iNap Patient Education Resources

Discover tools that help educate patients on sleep therapy option.

Who is a likely candidate?

iNAP is not for every patient. Most adults are candidates, and the exclusion criteria are minimal except for a small number of patients who do not have front teeth or are unable to breathe through their noses during sleep. Those who demonstrate high motivation for this alternative therapy are the most successful with long-term use.

How do I refer patients for iNAP treatment?

Prescribing iNAP is easy. Once we receive a prescription, we notify the patient to sign disclosure forms and submit payment securely on our website. Once they've registered, we will contact the patient, answer any questions, arrange shipment, and coordinate a telehealth onboarding session with them. We suggest that your staff provide a copy of the prescription to the patient for their records. Please use the prescription template below or your usual Rx form.

Is iNAP effective?

With over 25 clinical studies, iNAP significantly improved the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), a common measurement of sleep apnea severity across people with all OSA severity levels- mild, moderate, and severe obstructive sleep apnea. Participants were highly compliant, using iNAP for a median of six hours per night. Both participants and bed partners reported high satisfaction and preference for iNAP over other therapy options.


Before using iNAP

1. What is iNAP?
iNAP is a new nonsurgical device for use at home for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in adults. The system uses a soft, flexible mouthpiece, thin tubing, and a quiet battery-powered console to deliver a light, oral vacuum to comfortably open your airway while you breathe normally through your nose during sleep.
2. Is iNAP right for me?
You may be a candidate for iNAP if you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. Speak with a sleep physician to learn if the treatment is appropriate for you. In clinical studies, iNAP was proven effective in patients with mild, moderate, and severe obstructive sleep apnea (AHI between 5 and 55). iNAP doesn’t work for everyone, so we recommend discussing iNAP as a therapy option with your physician.We offer two options1) Purchase. Includes a 90-day trial, allowing you to return the product if iNAP is not suitable, and receive a refund, less a $250 shipping/restocking fee, and2) Membership. You may return the device anytime and stop paying the monthly membership fee after the 3rd month.NOTE: To successfully use iNAP, you must be able to breathe through your nose while sleeping.
3. Do I need a prescription?
Yes, iNAP is available by prescription only. We can help connect you with a board-certified sleep physician who is familiar with iNAP, and you can schedule a telehealth appointment with them from our website. The doctor you choose will have a video consultation with you to determine if you are a candidate. If so, we will receive a prescription from them and contact you to begin shipping iNAP to you.
4. Do I have to speak with a Sleep Physician who is contracted with Somnics??
Yes, iNAP is available by prescription only. We can help connect you with a board-certified sleep physician who is familiar with iNAP, and you can schedule a telehealth appointment with them from our website. The doctor you choose will have a video consultation with you to determine if you are a candidate. If so, we will receive a prescription from them and contact you to begin shipping iNAP to you.
5. What's the difference between iNAP and CPAP?
CPAP uses positive pressure that blows air out of the device into a tube that connects to a mask that seals over the nose or over both the nose and mouth. This positive pressure creates a pneumatic splint to keep the airway open during sleep. Frequent patient complaints include unable to tolerate the mask, unable to tolerate the pressure, too complicated to operate, difficult to clean, and noise and air leakage can bother the bed partner.​Unlike CPAP machines, iNAP technology uses negative pressure to move and stabilize the tongue and soft tissues, removing blockage from the airway. The user wears a simple and comfortable oral interface. The console, which is the size of a smartphone is discreet and comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, making it perfect for travel. iNAP is quiet, easy to use, maintain and keep clean, and discreet with no concerns that could bother the bed partner
6. Is iNAP covered by insurance?
Not yet. We will soon work with private and federal insurance companies to establish coverage for the product. Currently, patients pay out-of-pocket for this therapy. The good news is that iNAP is eligible for coverage under HSA/FSA employer plans.
7. Can iNAP replace the CPAP that I currently use or tried using?
iNAP is designed as an alternative to CPAP with the goal of enhancing the patient’s sleep experience. We anticipate high (80%) or higher compliance rates by providing a comfortable and patient-focused treatment experience. Compact, easy to clean, and highly portable, iNAP is an OSA treatment option for those who cannot tolerate the CPAP or APAP.
8. How long does the battery last?
It depends on the user’s session habits and seal % time. On average, the iNAP One Sleep Therapy System’s recharged battery can last up to 6 days when used 7-8 hours per night.
9. How often should I change the disposables?
Oral Interface and Tubing set: Replace every 3 monthsDry pad: Replace dailySaliva container: Replace every 6 months
10. I have a deviated septum and one side of my nose is blocked. Can I use iNAP?
If you can breathe through your nose with your closed mouth, you might benefit from iNAP. Some mouth breathers may take longer to adjust to nasal breathing. If you have congestion from colds or allergies, using a nasal spray to relieve nasal congestion could help the blockage
11. I have missing teeth. Can I use iNAP?
Yes, The oral interface provides a lip shield to help you maintain oral pressure when using iNAP. You need to have front teeth in order to keep the oral interface in place
12. What are payments options?
iNAP and all accompanying supplies are available by prescription, either through a direct purchase or through our membership program. The iNAP Club enables more patients to try the device on their terms. If they are not feeling the benefits of the therapy, they may return it to us with no strings attached.
13. Are there any published clinical studies?
Numerous iNAP efficacy studies have been published in peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts around the world and in the US. Clinical study references are available online at

