The Sleep Center

Non-invasive Ventilation

Using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine during the night will be a new experience for your child. You can prepare your child to use the CPAP machine through a gradual desensitization process.

We recommend a gradual, step-by-step approach that should start the day the equipment arrives and continue every day. By the day the titration study arrives, you should be well-prepared. If you are having trouble with any particular step, please contact us. We are here to help you with this process.

Densensitization procedure for adolescents

Daytime practice

Before you begin

Start each session with an actiity that is calming and enjoyable for you. This could be watching a movie or reading. then you will find the step on the task list where you begin today. If this is the first day, start where the sleep center has marked the task. If you have already started, begin where you ended yesterday.

Adjusting to the mask with airflow

Wearing the mask with airflow while lying down

Nighttime use

Making PAP part of your bedtime routine

Learn how to clean your equipment

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Step 1

Read the Sleep Laboratory Direct Referral Policy to find out who is eligible to proceed directly to the sleep lab without being seen in the Sleep Clinic first.

Step 2

Download the Polysomnogram Request Form.