lymphedema never sleeps circaid profile nighttime garment

Lymphedema never sleeps

Lymphedema is a disease that once one has, they have it for life, affecting the body 24 hours a day. Long-term treatment can achieve superior results in lymphedema maintenance, and that of course includes periods of rest. Normal elastic compression garments, while great for daytime wear, are not appropriate for sleep because they apply too much compression. This tight fit can cause harmful indentations and slippage on affected limbs.
Although they feature gentler compression, nighttime garments continue to help squeeze lymph out of affected tissues. It is meant for patients who experience gradual “refilling” of affected areas during sleeping hours. Compression garments with foam chips are nighttime garments that provide a gentle lymphatic massage. The foam pressed into the affected area creates tissue stretch and pressure differentials. This encourages re-absorption of lymphatic fluid and helps move the lymph.

Benefits of wearing nighttime garments:
• Cuts down on bandaging time.
• Continued treatment and swelling reduction throughout the night.
• Can help ease the application of daytime garments.
• Better quality of sleep.

The Lymphedema Treatment Act includes new coverage for night care garments, specifically 2 nighttime garments every 24 months, or 2 garments every two years. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced 4 new HCPCS codes in the night care category for the treatment of lymphedema because they too see the benefit to proper care full-time and not just in the daytime.

Here at medi, we have the circaid® profile foam sleeve, a foam sleeve designed for patients to use at night or for anyone experiencing sensitivity issues. It is made with first-use foam for hygienic confidence and brrr® cooling fabric proven to help keep patients cooler. The circaid profile has a robust collection for both the arm and leg, and in both ready-to-wear and custom options.

To meet the new code requirements, medi is introducing the new circaid profile for nighttime use, available in a ready-to-wear arm and leg (both whole leg and lower leg) options. The new profile products offer the widest ready-to-wear size ranges in the market with sixteen sizes and 2 lengths.

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