Topics: sleep study
Use of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, also called CPAP therapy, is needed because it has been determined that your airway tends to be blocked while you sleep. This can be caused by several factors and has been diagnosed as a result of a previous sleep study. Once it has been determined that you will need CPAP therapy, the physician will order what is called a Titration study.
So you have just spent the night at a sleep lab and are wondering "what did you find out, and what’s next?" It's a statement we at Alaska Sleep Clinic encounter on a daily basis, usually when a patient wakes up. The answer of course, depends on how your test went.
Topics: sleep assessment
I hear horror stories all too frequently from patients that have given up on their CPAP because their mask wasn't properly fitted by their CPAP equipment provider.
Topics: CPAP Masks