I started using a CPAP machine around 2015 and it has greatly improved my quality of life. However, using it wasn't always easy. There is the icky feel of the silicone, the cushion sliding, the leaks and noise, and the worst for me, silicone sensitivity causing redness and blisters on the bridge of my nose. When I spoke with the CPAP supply store there was only one mask liner on the market, and it did not work for me at all. So, what to do?
Necessity being the mother of invention, (meaning I needed something, so I invented it,) I tried sewing a cover for the seal portion of my mask cushion. I started with a piece of an old T-shirt. It took me over an hour to sew the first prototype cover. It didn't look pretty with my awkward stitches and bulky material, but it helped.
It helped a lot!
It protected the bridge of my nose, and I didn't get sores there anymore. It also decreased leaks and noise because it sealed better and didn't slide around. It felt better than having the silicone sit directly on my face. I continued to make them for myself and eventually chose the lightest and softest material I could find. I also found a professional seamstress who could sew better than me. I invented a new kind of cover! (U.S. Patent 11083860) One that was lightweight and slim. One that slips on easily yet opens automatically creating space for my nose and mouth. And it stays on all night!
Customer research confirmed what I had learned from talking with people casually. There is a huge need for anything that makes using CPAP easier and more comfortable. Restored Rest Mask Cushion Seal Covers are exactly such a product. Even if you are not sensitive to silicone, the cover decreases leaks and noise and just feels good on your skin. Especially compared to the bare mask seal. I wake up less and sleep better!
Since creating Restored Rest LLC in 2018 I’ve faced a huge learning curve, but the fact that so many people find the covers helpful serves as powerful motivation. With the help of several local small business development organizations and support from family and friends I am slowly building this business to bring CPAP supplies to those who need help with their CPAP.
I hope you find our products helpful and that you will sleep better too!
Restored Rest's mission is to produce and sell quality, reasonably priced CPAP/ BiPAP mask cushion covers that makes using a CPAP machine easier and improving CPAP health, while practicing fair labor management.