RemZzzs CPAP Mask Liners offers a solution to mask leaks, skin irritation, and sweating caused by wearing a CPAP mask. No matter what, wearing a CPAP mask can be a frustrating experience for many.
In my personal experience, I have found RemZzzs CPAP liners to be an important last-line of defense for those on the verge of giving up on CPAP altogether due to:
– CPAP-caused skin irritation
– allergies to CPAP mask cushions
– uncontrollable CPAP mask leaks
– excessive sweating
Most CPAP users can get on without ever needing this product.
For others, it is the missing ingredient of CPAP success.
Ordering the correct size
Make sure you order the correct size for your Full Face CPAP mask. The wrong size mask liner will not match your CPAP mask cushion, and there is no chance of it working then.
RemZzzs have provided a sizing chart for the most common masks, so for most people it simply means looking for your mask, it’s size, and ordering the right product number.
I have listed the correct RemZzzs liner sizes for the most common full face masks below.
|Mask||Size||RemZzzs Liner Size|
|AirFit F10||Extra Small||Small A|
|AirFit F10||Small||Small A|
|AirFit F10||Medium||Medium A|
|AirFit F10||Large||Large A|
|ComfortGel/ComfortGel Blue Full||Small||Small A|
|ComfortGel/ComfortGel Blue Full||Medium||Medium A|
|ComfortGel/ComfortGel Blue Full||Large||Large A|
|ComfortGel Blue Full||Extra Large||Large A|
|Quattro||Extra Small||Small A|
|Quattro Air||Extra Small||Small A|
|Quattro Air||Small||Small A|
|Quattro Air||Medium||Medium A|
|Quattro Air||Large||Large A|
|Quattro FX||Small||Small A|
|Quattro FX||Medium||Medium A|
|Quattro FX||Large||Medium A|
What’s in the box?
You can either purchase a 6-day sample pack, or a 30-day pack.
I got the 6-day sample pack, as I just wanted to try the product for myself (I prefer nasal pillow masks). I recommend you too try the sample pack first of all for two reasons:.
– so you don’t end up with 30 liners of the wrong size
– the liners might not work for you or fix your problem
In the box of 30 comes 30 mask liners, and 2 forehead liners. The forehead liners can be used for 15 days each (hence only 2 are supplied).
The liners are a cotton fabric cut into a triangle shape, and are designed to create a barrier between the mask cushion and your face.
That´s pretty much what comes in the box.
Using RemZzzs CPAP Mask Liners
These mask liners do not attach to the mask at all, and are best put on whilst lying down.
This is how I used them:
1. Whilst laying down (or with my head back) I put the RemZzzs mask liner in place. The shortest edge below my mouth.
2. I positioned my CPAP mask over the RemZzzs liner, pressing it onto my face, and putting it on as normal
That´s all there really is to it.
It´s a bit awkward at first, especially the fact that it is a bit awkward to put on at first. But, if it helps, so be it.
The fabric is soft, and relatively unobtrusive. I thought it would be less comfortable to wear and ´tickle´ my face, but it didn´t annoy me at all.
Does it work
Well, since I don´t wear a full face mask and I haven´t experienced any of the above issues whilst using one I can´t really say.
For the most part, the reception has been mixed. CPAP users either love them or hate them.
The liners work particularly well for those people who try them either:
1. Due to allergic reactions to the mask cushion silicone
2. Sweat rashes from the mask
These two groups of people seem to see the greatest improvement in their presenting problem.
RemZzzs mask liners are less successful for people who are using them to fix mask leaks. However, this can be taken with a grain of salt, as their CPAP masks might be ill-suited for them, not always their fault.
RemZzzs CPAP mask liners will likely help people who experience any sort of skin irritation from using a CPAP mask. I would highly recommend people who fit in this category give it a try. They are also useful for people who sweat excessively under the CPAP mask, to move the moisture away.
However, if you are looking at RemZzzs mask liners as a solution to your mask leak problems, don´t get your hopes up. They may be worth a try, but make sure you have exhausted all other options prior to trying these.
One of my quarrels with the product is that a new one is used each day. Coming from a self-confessed anti-consumerist mentality I find it a little bit wasteful, and a little bit costly over the long term (about $1 per night). Other than that, it´s a good product, that performs well and does most of what it advertises to do.
Addendum: They can be washed, preferably by hand, and reused multiple times. As Michael so rightly pointed out, and I suspected, the ‘disposable’ tag is likely a means to get the CPAP user to dispose of, and buy more of their products. This greatly improves their cost effectiveness. Many thanks Michael!! Afterall, we are all help and learn from each other, especially me.
Would I recommend it to my friends/family
Not only would I, but I have in the past for people I consider friends, and family of friends. However, I have only ever recommended RemZzzs CPAP liners to people who were experiencing skin irritation from CPAP; not for fixing mask leaks.