Breathing when wearing a mask

This is a post I recently received from Patrick Mckeown, the guy that I have learned so much from in the last 2 years about breathing.

Please find below the YouTube link to his webinar titled: How to breathe while wearing a face mask. Link to Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRzk-dilOdU&t=218s

During this webinar, he discussed the following in relation to wearing a mask:

What causes the increased feeling of air hunger
Whether carbon dioxide reaches dangerously high levels
Why your blood oxygen saturation may drop while wearing a mask
How to breathe optimally to reduce the sensation of breathlessness
How to breathe optimally to improve blood oxygen saturation

He shared an article on the importance of nasal breathing for Covid19, along with a paper showing that breathing a rate of six breaths per minute improves blood oxygen saturation at altitude. Both articles can be accessed here:
Covid19: https://www.sciencedirect.com/…/pii/S1286457920300800…
How to breathe to improve the oxygen in the blood: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3495772/

Also, here is a recent study on the impact of mouth breathing on obstructive sleep apnea: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/lary.28774

#masks #breathing #patrickmckeown

About olivehickmott

I am a Forensic Learning coach, showing people how they can improve their own learning and change their health. Working with creative neurodivergent students is a joy, as they learn new skills to overcome many of their learning challenges.
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