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PAP Studies (CPAP, BiPAP, and PAP Naps)

Please note: Sleep Studies Arranged as an Outside Service

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What is CPAP?

CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) is the use of a mild amount of air pressure that is administered to keep your child’s airway open while they sleep. It is typically used for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.

How is CPAP administered?

CPAP is administered using a pressure machine and a mask.

What happens during a CPAP Study?

Your child will be prepared as they would be for a routine sleep study with the exception that the CPAP device will be applied as well. Different air pressures will be administered through the mask and your child will be monitored throughout the study to determine which amount of pressure will be most effective to treat your child’s apnea.

What is BiPAP?

BiPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure) is the use of a mild amount of air pressure that is administered during breathing in and breathing out to keep your child’s airway open while they sleep. It is typically used for treatment of central sleep apnea.

How is BiPAP administered?

BiPAP is administered using a pressure machine and a mask.

What happens during a BiPAP Study?

Your child will be prepared as they would be for a routine sleep study with the exception that the BiPAP device will be applied as well. Different air pressures will be administered through the mask and your child will be monitored throughout the study to determine which amount of pressure will be most effective to treat your child’s apnea.

What is a PAP Nap?

A PAP Nap is a trial of either CPAP or BiPAP performed during a nap to help young children or children who are sensitive to touch get used to the mask and equipment.