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The latest on all issues affecting sleep technologists, including trends, insights, tips and more.

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Does Daylight Savings Time Hurt Your Heart?

By: AAST Editor
March 7th, 2019

Spring forward, lose your life?

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: March 5, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman
March 5th, 2019

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education.  

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Sleep Disorders | sleep apnea | Research

Possible Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Sense of Smell

By: Regina Patrick, RPSGT, RST
February 28th, 2019

An overlooked symptom in people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is olfactory dysfunction (i.e., impairment in the sense of smell) such as an inability to detect or distinguish between odors. A finding that the sense of smell improves soon after a person with OSA begins continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment corroborates a possible link between olfactory dysfunction and OSA.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 26, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman
February 26th, 2019

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education.  

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Compliance Corner

By: Laura Linley, CRT, RPSGT, FAAST
February 22nd, 2019

On Aug. 8, 2018, Carecentrix released its criteria for determining the medical necessity for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disordered breathing in adults and children. I wanted to take this opportunity to review their guideline for home sleep apnea testing (HSAT).

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 19, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman
February 19th, 2019

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education.  

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Book Review: ‘The Mystery of Sleep’

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
February 14th, 2019

I was one of the lucky “birthday” winners to receive a free copy of Meir Kryger’s latest book, “The Mystery of Sleep,” at the AAST meeting in Indianapolis last fall. TMoS is touted as “an authoritative and accessible guide to what happens when we shut our eyes at night.” Indeed, I found the format, tone and relevance of Kryger’s book to live up to the hype.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 12, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman
February 12th, 2019

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education.  

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In the Moonlight: Q&A With Michael G. Eden, RPSGT, RST

By: AAST Editor
February 7th, 2019

Michael G. Eden, RPSGT, RST, has been working in sleep medicine for 23 years and became an RPSGT in 1998. Eden has worked for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario as a task force member, creating legislation for all sleep clinics in Ontario. He has been on the executive board of the Canadian Sleep Society and chairs the Education Committee. Eden has been on the Scientific and Technologist Planning Committee for both the Canadian Sleep Society and the World Sleep Society, planning international meetings. He has been on the CEC Committee for AAST for the past two years. Recently, he was elected to the AAST Board of Directors. It is his pleasure to serve the sleep community in any capacity, but education and patient advocacy are key elements to his work.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 5, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman
February 5th, 2019

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education.  

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