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Sleep Technology

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

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Recent Insomnia News, early Spring 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
March 27th, 2020

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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COVID-19

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Sleep Centers: Risks, Precautions, and Recommendations

By: Kevin Asp
March 25th, 2020

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak is affecting individuals in the U.S. and across the globe. Anxiety and fear surrounding it can cause strong emotions and can be overwhelming. Because they're at the forefront where they can be exposed to the virus, healthcare workers, including sleep clinicians, are among those who are experiencing stress and uncertainty caused by COVID-19.

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AAST CCSH Workshop

Save the Date: AAST 2020 CCSH Workshop

Designed for health professionals who work directly with sleep medicine patients, families and other healthcare practitioners to coordinate and manage patient care and improve outcomes

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: March 24, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
March 24th, 2020

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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Recent Circadian Rhythm News, Spring 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
March 20th, 2020

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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This Week in Sleep Medicine: March 17, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
March 17th, 2020

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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The Changing Face of Sleep Technology, Part 4

By: Kent Caylor, RPSGT
March 13th, 2020

This is the fourth article in a series on the changing face of sleep technology. The past three articles focused on technology and the economy. This article focuses on how all these changes could directly impact the future sleep technologist. Technology is advancing at an incredible rate, and with home sleep apnea tests on the rise, the role of the sleep technologist will continue to evolve. I use the word “evolve” because I don’t think this position will be phased out any time soon. In fact, I see just the opposite happening.

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Sleep Disorder News, Early Spring 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
March 13th, 2020

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. *beyond insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and sleep breathing disorders, which appear as separate curations in the Sleep Wire series

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CPAP | CPAP Adherance | Group Education

CPAP Group Education: A Promising Method for Improved CPAP Adherence

By: AAST Associate Editor
March 12th, 2020

As sleep professionals, we know the importance of using a CPAP device to keep our patients’ breathing consistent while they sleep. For patients with compliance difficulties, CPAP group education might be a viable option. Evidence shows improving CPAP adherence with education in a peer-to-peer environment is an effective way to engage patients. These CPAP support groups and CPAP group discussions can be extremely beneficial for both the patient and the sleep technologist.

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: March 10, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
March 10th, 2020

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. DON'T FORGET!  WORLD SLEEP DAY IS FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020!

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Recent Pediatric Sleep News, Winter 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
March 6th, 2020

Pediatric Sleep Wire is an occasional supplemental news report capturing pediatric sleep 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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