How Do CPAP Accessories Help with Sleep Apnea?

For obstructive sleeping conditions like sleep apnea, CPAP therapy is the best treatment. If you suspect – or know – you have obstructive sleep apnea, CPAP treatment and CPAP Accessories will help you sleep better and more energised for longer.

CPAP stands for ‘Continuous Positive Airway Pressure’ if you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea, it is likely your doctor will advise you to use a CPAP machine with CPAP Accessories, as the technology is proven to help enable patients improve their sleep.

When the wearer is asleep, the CPAP machine provides a steady supply of air through a mask, which helps keep the patient’s airway clear. For more than 30 years, CPAP devices have been used to treat sleep apnea.

There are three basic components of all CPAP systems:

  • The CPAP Machine which filters the air in the room. Many CPAP machines have built-in heaters and water tanks, allowing the air to heat and humidify as the wearer breathes, making breathing more natural.
  • The CPAP Mask that fits over the face of the wear.
  • The CPAP Tube which connects the machine to the mask. Many tubes have built-in heaters to keep the heated and humidified air inside from condensing.

BioMed’s CPAP Accessories

For more than 25 years, Biomed has supplied ResMed with patent-protected CPAP headgears and CPAP chin belts. Biomed’s vast expertise and our high-quality products have resulted in a fantastic collaboration, and Biomed is now at the forefront of the medical textile industry.

Our highly advanced, latex-free, hypoallergenic, and antibacterial fabrics were created for optimum efficiency, comfort, and longevity, putting us ahead of the competition. Our medical-grade fabrics are used in all ResMed CPAP Accessories and CPAP Headgear, allowing patients to experience better comfort and sleep as a result.

We produce and distribute CPAP covers, headgear, and anti-snoring chin belts in collaboration with ResMed for sleep apnea. Biomed manufactures a wide range of quality medical grade CPAP Fabrics to ResMed for CPAP Accessories, some of which include:

  • Brushed Velvet Fabric
  • Brushed Lycra Fabric
  • Lycra Fabric
  • Spandex Net Fabric
  • Eco-Friendly Nylon Velcro Fabric
  • Wicking Fabric
  • Copper Fabric
  • Anti-Bacterial & Far Infrared Ray Fabric
  • Laminated Foam
  • Velcro
  • Elastic
  • Customised Fabric

BioMed CPAP Masks

Our patients are at the core of our CPAP mask design. Our CPAP products go through stringent quality management procedure to ensure they work to their full potential. As a result, we hold an “A” Grade supplier ranking and ISO 9001 Certification, the CPAP masks we produce are of the best quality available.

When commencing CPAP therapy for sleep apnea, patients must weigh up a number of factors, including the type of CPAP mask they would need. In reality, full face masks, nasal pillows, and nasal masks are the three most common types of CPAP masks.

Each CPAP mask and all of our other CPAP Accessories are made of Biomed’s patent-protected, high-quality, latex-free and antibacterial materials, which are designed with the patient’s convenience, skin sensitivity, and comfort in mind. These medical-grade fabrics help prevent allergic reactions and the transmission of germs while also ensuring the technology is comfortable for the wearer.

BioMed CPAP Chin Straps

CPAP headgear is used to help keep the Sleep Apnea Mask secure during the evening whilst you sleep. Biomed uses superior fabric manufacturing for our CPAP Chin Straps; the medical grade and latex-free material on our CPAP Accessories have antibacterial properties to avoid allergies and improve patient satisfaction.

CPAP headgear is often made of stretchy and sturdy medical-grade fabrics to guarantee that the device lasts as long as possible, and that the user can wear the device easily. In addition, the Latex Free fabrics on our CPAP Accessories put a strong focus on patient safety, as inferior and less supportive materials will significantly obstruct care. It’s also a cost-effective method of keeping the patient comfortable at night.

CPAP Chin Straps and Restraints for Sleep Apnea also help increase the efficacy of CPAP treatment by preventing the mouth from opening during sleep. CPAP chin straps are made from sturdy, lightweight, and stretchy hypoallergenic materials, providing optimum support and reliability for the patient.

