A CPAP titration is an overnight polysomnogram in which the patient presents to the sleep laboratory for a full sleep study, but instead of being observed for diagnostic purposes, the patient is started on treatment with CPAP at the beginning of the study. The sleep technologist must perform the same set up of equipment that is done during a regular polysomnogram. This allows the technologist to adjust the CPAP to fully treat the sleep apnea.
Dr. Carl D. Boethel, Director of the Scott & White Sleep Institute, also serves as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine with the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Boethel's patient care emphasis is Asthma, COPD, Diagnostic Sleep Evaluation (Formal Polysomnography), Fatigue, Intensive Care Services, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, and Smoking Related Diseases.