HBOT For Sleep

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How can I have better sleep?

It is recommended to have at least 7 hours of sleep per night. However, we should focus more on our sleep quality rather than the duration of our sleep. 

You should ask yourself, how well you sleep during the night? Then you will know if your sleep quality is good or not. 

Sleep quality is very important when it comes to our health. People are at a higher risk of disesases and mental health issues if they have a poor sleep quality.

  • Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is the deepest stage of sleep. It is the fourth stage of sleep. During this stage, the irises of your eyes move rapidly and your heartbeat is faster and irregular. Your body is largely inactive during this sleep. REM helps with memory and learning as it restores your brain.
  • Deep sleep is associated with changes in the body rather than the brain. It is non-rapid eye movement sleep, where your heartbeat is regular and your breathing is slow. Deep sleep is crucial as this is when your body heals itself. 

How can HBOT improve sleep?

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!

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.

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

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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.

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? 


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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. 

Solan, Matthew, and Howard E. LeWine. “How much sleep do you actually need?” Harvard Health, 30 October 2023, https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/how-much-sleep-do-you-actually-need-202310302986. Accessed 21 March 2024.

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