Can anyone use ApneaStrip™?
ApneaStrip™ is for use by adults, 18 years and older.
Do I need a prescription for ApneaStrip™?
Yes. ApneaStrip™ is available by prescription only. Speak to your healthcare provider about screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with ApneaStrip™.
Where do I buy ApneaStrip™?
The device is currently available by prescription only at all Walgreens pharmacies nationwide.
Can I use ApneaStrip™ more than once?
ApneaStrip™ is a single-use screening device for obstructive sleep apnea. If you receive a conclusive test result (flashing red or green), you cannot use the device again. If you receive an inconclusive test result (alternating red and green), you may reset the device and test a second time. For instructions on what to do with an inconclusive result, please click here
I used ApneaStrip™ and I don’t see a result. What does that mean?
If you used ApneaStrip™ and did not see a result, it is likely because the device was not activated before you went to bed for the night. Check the instructions and be sure to activate the device, and put it in place within five minutes of activation. Click here
for instructions on re-activation.
If I use ApneaStrip™ will I have to have a sleep test?
ApneaStrip™ is a screening device and cannot provide you with a diagnosis. ApneaStrip™ determines your level of risk for obstructive sleep apnea and your healthcare provider will determine what steps, if any, are needed for further diagnosis.
Does a red flashing light mean I need a CPAP machine?
A red flashing light indicates that your test results show that you have a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea. You should follow up with your healthcare provider to determine next steps.
What kind of doctor do I need to see to get ApneaStrip™?
Speak to your primary care doctor or dentist about ApneaStrip™.
I had a stuffy nose when I used ApneaStrip™. Does that make a difference?
For best results, you should be able to breathe easily and clearly when screening with ApneaStrip™. If you believe your results may have been affected by a stuffy nose, you should consider screening again.
Should I tell my doctor if the light is green?
Yes! You should report any result from screening with ApneaStrip™ to your doctor to determine what next steps, if any, are needed.
The light is flashing red and green. What does that mean?
A red and green flashing result light indicates that the screening was inconclusive and you should reset the ApneaStrip™ and test again on another night. For instructions to reset your ApneaStrip™ and test again click here.
How do I get my result?
After sleeping with the ApneaStrip™ in place for at least three hours, double click the activation button to see your result. To review the instructions for getting your result, click here.
Can anyone be at risk for sleep apnea?
Yes. Anyone can be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea. You can find a list of signs and symptoms here.