The pap-nap is a short, daytime sleep study used to acclimate patients with sleep-disordered breathing to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. CPAP therapy includes the use of a small machine that provides steady air pressure through a hose and mask to keep your airways open while you sleep.
This study can be beneficial if you have stopped using CPAP therapy or are not adjusting well to using CPAP.
The pap-nap takes two to four hours and usually begins around 1 p.m. You should dress in comfortable clothing.
Your technician will be in a separate area while you sleep and will be available if you need any assistance.
If you require a new CPAP mask or any other new CPAP equipment, you will need to contact a medical equipment specialist.
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