The same Latex-Free Medical Grade Fabric is used in CPAP Chin Straps as it is in CPAP Headgear. CPAP Chin Straps are typically intended for snoring patients, and figures suggest that more than 80% of people snore openly.

Stay Safe with BioMed

Our medical-grade materials are only one example of the high-quality work that Biomed does. At Biomed, our mission as professional fabric manufacturers is to create high-quality healthcare fabrics and produce superior fabric manufacturing, which is why we ensure that our business operations always align with our ISO 9001 certification for quality management.

Our dedication to strict Australian fabric manufacturing standards demonstrates our products’ reliability and our commitment to providing our customers with superior products that offer a high level of comfort by minimising skin irritations, alongside antibacterial and hypoallergenic properties for safety and comfort.

Through the prevention of germs and bacteria, the life of medical products – such as CPAP masks, CPAP Chin Straps, Back Support Braces and many more CPAP Accessories – can be prolonged. As the build-up of bacteria and germs can cause fabrics that are not of a medical-grade, to deteriorate over time and become unsanitary and uncomfortable to wear.

At Biomed, we have a longstanding partnership with ResMed CPAP Supplies to supply medical grade healthcare fabrics for their products, which have offered superior patient comfort for decades. To find out more information on our full range of CPAP Accessories, Face Masks and other Medical-Grade Healthcare Fabrics, please contact our team of Biomed medical fabrics and materials experts on (02) 9758 3855.

CPAP Manufacturing Company

There are a large-number of CPAP Manufacturing Companies in Australia who sell CPAP equipment and CPAP Supplies, and all appear to offer CPAP products which are similar-to other competing brands. And for Sleep Apnea patients who require comfortable and reliable products on a regular basis, it may seem quite challenging for them to determine, which CPAP Manufacturing Company, can provide Sleep Apnea products, which are not only readily accessible, but are backed by industry leading technology.

Biomed is one such CPAP Manufacturing Company, who is not only industry recognised, but also supplies ResMed with medical grade latex-free fabrics and CPAP manufacturing services to assist in the creation of their highly renowned range of Sleep Apnea equipment.

The Biomed partnership with ResMed involves the manufacture and supply of fabrics which are used in CPAP Masks, CPAP Headgear and Anti-Snoring Chin Straps for Sleep Apnea patients.

Biomed has been supplying Medical Grade Fabric Products and other CPAP Supplies to ResMed for more than 25 years, and have enabled patients to enjoy comfort and improved sleep as a result.

ResMed is one of the global leaders in CPAP Head Gear, and they understand the importance it places on the quality of the products it provides its patients around the world, and consequently Biomed is the number one CPAP Manufacturing Company of choice for providing CPAP Supplies to ResMed for CPAP Headgear, CPAP Chin Restraints and CPAP Masks.

Biomed is a CPAP Manufacturing Company who provides people that suffer from Sleep Apnea, confidence in the quality of their CPAP Fabric Equipment and CPAP Fabric Accessories, as they know how important it is for the overall well-being of patients.

Resmed, heavily relies on their CPAP Manufacturing Suppliers, to utilise the very best in Medical Fabrics in their CPAP equipment, and Biomed’s ongoing commitment to delivering superior CPAP Fabrics reinforces the brands decision to manufacture quality Medical Fabrics here in Australia under its ISO Certification, which sets it apart from its competitors. In doing so, people who suffer from Sleep Apnea can enjoy knowing that Biomed has the ability-to constantly meet the demands of its consumers to provide readily available CPAP supplies and to also provide reassurance that all Medical Fabrics meet strict quality-control regulations, as one would expect from a quality Australian Fabric Manufacturing Company.

Biomed is a CPAP Manufacturing Company, who produces medical grade fabrics which are used to manufacture CPAP Chin Restraints and CPAP Headgear Equipment for patients that suffer from Sleep Apnea and require comfort and reliability. For more information on the full range of CPAP Equipment or other medical grade fabrics, please do not hesitate to contact the professional Biomed team on (02) 9758 3855.

