Patient Info

PatientInfo

AASM Accredited Facility Member H 75

Positive Airway Pressure (includes CPAP, BiPAP, Adaptive Servo Ventilation/ASV)

About the Test

Your physician has ordered a Titration Study. A titration study is performed after a baseline sleep study (PSG) or home sleep apnea study when a diagnosis of sleep apnea has been established. The purpose of the study is to determine how to optimally treat your sleep apnea by using air pressure generated by a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure, BiPAP (bilevel positive airway pressure), or ASV (adaptive servo ventilation device) (noninvasive ventilation) and choosing the appropriate pressure and mask to eliminate abnormal breathing events.

What to Expect

Once you arrive at the sleep center, a technician will be there to greet you and escort you to your room. You may change into your sleep attire and get comfortable. When you are ready, and with your consent, the technician will enter your room to apply sensors and electrodes necessary for the test. This process may take up to 30 minutes. Sensors will be applied to your legs, face and scalp and flexible belts will be placed around your chest and abdomen in to get an accurate assessment of your respiratory effort. Our rooms are completely private, sound proof, and contain a full bathroom for your convenience. You will be monitored and videotaped while in your room. Unless otherwise instructed, the study will conclude by 6:00 AM.

During the Test

After machine calibrations are done, the technologist will ask you to prepare to sleep. The technologist will adjust the treatment pressure from their computer in the control room during the study, while you sleep. Feel free to call your technologist at any time if you are having difficulties during your titration so that a technologist can assist you.

After the Test

At the conclusion of the recording, the technician will remove the sensors/electrodes and you may shower and get dressed. There will be a short questionnaire and survey for you to fill out before you leave. Per sleep center protocol, the technologist is not be permitted to discuss the findings of the study with you; the results will be available after the study has been interpreted by one of our board certified sleep specialists.

Important
Please inform our staff of any special needs and we will do our best to accommodate you.