Dr. Barry Krakow, of Maimonides Sleep Arts & Sciences in Albuquerque, NM is a board certified Internist specializing in Sleep Disorders. During his 30+ years as a physician he has engaged in ground-breaking research in sleep medicine. Dr. Krakow is published in prestigious scientific journals, and has had works featured in The New Yorker, New York Times and Time Magazine. Dr. Krakow speaks with authority as he shares his personal experience with CPAP compliancecombined with his expert opinion.
"It has been widely described for decades that the mask has been one of the weakest links in our efforts to help our patients. The facts are that the Manufactures of these masks have neglected to solve the seal problem, whereas the individual resourcefulness of Robert Rutan actually led to an innovative solution in the form of RemZzzs® CPAP Full Mask Liners, which solves many mask-related problems in a large proportion of cases; enabling the patient to wear the PAP device.
I know this to be true from first-hand experience.
I had attempted to use a full face mask for several years and could not improve my hours of use above 6 hours without causing bruising on my cheeks and the bridge of the nose. In 2009 when I first began using the RemZzzs® CPAP Mask Liners, I was able to increase my usage to 8 hours while limiting the irritation on my skin. In the past, I had ceased using the device at least once or twice per week in order for the bruising to heal. Now I can wear the device every night for months on end.
In learning about the impact of the RemZzzs® CPAP Full Mask Liners on myself, I translated that experience to my patients and soon discovered that a majority of them benefited from the mask liners as well. In every one of these cases, the patients reported discomfort, irritation or bruising or all three symptoms when trying to use the mask cushion without a liner. Once we introduced them to the RemZzzs® CPAP Mask Liners they had experiences similar to mine, and were able to maintain usage and thus achieve the benefits of PAP therapy.
The RemZzzs® CPAP Full Mask Liners have been a major technological advance in improving and optimizing the care of sleep apnea patients. Unquestionably, the mask liners for some patients have made the difference between using or not using the device, and between success or failure with CPAP therapy.”