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

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Sleep Disorders | Sleep Medicine

Sleep in Patients with ALS

By: Richard Rosenberg, PhD
February 15th, 2018

I try to start my blogs in a lighthearted way, but there is nothing lighthearted about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS. ALS is a group of progressive diseases of upper and lower motor neurons, resulting in weakness of muscles. The course is often rapid, with most people dying from respiratory failure within three to five years from the onset of symptoms. Patients have difficulty breathing due to weakness of respiratory muscles. As the disease progresses, patients may require tracheostomy and ventilation. There is no known treatment.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 13, 2018

By: Tamara Sellman
February 13th, 2018

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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5 Sleep Technologies to be Aware of for 2018

By: Rita Brooks
February 13th, 2018

As a new year dawns, fresh technologies are on the rise. In the field of sleep technology, you will find that there are a few technologies that are going to have banner years in 2018. These are some you’ll want to have your finger on the pulse of in your career as a sleep technologist.

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How Technology Impacts Sleep Quality

By: Rita Brooks
February 8th, 2018

There is no doubt that technology improves our daily lives. It has advanced medicine, industry, and so much more. Technology is a source of income for some, entertainment for others, and automation for many more. But, what your patients may not know about technology is that it could be ruining their good night’s sleep.

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Sleep Technology Trends | sleep technologist | sleep apnea

The Correlation Between Dance and Insufficient Sleep

By: Reg Hackshaw
February 6th, 2018

Dance marathons captivated popular attention in the United States from the 1920s to the 1950s. These events were examples of competitive sleep deprivation. Contestants, who remained in nearly continuous motion for hundreds or even thousands of hours on the dance floor by forcibly delaying sleep onset, exhibited symptoms of behaviorally induced insufficient sleep syndrome (ISS). Reporters from local dailies who followed these contestants documented irresistible sleep attacks, physical exhaustion and episodes of delusional ideation due to severely restricted rest breaks.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 6, 2018

By: Tamara Sellman
February 6th, 2018

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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This Week in Sleep Medicine: January 30, 2018

By: Tamara Sellman
January 30th, 2018

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 center | sleep technologist

Sleep Medicine Inspire’d: A Q&A with Inspire Medical Systems

By: Edwin M. Valladares
January 29th, 2018

I recently had a chance to sit down with Michael Coleman, BA, RPSGT, RST, Inspire Medical Systems, to discuss his career, the evolution of sleep devices, and the future of sleep medicine.

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CPAP | sleep center | sleep technologist | aast | sleep apnea

Exciting Things in Store for Sleep Technology

By: AAST Editor
January 24th, 2018

As we are now into 2018, there are exciting things in store for members of AAST across the board! From programs to education to events, there will be many tools and resources at the disposal of sleep professionals going forward. We caught up with the six chairs of the various AAST committees and asked them to describe what members should be most looking forward to in the year ahead with regards to their respective committees. Here is what they told us:

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: January 23, 2018

By: Tamara Sellman
January 23rd, 2018

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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