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

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: November 12, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
November 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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AWAKETOGETHER Summit

Rapid Recap: AWAKETOGETHER Summit

By: Kimberly Trotter, MA, RPSGT, FAAST
November 8th, 2019

The American Sleep Apnea Association’s annual AWAKETOGETHER Summit for patients with sleep apnea took place in mid-September at the Presidio in San Francisco, California. I had the opportunity to attend this summit – also known as “Sleeptember” – to get a view of the patient-side of sleep apnea education.

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PAP Titration Guide

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

Ensure you are achieving an optimal titration.

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Later Start Times | Start School Later Initiative

California Dreaming is Becoming a Reality

By: Brendan Duffy, CCSH, RPSGT
November 7th, 2019

With apologies to the mamas and the papas, the above headline is what I wrote on Twitter to my fellow Start School Later associates when I heard that California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the historic later school start bill on Sunday, Oct. 13. This bill, SB328, with few exceptions, mandates that high schools will not start before 8:30 a.m. and middle schools will not start before 8 a.m. throughout the state of California.

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: November 5, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
November 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 Spindles

Sleep Spindles: The Importance of the CCSH

By: AAST Editor
November 1st, 2019

Credentials are a great tool to set yourself apart—especially when it comes to the sleep field. The CCSH is one that many find helpful in their career because of its focus on patients. AAST board members Laree Fordyce and Brendan Duffy discuss why this credential is so important, and what someone who is looking to get it can expect.

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 29, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
October 29th, 2019

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

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CELEBRATE SLEEP TECHNOLOGIST APPRECIATION WEEK WITH THESE TIPS

By: AAST Editor
October 25th, 2019

This year’s Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week (STAW) will take place October 27 – November 2. Whether you’re looking to thank your favorite sleep technologist or want to appreciate your team members all week long at your sleep center, here are a few ways you can join AAST in celebrating STAW and show your sleep technologists that you care.

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Recent Sleep Apnea News October 2019

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
October 25th, 2019

Sleep Apnea Wire is an occasional supplemental news report capturing sleep breathing 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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Sleep Disorders | insomnia | Caffeine

Caffeine and Sleep

By: Brendan Duffy, CCSH, RPSGT
October 24th, 2019

I recently spoke with several sleep experts about caffeine and sleep. These wonderful sleep professionals were very giving of their time and knowledge, and I thank them immensely. It is because of their willingness to share their time, thoughts and friendship that I can share this information with you.

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Sleep Disorders | insomnia | Trends | Marijuana

Medical Marijuana’s Effect on Sleep

By: Joseph W. Anderson, CCSH, RPSGT, RST, RPFT, CRT-NPS
October 17th, 2019

Many states are adopting the use of marijuana for medical purposes even though federal law does not yet support marijuana to be used in this context. But marijuana also has been used historically, spiritually and socially for many years.

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