CPAP Titration


When sleep apnea is diagnosed during the overnight sleep study, a Titration test is then performed to determine the optimal Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) setting required to resolve apnea episodes. CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and is the most common form of treatment for sleep disorder breathing. During the Titration test, a constant stream of air is delivered through a mask connected to a small blower at the patient’s bedside. The positive pressure delivered through the mask does not interfere with normal breathing, but acts as a “splint” which prevents the airway from collapsing during sleep. The pressure is adjusted up and down during the Titration test to determine the optimal pressure level (setting) to limit apnea events during sleep. Apnea events can occur within different stages of sleep, depending in what position the patient sleeps- linked to sleep and other lifestyle habits.
 

Sleep Apnea Open Airway

 

Sleep Apnea Open Airway

 

On the night of the Titration Study

You will be provided with an Auto-Adjusted PAP machine (also known as an APAP) and mask for 1 to 3 nights to determine the optimal pressure settings required to keep your airway open during sleep. The Titration test involves a consultation with a sleep and health consultant at our rooms or in hospital to ensure that you are comfortable with the mask and starting pressures.
 

Collection of the Equipment

The sleep and health consultant will schedule a suitable time and location to return the equipment. If you are in hospital, the equipment will be collected. The data will be downloaded and send to a sleep specialist within our network of physicians or to a physician recommended by your referring doctor.
 

Interpreting the Study and Results

Mysleep maintains a prestigious network of sleep clinicians and physicians to review and interpret the test data received. Immediately after the data has been interpreted, the final recommendation report will be e-mailed or faxed to your healthcare practitioner.

Consult with your doctor on the results and treatment options. Please SMS or email us for a copy of the report.

Once you have been diagnosed and begins therapy, aftercare should include routine follow ups. It is common for patients to adjust the pressure during their years of CPAP or BiPAP therapy, and you may be tested routinely to ensure your PAP machine is calibrated correctly.

 

Please contact us for more information on the testing procedure, medical aid authoritarian and pricing.

 

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Disclaimer: This information is for education purposes only and is intended to answer some of the frequently encountered questions about the meaning of ‘Sleep Apnea’. If you have any questions regarding the information contained in this brochure please contact your physician.

 

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