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Pap-Nap Sleep Study Offered for Patients at NARMC

By: Elizabeth Monte
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison is offering a Pap-Nap sleep study for people who suffer with sleep apnea.

The Pap-Nap is a daytime, abbreviated cardio-respiratory sleep study to acclimate patients with sleep disordered breathing to positive airway pressure.

The Pap-Nap procedure takes approximately 2-4 hours and the optimal time is a 1:00 p.m. start time. During this time the patient will have the opportunity to use a variety of masks and be properly instructed how to best maximize their comfort level.

 Only certain sensors are used for the pap study a full hook-up is not used and sleep is not scored nor is the patient titrated. The following monitors are applied; snore monitor, effort belts, EKG, pulse oximetry, also, video monitoring is used.

 A complimentary lunch for the patient.

 Please call NARMC’s Respiratory Therapy Department for more information at 870-414-4396.

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