CPAP Companies that produce CPAP Equipment?

If you were to search for CPAP companies, that manufacture or sell CPAP equipment, you will be immediately faced with a never-ending list of CPAP companies, that all seem to offer very similar products and services. So how do you know which CPAP companies to trust and which are the reputable ones?

CPAP companies, one of which is Resmed, who is a leading CPAP company, provide a wide range of CPAP Machines to cater for all Sleep Apnea conditions, and are brands which are well-respected, for their high-quality CPAP products in the market place. Resmed incorporate high-quality medical grade fabrics for use in their CPAP equipment, which provides patients with Allergen Free Fabric as it encourages patient comfort and a healthy alternative to lesser known brands.

When selecting a CPAP company for your CPAP equipment, you must also look at their CPAP accessories and how readily available they may be, as there are a number, of CPAP consumables which patients will require for their ongoing use of their CPAP machine. To ensure that you get the most out of your CPAP equipment, and this means ensuring your CPAP machine provides the best treatment, you must replace your CPAP accessories or parts as they are required.

CPAP companies that provide a wide range of Sleep Apnea equipment for their patients, demonstrate, that there are specific products for specific patient requirements. For example, patients who need a product to reduce snoring throughout the night, would require a CPAP Chin Strap product. Whereas patients who suffer tremendously from their Sleep Apnea, would require a CPAP Full Face Mask, as this would provide dramatic improvements for the patients sleep quality, and as a result would eliminate their snoring to make them feel more well rested.

Brands like Resmed, rely heavily on their CPAP suppliers, to ensure they uphold their well-respected brand name in the market place. Companies like Biomed, will only use Antibacterial Fabric in their CPAP equipment, as they are a market leader in the Medical Fabric Textile Industry. It is with this rationale that Biomed remain committed to ensuring patients receive the best possible result from their CPAP equipment.

CPAP companies like Resmed, give consumers confidence in their CPAP equipment and CPAP accessories, as they know how important it is for the overall well-being of their patients to rely on products which can help manage their Sleep Apnea illness.

Biomed is a CPAP company, who manufacturers medical grade fabric which is used to manufacture CPAP chin straps and CPAP headgear equipment for Resmed, and their longstanding partnership with ResMed ensures maximum comfort and reliability for patients. For more information on our full range of CPAP Equipment or other medical grade fabrics, please do not hesitate to contact the professional Biomed team on (02) 9758 3855.

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 individuals who suffer from sleep apnea. Available in a vast range of sizes and variations, CPAP masks are responsible for delivering the pressurised air directly to the passageways. However, individuals may be unaware of the fact that CPAP masks require regular maintenance in order to ensure their effectiveness. Like any other regularly used product, these CPAP supplies can wear out over time and failing to maintain the product can potentially hinder treatment.

The lifespan of your CPAP mask is heavily dependent on a variety of factors. First and foremost, there are a variety of masks available on the market. From full face masks, nasal pillow masks and nasal masks, each CPAP mask is used in a slightly different way. For example, the nasal pillow mask, which is more intricate and makes direct contact with your face and nose every night and requires frequent replacement for hygienic reasons. It is suggested that this type of mask is replaced once or twice per month. Meanwhile, full face masks have less contact direct contact with the face and are not required to be replaced so often. Generally, this type of mask is replaced on a quarterly basis or as needed.

Although the specific type of mask can determine the frequency replacement, other factors also should be considered. Regular maintenance and cleaning of these masks is imperative for hygienic reasons and to also ensure the functionality of the device. However, excessive cleaning with harsh chemicals can also wear out your CPAP mask earlier than expected, therefore impeding the effectiveness of treatment. Frequent cleaning of your CPAP accessories is recommended, however harsh cleaning products with strong chemicals should be avoided to maintain the longevity of your CPAP mask. It is advised to clean your mask regularly with warm water and mild soap as opposed to regular cleaning products that could potentially be damaging to your accessories.

