I will briefly explain my need for oxygen. I have a genetic Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. It wasn’t successfully diagnosed until I had only 30% of my lung capacity remaining.
At night, while I am sleeping I have a 5 liter concentrator with attending cannula and that raises my oxygen levels by about 5-6% to about 95%, but being a restless sleeper, several times a night I become so wrapped up in the cannula and its tubing that I have to get up and unwrap and straighten up the system. When I wake up in the morning I find that it leaves pressure marks around my face and raw spots behind my ears and under my nose, and literally wrecks the cannula.
The TouchFree O2 system has ended all of this. Using the same 5 liter concentrator, I can position my pillow between the oxygen outlets and have about an 18 inch by 12 inch space which allows me to sleep on my back or either side, and receive an oxygen supply that keeps my oxygen levels between 92% and 96% without anything touching my face, head, or body. This system works better than I expected and is so much more comfortable.
I enthusiastically recommend it without reservation.
Glenis R. of Tucson, AZ
When I was first diagnosed with sleep apnea and oxygen deficiency, and was told I would have to wear a CPAP mask for the rest of my life, I panicked. I have a really bad case of claustrophobia and knew this would be a challenge.
I tried different masks waking every night with a panic attack, literally tearing the mask off my face, my heart beating so fast, I thought it would never slow down to a normal rate. Even if I couldn’t wear a CPAP mask I needed oxygen at night. The
doctor prescribed two liters of oxygen using a nasal cannula. I had the same results. I just couldn’t wear a cannula.
I gave up. I just couldn’t do it.
I had no idea that a system existed to help oxygen patients with no mask needed. It seemed too good to be true. Working in conjunction with my doctor, I tried the Touch Free System. Since receiving the system I have slept every night, receiving the oxygen I need, without having to wear a mask. I feel like I have my life back. I am getting a full night of restful sleep for the first time in years. I hope that other people like me will be fortunate enough to receive this system, and be able to sleep with freedom.