Scheduling Call

  • When your dentist prescribes a Home Sleep Test, DON”T WAIT! You should have already received a call or will soon from SleepArchitects to schedule the delivery of the Home Sleep Test Device.  Expect a call within 48 hours of your dentist visit.  Watch for the toll-free or an unfamiliar number which could be from SleepArchitects.
  • If you miss the call from SleepArchitects, please call: (949) 347-5070 (this is a 24-hour live response line) to schedule the delivery of the home sleep test device.
  • Find at least 2 consecutive nights in your schedule when you can conduct the home sleep test. These should be nights when you will be home with a normal routine.
  • Make sure to discuss with the SleepArchitects representative if you have claustrophobia, wear a CPAP or have trouble breathing through your nose. These conditions determine which type of Home Sleep Test Device you need.

Receiving the Home Sleep Test Device

Forms:
Please complete the Sleep Questionnaire and Medical History Form that comes with the device and return them in the box with the device when you are finished.

Email Confirmation:
After speaking to SleepArchitects, you will be receiving an email reminder that contains a confirmation of your Shipping Return Deadline, a Financial Policy, and another copy of the Medical History Form and Sleep Questionnaire in case you need it. Please review this email.


Home Sleep Test

Instructional Video

Watch this video on how to use the Home Sleep Test Device.

NOTE:
If you received a different device from us, instructions are included within the box that was shipped to you.
If you did not receive the instructions or need additional assistance, please contact us at
949-347-5070.

USER GUIDE FOR
APNEALINK AIR™
HOME SLEEP TEST DEVICE

DON’T FORGET!

COMPLETE FORMS
As you are taking your test, complete the forms and return with the device.

Some Tips For You

Tip #1

Make sure you take the time to watch the video above before starting your test.

Tip #2

Do not be afraid of the testing device. While these devices may appear cumbersome, think of them as if you are wearing a simple band around your chest. Note this device is more comfortable than having to sleep at an overnight lab where you would be wearing over 20 probes on your body to monitor your sleep.

Tip #3

Ensure the belt is secure and snug – but not tight or this will reduce signal quality and comfort – around your chest by adjusting the velcro tab (you can detach it and adjust accordingly). For women, the belt should be worn above the breast.

Tip #4

Ensure the nasal cannula is adjusted to fit comfortably and tight enough so it does not fall during your sleep time. It is advisable that you tape each side next to your cheeks to secure the cannula. This is strongly recommended if you generally move around a lot during sleep. If the nasal cannula falls off, the unit will wake you up by informing you to replace the nasal cannula.

Tip #5

If you wake up during the night to use the restroom, do not remove the device. ApneaLink Air records respiratory nasal airflow, snoring, blood oxygen saturation, pulse, and respiratory efforts during sleep. There is no need to stop and restart the device so that it knows when you fall back asleep.

You can remove the oximeter finger sensor if you need to wash your hands.  Place the oximeter finger sensor on again before going back to sleep.

Tip #6

On your sleep study nights, do not change your normal habits (sip wine or take medications before you sleep). We want to record you in your most natural setting and behavioral pattern.

 

Tip #7

Should you have any challenges while wearing our device, contact the SleepArchitects Patient Support Line: (949) 347-5070.

Frequently Asked Questions

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