a

Home Sleep Test

today we are going to demonstrate for

you how to set up a home sleep device to

do testing at home this is the equipment

that you have received or you're going

to receive tonight to do the home sleep

test before you put this equipment on

you want to make sure to have a t-shirt

pajamas whatever you wear to bed and

then this equipment will go on top of it

so the first thing that we're going to

apply is a belt that's going to go

around his abdomen and he's going to

hold this right now and I'm gonna come

around him and then I'm gonna grab the

other end and bring this around it it

may be helpful if you have somebody else

at home they can help you attach this

and then that's going to lock in with

the belt you want to make this belt snug

enough that it stays in place so that it

doesn't slide around also it's measuring

your breathing so it's important to have

this right here and snug enough so that

it can register your breathing when

you're sleeping tonight the next belt

we're going to put on is going to go on

the chest and so I'm going to have him

hold this right here and then I'm going

to come around him and grab the other

end and bring it around this belt you

also want to put on fairly snug so that

it stays in place during the evening

when you're sleeping at night and then

you want it to be right in the middle

because this piece in the center is

going to register how you're sleeping

whether you're sleeping on your back on

your abdomen or even on your chest so

this piece we're going to plug into the

device if you look at the electrode

closely you're going to see one side is

round and one side is square so in the

device it's there's only one specific

way to plug this in this is going to go

into here and then you want to push it

in snugly so that it's it has a good

connection

if you can't see color the other thing

you wouldn't look at is the number two

so if this will be the number two belt

and this will be the number two on the

device the next one we're going to

attach is the blue one or the number

three and there's a number three here so

it's going to attach and a number three

here just like that

and just push it in tightly the next one

we're going to attach is the purple one

or the number five and so this one is

going to go to the top and this is

called the snore sensor and so this will

attach on the top like this you want to

make sure it's pushed in snugly and then

if you look at this closely you're going

to see one side is blue and that side is

going to go up against the neck so

you're going to take a piece of tape and

you're going to attach that piece of

tape to the snore sensor just like that

it'll make it easy to hook together

you're going to take it and put it right

up against the area right around where

your pulse is on your neck and then make

sure to push that down firmly with the

tape and then you're going to take

another piece of tape and then you're

going to cross that to keep it on so

that if you move around tonight it's not

going to come off and that just hooks

something like that make sure to push it

down so that it'll be firmly secured so

the next thing that we're going to

attach is the cannula that's going to go

into your nose and then there is a

sensor that's going to hang down in

front of your mouth the cannula is going

to go into your nose and then you're

going to put this around your ears just

like that the next thing that you're

going to do is you're going to take a

piece of tape and you're going to put

this on your cheeks making sure that the

cannula and the sensor is secured

because as you move around tonight we

don't want that piece to come out

because this is the most important piece

and it's going to show us how your

breathing is and so you want to put it

on both sides firmly so that it stays in

place so now you're going to take the

end of the cannula and you're going to

put it in this clear spot down here it

would be number four and that's going to

go into there and then you what you want

to do is twist it on snugly going toward

the left and then you're going to pull

it to make sure it's firmly

attached and then you're going to take

the sensor that's going in front of your

mouth and it's gray or the number one

and that's going to go in here and

you're going to push it in firmly as

well the next one is the oximeter and

you want to take it and pull it all the

way out and then you're going to put it

on your finger any finger you want to

make sure that the cable is on the top

and then we're going to tape the cable

to your hand or your wrist you're gonna

take that piece of tape and put it on

securely if you don't feel like one

piece is enough thing put another piece

on so that it'll stay on during the

night when you're moving now once you've

got this all attached and the electrodes

connected then you want to turn the

device on so if you look underneath here

there's a green button or on the on the

cover on the case you'll see a hand

pointing up that button what you're

going to do is press it firmly for about

20 seconds and when you do that all

these arrows are going to light up and a

green light will flash there now if it's

been pre-programmed previously you're

going to see a green light already

flashing there when you're attaching the

electrodes as you're setting it up but

this device is manual so when we turn it

on it's going to turn on the device and

then all these electrodes should light

up and if they're all connected

appropriately they will turn off so now

we're going to turn on the device and

check the electrodes so we're going to

hold this button down firmly and then

all the electrodes should light up and

then they should turn off which they did

but if you saw one that was flashing

that means something's not connected

correctly so if you saw one flashing you

would check the electrode reattach it

hold the button down again and check to

see if it turns on and turns off if it

turns off then it is connected correctly

and you're ready to go to bed once you

have all the equipment on and you've

done your the testing of the electrodes

then you're going to go to sleep with

the equipment on if you get up during

the night do not remove the equipment

keep it on throughout the

your goal is to sleep with it six or

more hours that night so that we get

good information from the test when you

are finished remove all the equipment

and put it back inside the kit okay so

the next thing you're going to do after

you've removed all your equipment is

you're going to do a questionnaire so

you want to fill out all the information

on the questionnaire return the kit to

the clinic designated that you were to

return it to and do that before ten

o'clock in the morning give it to one of

the receptionist they will check it in

for you they'll give you a receipt and

then they'll send it to the downtown

clinic to be evaluated