Unfortunately we are not medically or clinically certified and therefore cannot advise you in this matter. We recommend you consult you PCP or the physician who ordered the study.
We recommend you do not try to sleep with the device if you have any kind of temporary respiratory illness, however you CAN still do the sleep study. MTP ONLY- If your doctor has prescribed medication for a duration longer than 2 weeks, we ask that you please send your device back and we will reschedule your study once you have finished your treatment.
Unfortunately not. Our device has a nasal cannula resting in your nose and your CPAP mask will interfere with it.
Yes, you can position both cannulas in your nostrils at the same time.
MTP Only- No, you are not being charged extra to have the device in your possession longer. However failure to return the device to our office could result in a replacement fee of $695, which you are financially responsible for while you have the device.
No they do not, though we are trying to ensure we quickly retrieve the device and upload the study. There are also other patients waiting to participate, so keeping the nights as close together is recommended.
The device monitors your breathing during sleep, and if it is not detecting a minimal pressure it will sound off an alert to tighten the cannula. If you would be willing to attempt the study, we can still send you the device to see if a study can be obtained.
It is possible you may have difficulties, but if you are willing to try we can still send you the device just to be sure.
You may feel a bit strange at first, but most people do not find it uncomfortable or an obstacle to falling asleep.