Furthermore, CPAP masks can vary in quality amongst suppliers. At Biomed, we are a leading medical fabric engineering company best known for manufacturing CPAP supplies for ResMed. Our superior quality patented medical grade and allergen-free technical textiles are used in the creation of CPAP masks. All of our fabrics are breathable, hypoallergenic and latex free to maximise comfort and hygiene as well as minimise allergies and irritation which is commonly experienced by CPAP sufferers. As a result, our high-quality fabrics contribute to the longevity and durability of various CPAP supplies to constantly maintain effective treatment.

Biomed is a leading medical textile company with a longstanding supplier partnership with ResMed. We are responsible for supplying our superior quality technical textiles in order to manufacture various CPAP accessories in which we have achieved an A grade supplier score. For more information on our patented medical grade fabric at Biomed, or ways in which you can maintain your CPAP supplies, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team on (02) 9758 3855.

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 cited as one of the most common concerns. At Biomed, we are a leading medical manufacturing company, best known for creating high-quality CPAP masks with our patented medical grade fabrics for ResMed. With extensive experience in developing superior CPAP supplies, here are our top tips to stay comfortable and maintain your CPAP masks this summer season!

CPAP masks play a vital role in sleep apnea treatment. It is responsible for delivering pressurised air to the passageways in order to prevent blockages and encourage a restful sleep. However, during the warmer months silicone CPAP masks can often trap heat around your face, making you feel sweaty and uncomfortable which ultimately impacts the quality of sleep.

However, not only will perspiration make you feel uncomfortable when you’re trying to rest, but excessive heat can also hinder the effectiveness of the CPAP accessories. For example, wearing a silicone mask during the warmer months may increase the amount of oils that your skin secretes in that area. Build-up of this oil can impact the quality of the CPAP mask and become a breeding ground for a bacteria, which is further exacerbated by the warm and humid conditions. Evidently, consistent wear of a bacteria-filled mask can expose you to a range of illnesses that can really dampen the summertime spirit. Some patients even experience symptoms of skin irritation and breakouts around the mask area as a result of increased humidity, perspiration and excessive release of the skin’s oils.

Luckily, these issues can be easily managed to improve a patient’s quality of sleep in the warm weather. First and foremost, CPAP masks and other accessories should be carefully washed on a regular basis to maximise effectiveness and minimise the build-up of bacteria. To do so, gently wash the mask by hand with warm water and soap. Harsh cleaning products filled with chemical should be avoided where possible as it can potentially damage the CPAP mask or result in harmful residue. The mask should be left to air dry on a flat surface to keep its shape and direct sunlight should also be avoided.

Furthermore, at Biomed, we supply high quality, antibacterial and medical grade fabrics which are used in the construction of CPAP masks and other CPAP supplies. Our allergen free, latex free and antibacterial materials that are used in the construction of CPAP masks help to minimise the occurrence of skin related issues and other summertime allergies commonly cited by sleep apnea sufferers. Our fabrics are also comfortable and breathable to maximise overall comfort for the wearer. We’re dedicated to providing solutions that ensure patients get the most out of their CPAP therapy, regardless of the season.

As a leading medical fabric manufacturing company, we are dedicated to providing superior technical textiles and medical grade fabrics that are valuable for a vast range of industries. Our team has a longstanding partnership with ResMed to supply medical textiles with hypoallergenic properties in order to create superior quality CPAP masks that maximise patient comfort. Our fabric range also has the potential to provide exceptional benefits beyond the medical industry and we can create tailored solutions that meet specific requirements. For more information on CPAP manufacturing, medical fabrics or other technical textiles, please do not hesitate to contact the professional Biomed team on (02) 9758 3855.

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, cardiovascular disease or mortality.

