Is It Getting Harder To Breathe In A Mask?

You're not alone. We've been walking around in face masks for over a year now – and this is not likely to change any time soon with all the new COVID variants popping up. Those layers that are designed to filter out infectious droplets from the air you inhale also make it uncomfortable to breathe. It’s a tradeoff, since you still need high levels of filtration to keep you protected – but what happens when you have to wear the mask for long?

When you can’t stand your own breath

Sometimes as people wear their masks, they may feel that they are not getting sufficient air through the nose, causing them to also start breathing with their mouths. This in turn reduces saliva in the mouth as it dries up. With less saliva around to keep the mouth clean, tiny bits of food particles in the mouth remain and cause bacteria populations to dramatically increase. This leads to that bad breath which still gets trapped inside the mask. 

Discomfort by the hour

As the day progresses, the discomfort builds up. It gets to a point where all you want is to rip off the mask and inhale some of that fresh air around you, but you can't really. Your own health is on the line. A fraction of carbon dioxide previously exhaled is also inhaled in each respiratory cycle, causing you to struggle to breathe faster and deeper the longer you have the mask on. However, protecting yourself from COVID-19 doesn’t mean you have to put yourself through hours of torment. 

Enter M-Patch

It's aromatherapy on the go. 

Bring freshness to your mask by placing this soft felt patch on it to provide a soothing and cooling effect for up to 8 hours. It is infused with a blend of essential oils from peppermint and eucalyptus, to lemon and bergamot, which make it easier and more relaxing to breathe underneath that mask. In fact, the action of the essential oils encourages sinuses to clear and even goes further to soothe headaches. 

You need the mask to protect yourself and your loved ones. Whether you’re part of the hospital staff draped in PPE all day, hopping from one means of public transport to the next, operating in a busy commercial environment or catching a long flight – the M-Patch will alleviate the discomfort that comes with the facemasks and invigorate you as you go about your tasks.