CPAP Titration Studies

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the frontline treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP keeps your airway open during the night by gently providing a constant stream of air through a mask you wear while you sleep. This will eliminate the breathing pauses caused by sleep apnea, so you will no longer snore or make choking noises in your sleep. You will be able to sleep through the night without your body waking up from lack of oxygen.

A CPAP titration study is a type of sleep study used to adjust continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. CPAP is a common treatment used to manage sleep-related breathing disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea and hypoventilation and hypoxemia. Once you are diagnosed with one of these disorders, you may need a CPAP study before you can begin treatment.

The CPAP titration study may occur after a physician reviews the results of the the sleep study.

The consultant will decide if and when you need to come in for a CPAP study. This study is used to initiate treatment for sleep apnoea and ensure appropriate usage of CPAP.


Test Duration


1-3 nights

Test Preparation:



Please stick to your normal routines on the day of the test. Continue as usual with your medication. You should bring with you:
  • Comfortable sleep wear
  • Toiletries
  • All current medications
  • Any records or diaries you have been asked to keep
  • A favorite pillow (the clinic provides standard pillows)
  • Something to read or any other quiet activity
  • Your CPAP or other equipment you use

Test Procedure



You will be asked to sleep with your CPAP machine. Any queries you have regarding the equipment or mask will be answered by our Respiratory team.

In the following morning, we will download the information of you CPAP machine and our Respiratory Consultant will discuss the results with you.


Risks Involved:



None

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