Preventing Mask Lines: Using the Gecko or Remzzzs

Once you’ve made the time-consuming decision to purchase a CPAP mask, you may hope that the challenges of fitting your CPAP mask are over. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. If you have got sleep apnea, a breathing disorder with serious health consequences such as kidney disease and stroke, you’re likely familiar with CPAP therapy. If you use a full-face mask with your Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy, you’re probably familiar with morning mask lines and maybe even sore marks on the bridge of your nose. While these marks are often harmless, they can sometimes lead to skin breakdown, especially in the elderly. The issue with these mask lines can sometimes be frustrating enough to tempt CPAP users into discontinuing therapy.

Yet, continuing CPAP therapy is an important measure in treating sleep apnea and preventing the associated medical conditions. When embarrassing mask lines and sore marks on your nose become an issue, what can you do to avoid this and continue treatment?

Mask Liner Options: Remzzzs or Gecko?

Mask liners are soft, hypoallergenic, and absorb moisture. They prevent mask air leaks, and not only protect your skin, but they also prevent your CPAP mask from being broken down prematurely by skin oils. The major difference between the Remzzzs and the Gecko mask liners is in the shape of the product. While the Remzzzs is shaped like a slightly curved triangle and sits along the inside of the entire face mask, the Gecko is an oblong liner that simply sits on the bridge of the user’s nose. Both the Gecko and Remzzzs work with all full face and nasal masks.

Both of these products cost about the same. We recommend purchasing a 6-pack of each before investing in a 30-Day supply of either. This will allow you to try them out with your specific mask. Your face shape and mask can greatly impact the effectiveness of either product. The best option is to try them both before making a commitment.

If you’re interested in trying out the Gecko or Remzzzs nasal pads, visit us online at We’re passionate about promoting better treatment. Not only will we provide you with the best CPAP accessories, we’ll answer any of your CPAP and sleep apnea treatment questions.