Harder to Breathe Underwater


I assume an asthma attack would feel like you’re trying to breathe underwater. I know that feeling all too well, and it’s no fun at all. Surfing can be scary, and I almost drowned not too long ago. I lost my balance trying to catch a wave and got tossed within its current. It was easier for me to panic when I didn’t know which way was up, so it felt like I was under water for a good thirty seconds. It was pitch black and I was practically doing somersaults as the waves passed by, which made me feel very disoriented. When I finally popped my head above the water, I was gasping for air to the point where I had no more energy. It was terrifying to think that was going to be my last moment on earth. I would’ve liked to enjoy an In-n-Out burger before I went.

In elementary school, I had one classmate you suffered from asthma. I remember the first time I ever saw him struggle for air. It was very hard to watch. His face turned red, and he was gasping for air like he was choking on something he swallowed. He would use his inhaler, but even that seemed difficult to take in. He was also on the basketball team and after each and every game I would watch him use his inhaler which seemed even MORE difficult to take because he was already out of breath from the exercise. I was always stuck wondering if he was okay because there wasn’t anything that I could really do to help him.

It’s hard to imagine how asthma sufferers really feel. They must worry about having an attack at any second of the day. It takes a lot of courage to conquer it on your own, especially as a child. However these days it’s great that we can have some control and try to prevent these spontaneous attacks from happening.


As a parent, sending your child to school worried he or she might have an asthma attack is stressful. You hope to never receive a call from the principal telling you that your child has been sent to the emergency room. For those parents who are familiar with this feeling, then perhaps it’s time you did something about it. Maybe you should suggest adding an air purifier in the classroom to relieve their symptoms or become an advocate for healthier air through the entire school. Air purifiers improve overall health by reducing the amount of pollution, dust, or mold in the surrounding air. It works wonders on the immune system and the quality of sleep which in turn, help fight allergic reactions. Enjoy fresh, healthier air with Luma Comfort’s air purifiers and enjoy the beautiful weather Mother Nature brings you.

How Exactly Can an Air Purifier Help?

Air Purifiers are designed to clean and improve the quality of the air around you. Although it cannot get completely rid of allergens or other pollutants, it helps tremendously. The filters are designed to trap pollen, allergens, odor, smoke, and mold that can be harmful to our immune system. Letting any of those build up can bring more bacteria and germs into your life. Purifiers that are HEPA certified will filter big and small particles that can be extremely sensitive to people who suffer from asthma. They can improve the general health and sleep of your household environment, and are the best solution to relieve allergy and asthma symptoms.

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