Sleep Apnea Monitor (SAM)

Testing Instructions

Sleep Apnea Monitor (SAM)

Testing Instructions

Everything you need to complete the sleep study is included in your test kit. It contains the following items:

Sleep Apnea Monitor (SAM) + Belt

Airflow Sensor + Nasal Cannula

Oximetry Watch Monitor + Ring Sensor

Step 1 – Put on the Sleep Apnea Monitor (SAM) + Chest Belt

Fasten the belt around your upper chest, placing the Sleep Apnea Monitor in front. Adjust the size so that it’s snug, but comfortable.

Step 2 – Put on the Airflow Sensor + Nasal Cannula

Each nasal cannula is single-patient use and can be fit to your measurement.

Place the cannula underneath your nose with the shorter pair of prongs resting under your nostrils and the longer pair of prongs pointing down towards your mouth. The elastic headband fits around your head over the ears. You can pull on the ends of the band to adjust the cannula for a comfortable fit.

Step 3 – Put on the Oximetry Watch + Ring Sensor

The Oximetry Watch Monitor is worn around the wrist, like a watch. Strap the watch to your non-dominant hand. The fit should feel secure, and not too loose or too tight. 

Place the ring sensor on your thumb. If the thumb is too tight, you may use a different finger. The ring should be placed at the base of your thumb or finger, where you would normally wear a ring.

See additional tips to improve the fit and ensure a good result.

Step 4 – Turn on the SAM Recorder

Press the power/record ⏻ button to turn on the SAM and start the recording. The light above the battery symbol will illuminate.

Step 5 – Turn on the Oximetry Watch Monitor

Turn on the Oximetry Watch Monitor. Press the power button on the side of the watch to turn it on.

When powered on, the Oximetry Watch Monitor will automatically pair with the SAM and start recording. During the recording, the “REC” light on the SAM will illuminate every 5 seconds, while the other lights will remain off.

The recording will stop on its own after 6 hours of data collection.

When testing for multiple nights, simply repeat these steps. If you are testing under different conditions that may affect your sleep, please be sure to document them.