Lymphedema compression therapy at night
Lymphedema is a lifelong disease and wearing compression garments during the day helps maintain your swelling at a constant level. But lymphedema doesn’t sleep even though you do. While at rest, your body can experience fluctuations in your swelling during resting hours.
Your normal elastic compression garments, while great for daytime wear, aren’t appropriate for sleep because they apply too much compression. This tight fit can cause harmful skin constrictions. While bandaging can be an option, it’s time-consuming and can leave you feeling frustrated if they are not applied properly. Not to mention, they aren’t exactly breathable, lightweight or flexible for sleep.
One of the most comfortable and effective ways to manage your lymphedema at night is with a quality compression foam sleeve. A nighttime sleeve provides a gentler compression level in comparison to daytime garments. This allows for more comfortable relaxation and prevents the limbs from swelling and reaccumulating fluid throughout your sleep. This helps you sleep comfortably while simultaneously stimulating lymphatic flow and increasing the uptake of fibrotic tissue.
There are various benefits to 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.
Patient engagement in self-care and self-management is imperative for the effective treatment of lymphoedema, and the use of compression at night can help maintain what you’ve achieved during the day.
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The circaid profile foam sleeve provides a comfortable solution to nighttime lymphedema management or for those with sensitivity issues.
Built-in technologies make application quick and easy from home, just slide the sleeve on, and go to sleep. Directional channels filled with engineered foam move lymph fluid and break up fibrotic tissue build-up in the limbs, creating a massaging effect that promotes airflow.
Other bulky nighttime garments can get hot and uncomfortable, but the circaid profile has innovative brrr° fabric proven to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the night. The circaid profile has a full assortment of colors and sizes in both ready-to-wear and custom-made options for upper and lower extremity solutions.
To learn more about the circaid profile, hover over each icon to explore the unique features that come in the ready-to-wear garments:
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