Entries by Jade

How Often Should You Replace Your CPAP Mask?

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy is considered to be one of the most effective treatment methods for patients who suffer from sleep apnea. It involves the use of pressurised air that aims to avoid blocked passageways and facilitate more comfortable breathing during sleep. CPAP masks are a crucial component of any CPAP treatment for […]

Top Tips for CPAP Therapy During Summer

Summer is fast approaching, and what can already be an uncomfortable slumber for sleep apnea sufferers, can potentially become even more unbearable as the humidity rises.  In fact, a 2012 MedScape article discovered that roughly 50% of individuals who have been prescribed CPAP therapy are either not interested or terminate their CPAP treatment, with comfort […]

How Jeans Can Help Create Cartilage For Joint Reconstructions

As a leading fabric engineering company specialising in technical textiles for the medical field and beyond, Biomed is dedicated to providing up to date, industry-relevant news and advancements. Most recently, scientists at Deakin University in Melbourne have developed an innovative textile recycling method that not only tackles textile waste but may contribute to the development […]

Medical Fabrics That Work as Hard as You Do

Did you know that trillions of germs live in your body helping to digest food or even fight harmful bacteria that can lead to infections? You may also be surprised to know that a 2014 study found that 22% of hospitals had a positive reading for the MRSA virus, 33% of hospitals have a positive […]

All You Need to Know About Sleep Apnea Masks & Accessories

According to Snore Australia, it is believed that in Australia 9% of women and 25% of men in suffer from clinically significant sleep apnea. This condition occurs when the airways are repeatedly blocked during sleep leading to loud snoring, restless nights, excessive fatigue and can even increase the likelihood of other medical conditions including obesity, […]

Keeping Cool with Self Cooling Fabrics

With warmer weather on its way, sweltering through sizzling Australian summers could be a thing of the past. In fact, technology advancements in the textile industry have seen the implementation of technical fabrics with self-cooling properties that help regulates skin temperature by managing heat and moisture. Evidently, cooling fabrics can be extremely effective in minimising […]

Preventing the Spread of Germs with Medical Textiles

As a patient, when you visit a hospital or medical facility, it is not unreasonable to have trust in the professionals, equipment and infrastructure used. The same can be said for medical personnel who trust the materials and equipment allow them to provide patients with the best care possible. However, most individuals do not even […]

Treatment Options For Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common and treatable sleep disorder in which breathing stops and starts repeatedly for a period of time or breaths are shallow while sleeping due to partially or completely blocked airways. If left untreated, these breathing patterns can be potentially serious. Luckily, if you have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, there are plenty of treatment options available in order to manage your condition and improve your overall health and quality of life.