Testing with a PAP device

Your medical provider may ask you to test with or without your treatment device, or, commonly, to test under both conditions (1-2 nights with and 1-2 nights without). Typically, you should test with your PAP device to determine if it is effective. You should test without the device to measure your baseline level of apnea, establish your estimated optimal airway pressure setting, and/or to determine whether you are a candidate for other treatments. If you are unsure of what to do, confirm with your provider.

When testing with a PAP device, the nasal cannula can be worn underneath most types of PAP masks. If you have a full face PAP mask, you will need to modify the cannula slightly to fit. Please call us or email support@snapdiagnostics.com for additional instruction.