When using iNAP

1. How do I achieve Negative Air Pressure?
When your oral interface is in the right position and the console is turned on, it takes about 10-15 seconds to reach negative pressure in your oral cavity. This sensation pulls the tongue toward the upper palate and the soft palate forward. Here are some tips you can use to reach effective negative pressure. With the oral interface in place:​​As if using a straw, draw in the stamen, the part of the interface that extends farthest in your mouth to initiate the vacuum.Bring your tongue to the upper palate and forwarded position, behind your top front teeth.
2. How to improve the seal?
​Check if there are any poor connections between the tubing, the console, or container for leakageMouth-breathing may be caused by nasal congestion. Use a decongestant as needed.You may need a different oral interface size in order to provide a tighter seal. Speak to your doctor.Use a chin strap to prevent your mouth from falling open.
3. How to prevent the oral interface from falling out?
Bring the tubing to either side of your shoulders and measure the maximum length that you turn during sleep, bringing the console closer to you​Affix the tubing with a clip to the bedding or pajamas to eliminate drag that could cause the oral interface to shift in the mouth.Use a chin strap at the beginning of iNAP treatment if neededYou may need a different oral interface size. Speak to your doctor.
4. I have difficulty sleeping with a foreign object in my mouth. What can I do?
Like anything new to your nighttime routine, it’s recommended that you acclimate while using iNAP before bedtime. Practice breathing through your nose with the device for an hour before sleep or while watching television, reading, or performing other activities. This can help you become more familiar and comfortable with a new treatment.​If you still have difficulty acclimating, speak to your doctor about alternative solutions.
5. How do I clean the iNAP and accessories?
After every use, rinse and gently rub the oral interface with cold water until there’s no slippery feeling.Let cold water flow through the tubing set until you don’t see any saliva bubbles, but only clear water.We recommend using a dental appliance cleaning tablet, like Retainer Brite® to clean the oral interface weekly.
6. I am not noticing any improvement in my sleep quality or snoring. What can I do?
Speak to your doctor. It may take longer to acclimate to the oral interface or negative pressure.​Some patients need stronger negative pressure to stabilize the soft tissue. Check with your doctor and also know that poor sleep quality may have multiple causes not due to the collapse of the airway.
7. How do I know how well the treatment is working?
You are encouraged to download on your mobile phone our iNAP Lab+ App and pair it with your iNAP One ® device. The mobile app, iNAP Lab+ collects your information from the iNAP console to help you evaluate your usage and treatment data after using iNAP. The iNAP console provides the treatment hour and sealing time.Using wearable devices (like FitBit) provides oxygen desaturation, heart rate, and sleep stages and can be worn while using iNAP to provide you with more information about your sleep.
8. The mobile phone app doesn't pair with the iNAP device.
Here are a few steps you can try to solve the problem:​Make sure you have the latest version of the App (it changes from time to time, just set your phone that it always gets the latest version automatically).Turn off and then on again your phone. Make sure bluetooth is on.Reset iNAP by first turning it off. Push the button for about 15 sec as iNAP goes into a full on and off cycle. Release button when the lights are off.Make sure that the iNAP device is “on” with the blue light flashing when trying to pair with your phoneon the iNAP Lab+ app, when adding the device first try “Scan QR code” and point your phone camera to the QR code on the bottom part of iNAP (the console). If it doesn’t pair, try by clicking on “Search for Device”.You can find more information here
9. What are the components of iNAP One?
The iNAP One is comprised of the console, saliva container, oral interface, tubing, and drypads.