Our board-certified sleep specialists can identify your sleep disorder and show you how to treat it. The Sleep Disorders Center at Olathe Medical Center is fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
The AASM now recognizes more than 80 disorders of sleeping and waking that can harm a person’s health and quality of life and endanger public safety by contributing to traffic and industrial accidents. These disorders include problems such as falling asleep or staying awake, nightmares and many others. Some disorders may even be potentially fatal.
Do you have two or more of the symptoms below? If so, you might be a candidate for a Sleep Study.
Loud snoring that bothers others
Gasping, choking sounds during sleep
Legs jerking or flailing during sleep
Frequent awakenings for unknown reasons
More than 20 pounds over your ideal weight
Frequent morning headaches
Daytime sleepiness, including unintentionally falling asleep
Sleepiness while driving or as a passenger in a car
A PAP Nap, or Abbreviated Cardio-Respiratory Sleep Study, is a daytime sleep study for patients who are hesitant to try CPAP therapy for their sleep apnea or who are currently having difficulty tolerating their home CPAP treatment due to pressure, mask discomfort, claustrophobia or anxiety.
Patients receive one-on-one coaching and re-education on CPAP use during the PAP Nap. They work with a sleep technician to try on several masks, insure a proper fit and make a personal selection. Once the mask is selected, the patient takes a short nap or rest while positive pressure is introduced. Sleeping isn’t required, and patients are given a two-hour period to relax and acclimate to the therapy. A sleep technician teaches the patient relaxation techniques, such as mental imagery, breathing control exercises and other techniques to distract the patient from anxious or uncomfortable feelings with the mask or pressure.
Patients who are hesitant to try CPAP therapy for their sleep apnea or are currently having difficulty tolerating their home CPAP treatment, and patients who are hesitant to schedule an in-lab sleep study.
Call the Olathe Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center at 913-791-4282.