Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Titration Study
The CPAP Titration Study is used to set the right level of continuous positive airway pressure for a person who will receive CPAP therapy. This therapy is appropriate if you have one of the following sleep-related breathing disorders:
- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
- Central sleep apnea (CSA)
- Hypoventilation and hypoxemia
During the CPAP Titration Study, you are fitted with a nasal mask, which is connected by a tube to a small electric unit. The unit has a fan that pushes air through the tube. The mask allows the air to gently blow into the back of your throat.
Pressure is started at a very low level. It is then increased at various intervals during the night. The goal is to find the right level of air pressure that will prevent the collapse of your upper airway. This eliminates pauses in your breathing as you sleep and helps you find relief from the negative respiratory effects of sleep apnea.