ideas will help to improve your oxygen levels:
1.    Open your windows.

Fresh air will bring additional oxygen into your home and even if you are constantly breathing in oxygen through a cannula, whenever you talk or open your mouth fresh air containing higher oxygen levels can be drawn into your body. If you live in a smoggy area then you could consider investing in an air-filtration system.

2.    Have Plants.

They are the opposite of us as they take-in carbon dioxide and expel oxygen. Thereby increasing the foliage and plants in your home will decrease the carbon dioxide and increase the oxygen levels in your home.


3.    Create Aromas.

Many of the chemical-filled candles and various other incense type products actually contain carcinogens. Instead it is better to burn all-natural beeswax candles as then you’ll have better luck breathing in oxygen.


4.    Exercise More.

Even a small amount of exercise will help to improve your respiration ability, as your breathing rate increases and deepens your lungs can absorb more oxygen.

5.    Increase your water intake.

Water is made up of oxygen so by increasing your water consumption you can increase the amount of oxygen in your body.


6.    Go Green.

Eating more fresh, raw green juices is beneficial as they are full of vitamins and minerals which your body utilises to aid in the uptake of oxygen.


7.    Daily Meditation. 

Daily meditation or just simply sitting quietly and focusing on your breathing and taking deep breaths for a few minutes can greatly help in reducing stress and improving your oxygen intake.


8.    Eat lron-rich foods.

Your diet can seriously impact your oxygen levels. Certain foods can help improve your oxygen levels in the blood naturally. Target iron-rich foods such as meats, poultry, fish, legumes and green leafy vegetables as they can improve iron deficiency, which in turn improves blood oxygen levels.


9.    Cut out Salt.

A diet low in sodium can lead to increased oxygenation via the kidney and the blood.


10.    Eat green raw foods.

Oxygen-rich foods can naturally increase your blood oxygen levels. Try eating more green vegetables like kale, broccoli and celery in order to boost your oxygen levels and hopefully breathe easier.

For more information head over to speak to our team at OxygenWorldwide for all your medical oxygen needs when travelling across the world.

Here you can request a non-binding quotation for oxygen services abroad.


References: http://lunginstitute.com

Oxygen is like love

As we approach Valentine’s day and being in the month of love it would be ideal to talk about all the things we admire, love and reach out to. For most oxygen is the dearest thing that is the lifeline to be able to carry on and be able to travel with oxygen, move around with oxygen, stay at home and be with loved ones around you. It is the most important and critical medical need for many.

love is like oxygen

During this time our dearest friends and family are our support network and loving them is so close to our hearts and keeps our spirits up. If you love you health then keeping up with exercises, breathing techniques and being healthy will help to assist continuing being able to do the things we love such as visitig amazing cultures and countries across the globe.

Feeling the love – read our client testimonials here for those who have travelled with medical oxygen via OxygenWorldwide.