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So that your experience with us goes as smoothly as possible, we request the following:

  • Please bathe prior to arriving to the sleep center, with clean, dry hair. Do not use any hair styling products, body lotions or powders, as ALL of these products will prevent the sensors from staying in place.
  • Please remove all hair extensions, hair pieces and braids prior to your arrival. We need to access specific parts of the scalp to apply sensors.
  • Please remove all makeup and remove nail polish from at least 2 fingernails.
  • Bring something comfortable to sleep in. (Pajamas, night gown, shorts, t-shirt, etc…)
  • Refrain from consuming alcohol and/or caffeine products 12 hours prior to your study. If you have any questions concerning medications or non-prescription drugs, please ask your physician before coming to the sleep lab.
  • Please make sure that you eat a normal meal prior to your arrival at the sleep center.
  • Friends and family members who accompany you to the appointment cannot remain in the testing center during the study. If you have special needs please inform us of them when your sleep study is being scheduled. We have ADA accessible rooms. If you do not confirm your needs with us while scheduling your appointment, there is a possibility that when you arrive for your study that you may be asked to reschedule.
  • Refrain from taking naps during the day of your test to help prevent having trouble falling asleep, but do not risk your health and well-being in the process.
  • State law and building policies prohibit smoking in the building.
  • Remember to bring:
    • Insurance cards
    • Medication List
    • Photo I.D.
    • If desired, your pillow(s) and blanket

In lab Polysomnography- This test, once completed, is scored by a licensed technician and interpreted by a board-certified physician. Our team ensures that the data collected is accurate so that a reliable diagnosis is made. Once the report is completed, a copy will be sent to the ordering physician to review. If the ordering physician indicated that they would like Delaware Sleep’s Clinicians to manage your care, an appointment will be set up for us to review the test results with you. This test is one of the more detailed sleeping tests you can receive. Our experienced clinicians will help you understand the meaning of your results and discuss potential options you have to help you breathe and sleep better.

In lab Pap titration – This test, once completed, is scored by a licensed technician and interpreted by a board-certified physician. Our team ensures that the data collected is accurate so that a reliable diagnosis is made. Once the report is completed, a copy will be sent to the ordering physician to review. If the ordering physician indicated that they would like Delaware Sleep’s Clinicians to manage your care, an appointment will be set up for us to review the tests results with you. Our clinicians will spend the time with you to assess your tolerance to CPAP therapy and the data. Our experienced clinicians will begin working on a treatment plan with you based on your feelings to therapy, the data, and affordability to the treatment selected.

Home Sleep Apnea Test- This test, once completed, is scored by a licensed technician and interpreted by a board-certified physician. Our team ensures that the data collected is accurate so that a reliable diagnosis is made. Once the report is completed, a copy will be sent to ordering physician to review. If the ordering physician indicated that they would like Delaware Sleep’s Clinicians to manage your care, an appointment will be set up for us to review the test results with you. Our experienced clinicians will review your experience with the device at home, as well as review the results with you. Based upon experience and results a treatment will be initiated jointly.

PAP Set-up- If the clinician recommends you for this appointment, our sleep clinical team will work with you to ensure you understand the process, which includes insurance guidelines and functions of your pap devices. Our team will also spend time with you reviewing any tests results and answering any questions you may still have. Our clinic has many options and variable style pap masks for you try to ensure that you choose one best suited for you. Upon completion of the setup a follow up appointment will be made to continue patient care.

Sleep Clinic visit- Our clinic team will work with you to fully assess your sleep condition and work with you on a variety of treatment options. Upon completion, we will coordinate the necessary tests, treatment and follow-up appointments to assess your progress.

Home Sleep Apnea Machine

  • If the lights are flashing yellow on the device, please adjust all sensors and continue with test as normal. Please document on sleep diary.
  • If the lights have gone out, please check if red light is on in the finger probe. If light is on, continue test, device is working correctly. If red light is not on, please change batteries and continue with test
  • If the device does not turn on please check and replace batteries if necessary. If device does not turn on, unit has malfunctioned. Please call back during normal business hours for further instructions
  • Video Tutorials

Pap Machine

Mask Issues

    • If you have a mask leak, please ensure headgear is not too loose or too tight. Headgear should be snug only. A chin strap can be used to help keep mouth closed. You can also purchase a liner such as a RemZZZ or Snugz. There are also sealants such as SomniFix and Beard sealants.
    • If you have soreness on the bridge of your nose, please ensure headgear is not too tight. Headgear should be snug only. You can also purchase a cushion such as a Gecko or a liner such as a RemZZZ or Snugz.
    • If you are having skin irritation or marks left on face, ensure mask/cushion are being washed using a mild detergent such as baby shampoo. For a deeper clean, soak the cushion in a solution of 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts distilled water for 30 minutes. You can also purchase a liner such as a RemZZZ or Snugz or padded wraps such as Pad a Cheeks.

Proper Mask Fitting

Travel Units

Disclaimer: When purchasing Cleaning equipment, such as the So Clean or Zoey, which attach directly to the device and run through the device, know that the two year manufacturer’s warranty for the PAP equipment will no longer be honored by the manufacturer.

DME Providers

  • Dynamic HealthCare 1-717-657-2100
  • Premier 1-610-558-6222
  • First Choice 1-844-241-7153
  • Rotech 1-215-442-1032
  • American Home Patient 1-877-221-8763
  • Apria 1-866-505-6365