In order to effectively manage sleep apnea and improve the quality for life for sufferers, CPAP therapy is commonly prescribed. Consisting of pressurised CPAP machines and various CPAP accessories including masks, custom headgear and chin straps for sleep apnea, patients can easily be overwhelmed with the options available to them. Not to mention, there are a variety of CPAP masks available on the market designed to suit individual needs and preferences. As a leading CPAP manufacturer and supplier creating high quality sleep apnea masks and accessories with superior medical grade fabrics, we’re breaking down various CPAP supplies in order to help patients choose the most suitable options for them.

Full Face Masks

As the name suggests, full face sleep apnea masks cover both the nose and mouth to fully support breathing throughout the night. The mask is fixated in place with high-quality headgear made from medical textiles and hypoallergenic fabrics in order to ensure maximum comfort and stability for the wearer throughout the entire night. Without the conjunctive use of headgear accessories, these masks can potentially be displaced throughout the night and therefore limit the effectiveness of therapy.

Full face masks are highly beneficial and are generally recommended for sleep apnea sufferers who rely on breathing through their mouth. Other CPAP therapy options are largely focused on supplying air through the nasal passage and can, therefore, be extremely uncomfortable for individuals who breathe through their mouth during their sleep. Full face CPAP masks are also ideal for allergy sufferers who experience a frequently blocked nose or have sinus issues.

Additionally, full face masks are also beneficial for those who suffer from dry mouth. As CPAP therapy relies on humidified air, patients can actually experience relief of such symptoms, as the air keeps both the nasal and mouth passageways moist, preventing blockages and maximising comfort. Masks are also made from technical textiles with hypoallergenic properties to ensure allergies are not aggravated or induced during wear. These masks are also said to be the most effective for patients who require higher pressure settings.

However, patients also need to consider the potential limitations associated with various CPAP accessories in order to choose the most suitable for them. Due to the larger surface area, air leaks can potentially be more common, particularly if the mask is ill-fitted. As a result of this, some individuals may experience dry eyes if the humidified air leaks at the top of their masks. Full face masks for sleep apnea can also be uncomfortable for individuals who sleep on their stomach or side due to the bulkiness of the equipment. This can also be a downfall for those who like to read or watch TV as they’re settling for bed. 

Nasal Masks

Another popular CPAP mask is the nasal mask, which purely covers the nose from the bridge to the patient’s upper lip area. Similarly to the full face masks, nasal masks are also secured in place with headgear accessories to ensure the mask does move during sleep, therefore maximising results.

Nasal masks have proven to be an effective option for patients who typically move around frequently in their sleep. As the accessories associated with nasal masks are not as bulky as their full face counterparts, patients may find they can move around more freely in their sleep. Additionally, there are many different fits and sizes available with nasal CPAP masks which ensures a more comfortable and individualised fit, increasing comfort and minimising the risk of air leaks.

While the above features make nasal masks a popular CPAP therapy option, the treatment may not be suitable for patients who rely on breathing through their mouth without wearing an additional chin restraint to secure the mouth closed. For some people, this may be uncomfortable and unnatural, therefore making other forms of therapy more ideal. Other considerations that need to be contemplated include the presence of allergies. Sinus blockages can interfere with the pressure delivery and therefore results may be diminished.

Furthermore, patients who suffer medical conditions such as a deviated septum, narrowed or collapsed nasal valve or enlarged turbinates may also not experience the full potential of CPAP therapy through the use of nasal masks.

Nasal Pillow Masks

For a more lightweight and less intrusive option, nasal pillow masks provide maximum comfort and ease of use in comparison to full face or nasal CPAP mask options. Nasal pillow masks work by resting at the entrance of the nasal passageway to deliver pressurised air directly into the nose to facilitate breathing.

Nasal pillow masks are a suitable option for patients who frequently move around in their sleep as they are not restricted by bulky accessories and materials. Nasal pillow masks are also do not feature intricate headgear, yet are secured in place with a single strap, potentially providing unprecedented comfort for patients who might be claustrophobic or intimated by the facial materials. The simplified design also makes nasal pillow masks an ideal option for patients with facial hair, those who wear glasses and individuals who like to unwind before bed by watching television or reading a book. Additionally, nasal marks also have a limited chance of air leakage in comparison to other options, as a result of the direct airflow to the nose.

However, while nasal pillows provide exceptional comfort, they are not ideal for individuals who require higher doses of pressure. If the pressure is increased with the wear of nasal pillow masks, comfort can actually be decreased, as the direct airflow can seem unnatural and unfamiliar. The direct air pressure may also result in higher occurrences of nosebleeds or dryness in the nose for some patients. Nasal pillow masks may also not be the most ideal option for patients who are not used to breathing out their nose. However, chin-straps may be used in addition to the nasal pillow for individuals who generally breathe through their mouth.

While there are many options available to sleep apnea sufferers that are aimed to address different concerns, patients should try a variety of different masks in order to find the one that is most suited to them. Facial features, preferences and treatment suitability all need to be factored in to find the most ideal mask for the patient that maximises CPAP therapy results.

As a leading medical fabric manufacturing company, we are dedicated to providing superior technical textiles and medical grade fabrics that are valuable for a vast range of industries. Our team has a longstanding partnership with Resmed to supply medical textiles with hypoallergenic properties in order to create superior quality CPAP masks that maximises patient comfort. Our fabric range also has the potential to provide exceptional benefits beyond the medical industry and we can create tailored solutions that meet specific requirements. For more information on CPAP manufacturing, medical fabrics or other technical textiles, please do not hesitate to contact the professional Biomed team on (02) 9758 3855.

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.

The most common treatment method prescribed to sleep apnea patients is the use of continuous positive airway pressure masks and machines, usually referred to as CPAP therapy. The use of CPAP masks and machines is considered to be the highest standard of treatment for sleep apnea suffers and is the most effective non-surgical approach. This therapy works by supplying pressurised air that flows continuously to promote unobstructed breathing while you sleep.

While this treatment is very effective, many recently diagnosed sleep apnea sufferers are often apprehensive due to the vast array of bulky CPAP accessories that are required. CPAP therapy involves the use of a CPAP machine to control airflow and a tube or hose to transport the air from the machine to the airways. It also involves a CPAP mask that is specifically chosen to suit the individual’s preference. You can choose from a nasal mask which only goes over the nose, a nasal pillow mask that fits under the nose or a full mask, which covers the mouth and nose.

These masks are usually fixated in place while you sleep with CPAP headgear and chin straps in order to avoid the mask being displaced, which will impede results.

It is not uncommon for first-time CPAP users to experience some slight discomfort during the transition to using your CPAP supplies, but you should find contentment in the fact that CPAP machines are actually smaller and quieter compared to older versions, and high-quality masks create with hypoallergenic fabrics and medical grade fabrics provide enhanced comfort. In fact, at Biomed, we are a leading CPAP manufacturer, providing superior fabrics to suppliers such as the medical equipment company Resmed. This partnership ensures the creation of the highly regarded CPAP supplies such as Resmed masks, headgear and chin restraints for sleep apnea sufferers.

A common concern for sleep apnea sufferers is the onset of allergies, sinus problems and congestion when using a sleep apnea mask. While the use of allergy medication can help relieve these symptoms, CPAP masks that have been manufactured by our team at Biomed utilise allergen free, latex free fabrics and antibacterial materials to minimise the occurrence of allergy-related symptoms in the first place. Some CPAP machines also use humidifiers to help alleviate congestion and promote comfortable breathing all night long.

While there are several treatment therapies available to sleep apnea sufferers, the most commonly prescribed is the use of CPAP masks and machines. Upon prescription, you may feel nervous in relation to the equipment use, however, there are many devices on the market to help you feel comfortable and finally achieve optimal rest. At Biomed, we hold a patent for complex sensitive fabric combinations, ideal for the creation of medical grade soft goods. Our high-quality fabrics have been used to create masks, headgear and chin straps for sleep apnea supplies. Our hypoallergenic materials are stretchy, durable and breathable, providing optimum comfort for users.

For more information on our patented medical grade fabric at Biomed, or to learn more about CPAP supplies and manufacture, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team on (02) 9758 3855.