Cocoon For Sleep
sleep tight with Cocoon by O2genes
What is Insomnia?
Insomnia is a sleep disorder that makes it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep. Individuals who suffer from insomnia may also find themselves waking up too early but are unable to fall back asleep. Sufferers of this sleep disorder often experience low energy levels and find quality of life being significantly impacted.
What are some symptoms of Insomnia?
Individuals with insomnia may suffer with:
- Memory issues & trouble with thinking and concentration. Sleep helps our brain form connections that help us process and remember new information. Lack of sleep can negatively impact both long and short term memory.
- Mood changes. Lack of sleep can make us moody, irrational, sensitive and quick-tempered.
- Poor balance & Accidents. Not having sufficient rest can affect our reaction speed. Slowed reaction time while driving may lead to higher risks of accidents
- Weakened immunity. Increased risk and severity of long-term diseases or conditions, such as high blood pressure and heart diseas as well as mental health disorders, such as depression, an anxiety disorder or substance abuse
Watch CNA's Host, Shrey experience solid, deep sleep with Hyperbaric Oxygen Cocoon
Featured on CNA Talking Point Bio-Hacking episode, Shrey tried using Hyperbaric Oxygen for a week to enhance his fitness, cognitive abilities and sleep quality.
After resting in the Hyperbaric Cocoon, he experienced solid, deep sleep as measured on his wearable device.
What can the Hyperbaric Cocoon do?
The Cocoon by O2genes is a Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber (mHBOT). Oxygen levels and pressure in the Cocoon is 40%-50% higher than sea level. This wellness tool that immerses individuals in high levels of oxygen ensures that oxygenated blood is circulated all around our body. In high pressured oxygenated environments, our tissues are flushed with high levels of oxygen and we are able to enjoy benefits such as increased metabolism, higher energy levels, faster recovery, and more!
In the case of insomnia, the University of Alberta Neuroscientists found that when an individual is exposed to high levels of oxygen, it encourages their brain to remain in deep, restorative sleep. Deep sleep helps our brains and bodies with recovery as well as memory consolidation. On the other hand, when we are exposed to less oxygen, our brains remain in rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep. Oxygen therapy like the cocoon could be used to enhance deep sleep to ensure that individuals who tend to suffer from insomnia get enough restorative and slow-wave sleep.
One’s oxygen levels in the blood may be lower during sleep, due to a mildly reduced level of breathing. When a person isn’t getting enough oxygen, all organs of the body can be affected, especially the brain, heart and kidneys. There is evidence that, for people who have low levels of oxygen, supplemental oxygen improves quality of life, exercise tolerance and even survival. Supplemental oxygen can also help relieve symptoms like shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness and depression. You may be more alert, sleep better and be in a better mood.
Besides the lack of oxygen, there are also other factors that may result in insomnia. Together with the help of the cocoon, it is also good to note that other parts of our day-to-day life can affect our quality of sleep.
If you have been struggling with insomnia, why not try cocooning to see if it can help alleviate your sleep struggles?
Brandon E. Hauer et al., Hyperoxia enhances slow-wave forebrain states in urethane-anesthetized and naturally sleeping rats. Journal of Neurophysiology.
Vanita Mehta et al., Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Oxygen Therapy: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Meta-Analysis, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Raymond Quock et al., Sleep improves when hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) administered before and after methadone dose reduction for adults with opioid use disorder, 2020. Washington State University.
James M. Walker et al., Sleep assessment in a randomized trial of hyperbaric oxygen in U.S. service members with post concussive mild traumatic brain injury compared to normal controls. Journal of Sleep Medicine
Renata L. Riha, Oxygen for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome. Breathe, 15, 3, 2019.