CPAP titration test sleep apnea is the titration study to determine the best pressure for you once your sleep apnea have been diagnosed.
Just like every person has their own body size and shape, and different severity of OSA, the pressures needed to keep the airway open vary from person to person. As we may have know that the CPAP pressure is very important for CPAP therpay. To set your CPAP pressure value more accurately, the CPAP titration test sleep apnea is needed.
The CPAP titration test sleep apnea often conducted in the laboratory or sleep disorder clinic. Before the CPAP titration test, the technicians will apply a number of electrodes on the patient’s body to record various activities like brain waves and breathing through the mouth and nose. Then elastic belts are placed around the patient’s chest and abdomen in order to measure his or her breathing.
During the CPAP titration test, the technician will set the air pressure on the CPAP at a certain level and then watch the resulting measurements. If that pressure does not reduce the number of apnea and hypopnea events, or eliminate the snoring, the technician will adjust the air pressure and continue observation. This process continues throughout the night until the optimum pressure is reached.
Once the optimum CPAP pressure is titrated, the value will not be change unless you have some problems during CPAP treatment with this CPAP pressure. However, considering that sleep conditions during the titration sleep study may significantly differ from those encountered at home and do not take into account the night-to night variability in the Peff level, an ideal CPAP titration procedure should be based on a CPAP titration test conducted at home during severalnights.
To solve this problem, auto cpap came into being, which adjust the CPAP pressure automaticly according to the sleep apnea patients’ actual situation. The studies results show that the auto-CPAP therapy represents a new useful and accurate way to identify conventional CPAP setting outside hospital and sleep laboratories, and that CPAP titration procedures should be realized in patients in whom this strategy had failed.