Research shows using oxygen significantly improves patients’ quality of life and the benefits are usually immediate. Patients have more energy, an increase in overall brain health and functions, and a renewed sense of freedom.
A possible downside to oxygen therapy is that some users experience a bit of dryness in their nose or sinuses from receiving oxygen. Patients find they need to experiment with several types of cannulas (the tube device placed in the nostrils to deliver supplemental oxygen) or skin gels in order to achieve the ideal setup. Fortunately, recent innovations in cannula technology now allow for a softer, cushioned, and more comfortable fit than ever before.