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

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Sleep Disorders | Research | Circadian Rhythms

Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders: An Overview

By: Peter Mansbach, Ph.D.
October 11th, 2019

Circadian rhythm sleep disorders (CRSDs) are neurological disorders in which the sleep-wake cycle is out of sync with the day-night cycle. This article focus on three: delayed sleep phase disorder, advanced sleep phase disorder and non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 8, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
October 8th, 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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PAP Titration Guide

Manual Titration of Positive Airway Pressure in Patients with OSA and Related Respiratory Disturbances

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Recent Insomnia News

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
October 4th, 2019

Insomnia Wire is an occasional supplemental news report  capturing insomnia news of relevant interest to sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.

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In the Moonlight: Kristina Weaver, RPSGT

By: Kristina Weaver, RPSGT
October 3rd, 2019

Kristina Weaver, RPSGT, is the neurodiagnostic manager for Parrish Healthcare’s Sleep Disorders Center. She has been involved in sleep medicine for 13 years. Prior to that, she was a paramedic. Weaver is the coordinator of Brevard AWAKE. She also serves as the past president of the Florida Association of Sleep Technologists and is on the AAST Board of Directors.

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Recent Circadian Rhythm News

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
September 27th, 2019

Circadian Wire is an occasional supplemental news report  capturing circadian rhythm news of relevant interest to sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in  our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.

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Sleep Disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome May Be Linked

By: Regina Patrick, RPSGT, RST
September 26th, 2019

The prevalence of certain sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia and restless legs syndrome are increased among children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: September 24, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
September 24th, 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. The "While You Were Sleeping" series takes a break next week but will return on Tuesday Oct 8.   

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Recent Sleep Disorder News

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
September 20th, 2019

Sleep Disorder Wire is an occasional supplemental news report  capturing sleep disorder news of relevant interest to sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in  our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.

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4 AAST Courses You Can’t Miss This Fall

By: AAST Editor
September 19th, 2019

Fall marks the beginning of another year’s end. Why not finish 2019 on a positive note by cultivating new professional skills? With a long history of helping sleep-care professionals navigate the field, AAST offers a variety of products to help get the job done. These top-notch courses can help you expand your knowledge or brush up on skills for kicking off 2020 just right.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: September 17, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
September 17th, 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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