How to Take the Home Sleep Apnea Test

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Congratulations! You just received your Home Sleep Apnea Test package, which means you are one closer to comfortable, undisturbed sleep.

Need help setting up the Home Sleep Test Machine? Look no further!

1. Open your package

Your package should include:

– ApneaLink Air Recorder
Velcro Belt
– Effort Sensor
– Pulse Oximeter
– Nasal Cannula

The ApneaLink Air Recorder and the Effort Sensor should be attached to the belt already. Check that this is the case.

2. Attach the Nasal Cannula

Place the prongs of the Nasal Cannula into your nostrils.

Loop the Cannula tubing behind your ears and tighten the toggle under your chin. Adjust to ensure that the tubing is comfortable.

Insert the end of the Nasal Cannula tube into the Recorder. Turn it clockwise to secure it.

3. Attach the Pulse Oximeter

Put either finger in the sensor. If using a disposable sensor, switch the adhesive on and wrap it around your finger.

Insert the Oximeter tube into the Recorder.

4. Secure the device

Use the tape provided to secure the tubes on your hand and your cheeks.

 

5. Turn the device on

Press the power button located on the centre of the machine. After a few seconds, the smaller lights on the sides of the machines will illuminate. If any of the lights blink red, then check that the accessory attached to that port is placed correctly.

When all the lights are green, you are ready to go! Tuck in for a good night’s sleep 🙂

6. End your sleep test

When you wake up, turn the recorder off by pressing the power button for three seconds.

Check the test complete light. If the light is green, you have successfully completed the Home Sleep Apnea Test! Press the power button again until the test complete light turns off. 

If the test complete light is red, contact us.

1. Open your package

Your package should include:

– An Alice NightOne device. This is a rectangular device that will keep track of your body position.

– An effort belt. This is a belt you’ll wear around your chest. It will measure how hard your lungs are working. One end of the effort belt should already be attached to the Alice NightOne device.

– A nasal cannula. This is a thin, flexible tube that you’ll place under your nose. It will measure how much air you’re breathing and keep track of your snoring.

– A pulse oximeter. This is a wire with a gray rubber sensor that you’ll place on your finger. It will measure your pulse, blood flow, and the amount of oxygen in your blood. The pulse oximeter should already be attached to the Alice NightOne device.

– AA batteries. Only use these if the batteries inside the Alice NightOne device stop working.

2. Wear the effort belt

Wrap the effort belt around your chest so the Alice NightOne device is in the center of your chest and plug the loose end of the effort belt into the device. After the effort belt is connected, the good study indicator will blink green.

Once the device is turned on, the effort belt icon will appear. It will probably be flashing yellow. Use the buckle on the effort belt to adjust the belt so it’s snug.

Take several breaths with the belt connected. The effort belt icon on the device should turn green. If it doesn’t, check the position and snugness of the belt, and try again.

Once the effort belt icon turns green, put on the nasal cannula.

3. Attach the nasal cannula

Twist the cannula clockwise to connect it to the top of the Alice NightOne device

Place the nasal cannula prongs into your nose, and loop the tube over your ears and adjust the slider.

4. Attach the pulse oximeter

Put the rubber sensor on one of your index fingers. Take several breaths with the pulse oximeter in place. The pulse oximeter icon should turn green. If it doesn’t, check the position of the sensor, making sure it’s securely in place.

Please note: the pulse oximeter only works on a natural, clean nail.

5. Go to sleep!

Once all the sensors are connected and working properly, the 3 sensor icons and the good study indicator will be solid green. After about a minute, the icons will start to turn off one by one, and the Alice NightOne device will be ready. You may now go to sleep.

6. End your sleep test

To end your HSAT, take off the sensors and disconnect them from the Alice NightOne device. The device will turn off automatically. Put the Alice NightOne device and sensors back into the carrying case.

7. Send the device back

Send the device back to us for free with the prepaid return label*

*The sleep device must be placed back in the mail by the date specified by ADSI or may result in a $25 per day late fee until returned.

A U.S. board-certified sleep doctor will review and analyze your test results within 24 hours. We will then send you a written interpretation of the results.

– Review your test results with your doctor to determine if you need to undergo CPAP or Oral Appliance therapy.

– Or, purchase our CPAP Prescription Package, and one of our U.S. board-certified sleep physicians will determine if you need to undergo CPAP therapy.

8. Get a CPAP Machine

Health Sqyre has all your CPAP needs covered! We will assist you in identifying the best CPAP suppliers to purchase your CPAP therapy products. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 800-817-7118… We’re happy to help!

About the Author

barbara-a.-burggraaff

Dr. Burggraaff is double board certified in the two most relevant fields for treating snoring and sleep apnea: Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat doctor) and Sleep Medicine. This allows Dr. Burggraaff the unique advantage of becoming intimately familiar with the relationship between how we breathe and how it relates into sleep.

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