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Home Sleep Test Instructions

 

 

Provided below are the Wellfirst Sleep Diagnostics patient instructions for the ResMed ApneaLink Air Home Sleep Test. This is a self-administered test. Please watch the ApneaLink Air user video and read all instructions before beginning your test. Upon receiving your device you have 2 nights to use it before mailing it back. If the device is not mailed back to us after 2 nights we will charge a late fee.  

If you experience an emergency during your home sleep test, please immediately call 911.

STEP 1: WATCH VIDEO

 

 

Important Note about Optional Tape: The ResMed ApneaLink Air video shows usage of hospital tape with your home sleep test. Use of hospital tape is optional with your home sleep test. Our clinical staff is unable to respond to unknown allergic reactions.

Important Note about Finger Sensor: The ResMed ApneaLink Air device may provide a red, blinking light on your pulse oximeter finger sensor. This often occurs due to excess humidity, sweating, or finger swelling (such as due to a salty dinner). As long as your finger sensor has a visible red light within the finger sensor itself, your device is correctly recording data.

STEP 2: READ DIRECTIONS

 

For questions, read the ResMed ApneaLink Air manufacturer's instructions at the following link, click link here for online copy.

Here are some Commonly Asked Questions about the Home Sleep Study.

STEP 3: PERFORM SETUP

 

Setup the ResMed ApneaLink Air on your person on the outside of your sleep attire following the manufacturer's directions and video. For both male and female patients, we advise that there is no bare-chested or nude sleeping with the device. Please wear at least a t-shirt or pajama top and bottom to sleep with the device.

STEP 4: GO TO SLEEP

 

Sleep in a position that is most comfortable for you. If you are able to sleep supine (on your back), you may be encouraged to do so as sleep apnea and snoring tend to be more prominent when sleeping on your back. However, follow your physician or healthcare provider's directions (if any) regarding sleep position.

If you awaken at any point during the night to change sleep position or use the restroom, we recommend you reconfirm correct sensor placement with (3) green lights and troubleshoot as needed.

Please remove the ResMed ApneaLink Air from your person before smoking, eating, drinking, or bathing. 

Unless otherwise instructed please use the ResMed ApneaLink for 2 nights replacing the batteries each night.

Here are some Commonly Asked Questions about the Home Sleep Study.

Do not worry if the test complete light is red after your study. As long as everything was still connected there should be no issue.

STEP 5: PACK AND RETURN TEST KIT TO WELLFIRST SLEEP DIAGNOSTICS

 

After the test is over, pack the device and tape into the box for shipping (excluding the disposable nasal cannula and batteries) and return to Wellfirst Sleep Diagnostics using the provided smaller pre-labled return box. There is a $250.00 daily charge for devices not returned fully and operable or late. The replacement cost is $3,000.00 for broken, inoperable, damaged devices or those that are not returned in usable condition to Wellfirst Sleep Diagnostics. Please ensure you pack the test with care.

WHAT MY KIT CONTAINS:

  • (1) ResMed ApneaLink Air Device

  • (2) Pairs of AAA batteries (one pair for each night of the study)

  • (1) Unopened, disposable nasal cannula (please dispose of after testing is complete)

 

INFORMATION ABOUT MY KIT:

  • The device has been calibrated and confirmed operable as of your setup appointment.

  • The device surface has been cleaned with a germicidal disinfectant and gentle soap.

  • ResMed ApneaLink Air manufacturer's instructions (click link here for online copy)

RESULTS

 

Members of the clinical staff will score and interpret the information collected through home sleep apnea testing. This may take several days. The board certified sleep physician will review the results. If the results are unclear, the physician may recommend an in-lab sleep study.

You may need an additional in-lab sleep study if:

  • Your home sleep apnea test did not record enough data for a physician to make a diagnosis

  • Your home sleep apnea test results indicate that you do not have obstructive sleep apnea and the physician suspects another sleep disorder

If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, the clinical staff will discuss treatment options with you and develop a plan.

Home Sleep Testing

It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3

Watch the

Online Video

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Learn how to set-up the home sleep test correctly to ensure accuracy.

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When ready to

go to sleep, connect the device.

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Go to sleep!  Perform the test for 2 nights.

2

Return the device.

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Receive your results in 2-3 business days.

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Questions?   Email or call us at (972) 332-4155.

 

Contact Us

Our locations:

2785 Rockbrook Dr. Suite 201, Lewisville, TX 75067 

7600 Stonebrook Pkwy. Suite 200, Frisco, TX 75034

info@mypeaksleep.com  |  Phone/Text: 972-332-4155

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