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Sleepbit System Help Frequently Asked Questions
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DOs

  • Immediately open your SleepBit package upon receipt
  • Inventory package contents:
    • One SleepBit recording device
    • Two cannulas
    • One plastic strap with alligator clip
    • One set of General Information and User Instructions,
    • One set of Tips for Safety and Obtaining Best Results
    • One set of What You Should Do and What You Should Not Do
  • Review the documents referenced in #2 above
  • Follow the onscreen instructions on the SleepBit app
  • Firmly attach the cannula to the SleepBit Recorder extension port
  • Turn off the SleepBit Recorder after your data has successfully downloaded
  • Observe correct polarity when changing SleepBits two AAA batteries
  • Visit our website at www.sleepbitsystems.com or www.getsleepbit.com for other resources and industry information
  • Use our social media platforms to post your observations and experience
  • Email customer service if you have any questions: info.getsleepbit@gmail.com
  • Understand that you must accurately complete and submit your answers to the “Demographics and Essentials” questions in order to obtain a good risk analysis
  • Print out your SleepBit Health and Lifestyle Survey answers
  • Understand that you must obtain at least five hours and up to twenty four hours of good quality airflow data for SleepBit to provide a risk analysis
  • Consult a local sleep specialist about your symptoms, survey answers, and risk analysis results
Tips

DON’Ts

  • Attempt to open the SleepBit Recorder case as you will destroy the device
  • Expose the SleepBit Recorder or Cannula to extreme heat or wet conditions
  • Attempt to use a non-SleepBit approved cannula – the SleepBit cannula is a proprietary design specifically manufactured for use with the SleepBit recorder
  • Use the SleepBit cannula for any purpose other than airflow data capture with a SleepBit recording device
  • Place SleepBit Recorder near high voltage or magnetic equipment
  • Allow second person to use your SleepBit without registering a new account by contacting Customer Service at info.getsleepbit@gmail.com
  • Expect an accurate single risk analysis from capturing and uploading intermingled airflow data from two different people on two different nights
  • Attempt to upload airflow data and obtain a risk analysis report without first completing and submitting the “demographic and essentials” questions
  • Assume that obtaining your SleepBit risk analysis is the final step in the process of evaluation of your sleep symptoms. SleepBit is not a diagnostic medical device

TIPS FOR SAFETY & OBTAINING BEST RESULTS

  1. Don’t share used cannulas with others.
  2. Wrap cotton pad around cannula if irritating to ears.
  3. Make sure the cannula is not twisted, kinked, or obstructed.
  4. Do not use SleepBit when you are experiencing an abnormally stuffy nose or respiratory infection.
  5. Use a Q-tip with Vaseline or antibiotic ointment on it to coat the edges of the nostrils if the cannula is irritating.
  6. Make sure the cannula nasal prongs are up in the nostril, not outside of it lying on upper lip or facing downwards towards the mouth. However, avoid the tips of the cannula being obstructed by touching the inside of the nose.
  7. Avoid over tightening the cannula, you should be able to move your head fully the left right, up and down.
  8. Be sure the power on indicator light is lit when using SleepBit to record airflow data or attempting to calibrate the device, Bluetooth link, or upload airflow data.
  9. Obtain airflow data while sleeping on sides, stomach, and most importantly while sleeping on your back.
  10. The best assessment of airflow is likely to be obtained in the 3 hours of sleep prior to getting of bed in the morning.
  11. It is best to perform the test while sleeping on just 1 or 2 flat pillows, not sitting propped up by pillows or while sitting in a recliner.
  12. Answer all the questions in the complete SleepBit Health and Lifestyle Survey accurately and honestly with input from those who observe your sleep and daytime functioning and extended family members.
  13. If you have symptoms and the results from your risk assessment indicate “none, minimal, or mild” risk after a single analysis, try collecting airflow data from an additional night to better quantify your risk.
  14. Make sure you have sought out the input of others in answering your questionnaire.
  15. Use of alcohol, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and narcotics prior to bedtime or sleeping at altitude or sea level may change your risk analysis results substantially.
  16. A minimum of 5 hours of total recording time with good airflow signal must be obtained before SleepBit will indicate that you are ready to upload the data for analysis. Obtaining more than 5 hours of recorded airflow before uploading SleepBit for analysis will increase the accuracy of your results by increasing the chances of obtaining the best possible sample of airflow in all positions and sleep stages.
  17. Keep the bedroom temperature during testing between 68 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit.