As you probably know, masks are not the most comfortable to wear, especially if you suffer from Asthma, COPD, or other chronic breathing disorders, like asthma. However, a mask is best worn to protect yourself and others. In this article, we will be reviewing the best mask styles that are easiest to breathe in, so that you can be as comfortable as possible while wearing one:
1. Water resistant masks
If you are worried about your lightweight mask protecting you, water-resistant masks are a great option. Without being too heavy or a burden to wear, they have an outer coating that prevents droplets from others entering and will keep you as safe as other options. Additionally, your breath won’t saturate them so that you won’t feel that high humidity feeling while you are wearing these types of masks.
2. Masks with adjustable ties
If you find a mask with an adjustable tie, you can adjust it as needed to allow you to breathe properly while still protecting yourself and others from germs. Price-wise, these adjustable masks won’t cost you much more than the traditional face masks that we see a lot in hospitals and medical offices. They will usually have two toggles on each string that you can easily adjust as needed to promote more airflow when in use.
3. Face shields
Face shields are great alternative options to face masks that allow you to breathe almost the same as you would without any type of face covering. They are larger and more obvious, but if you can breathe and protect yourself from germs at the same time, I would consider that to be a win-win. They are more readily available than they use to be and easy to clean. In terms of budget, they will cost more than masks but it is well worth the initial investment.
4. Performance fabrics
If you’ve ever worn a shirt from Under Armor, then chances are that you are already familiar with performance fabrics. They are lightweight yet durable while wicking sweat and moisture away from the body without the fabric absorbing it too much. This type of fabric is excellent for a face mask, and it does not cost too much to produce. This means that you won’t have to pay a premium to enjoy the benefits of this type of face mask.
5. Lightweight cotton masks
The design of lightweight cotton masks makes them great for those who find it hard to breathe with other types of face masks. They are great options for anyone who has symptoms of asthma and COPD and have a lighter fabric so that you won’t feel claustrophobic while wearing them either. They are available through most major retailers, can be washed easily, and allow you to breathe easily while you are wearing them. Generally, you will also be able to find lightweight cotton masks that are available in different styles because of how easy it is to manufacture.
We hope that this article was helpful and that you will be able to be comfortable while you are protecting yourself from the widespread viruses and other illnesses this season. All types of these masks are readily available and will allow you to breathe easier, especially if you suffer from symptoms of asthma or COPD.