What Does Blood Oxygen Sensing (SpO2) Measure?
SpO2 is a measurement that determines how much oxygen is present in the blood. As you are probably already aware, our bodies can’t function properly without oxygen. During the process of respiration, oxygen first goes into the lungs and then into the bloodstream. Oxygen is essential for proper functioning in every part of the body.
The normal range for the amount of oxygen found in the blood is somewhere between 95% and 100%. If your oxygen levels are always higher than 95%, this probably isn’t a requirement that needs to be checked every day. But if your levels are less than 95%, it may be enlightening, and it may be an indication that you need to talk to your doctor about your condition.
What Causes Low Blood Oxygen Levels?
Some of the most common causes of low oxygen levels in the blood are as follows:
How is the blood oxygen level measured?
With Linktop’s 6-in-1 Remote Health Monitor, you can measure your average blood oxygen (SpO2), which can help you raise it over time by doing things like going for regular walks outside and doing breathing exercises. Below are the procedures for measuring blood oxygen:
How to Improve Blood Oxygen Levels While Sleeping
Use the following guidelines to increase blood oxygen levels:
Consider your dietary routines
Your diet can also affect your body’s capacity to absorb and transfer oxygen. Iron-rich foods, such as shellfish, green leafy vegetables, red meat, lentils, and even dark chocolate, can stimulate the creation of red blood cells, which are responsible for delivering oxygen throughout the body. Moreover, egg yolks, red meat, and fatty fish are rich in vitamin D, which is associated with improved respiratory function and high blood oxygen levels.
Sleep on your side
Laying on one’s back causes the lungs to be compressed, resulting in difficulty breathing. This explains why some people snore worse when sleeping on their backs. By sleeping on your side, you can optimize your breathing while asleep.
Take Care Of Nasal Congestion
Snoring could mean that your nasal passages are blocked, which can make it harder for you to breathe and take in oxygen. If your nose is feeling congested, you can use a saline solution before bed to clear your nasal passages for a better night’s rest.
Supply additional oxygen
Knowing how to increase the amount of oxygen in a room is a great way to give extra oxygen. It has been shown that giving extra oxygen to people with hypoxemia eases the symptoms of low oxygen levels in the blood and improves their quality of life. Low oxygen can cause tiredness, shortness of breath, and dizziness, all of which can be relieved by increasing the amount of oxygen in the home. This may also result in improved sleep quality, heightened attentiveness, and an improved mood.