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

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Recent Sleep Disorder News, June 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
July 3rd, 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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Support Groups in Sleep Disorders Medicine

By: Kimberly Trotter, MA, RPSGT, FAAST
July 2nd, 2020

Starting a support group for your patients can be very rewarding. They can be beneficial for the community and for the sleep center as a way to market the program. There are many different types of support groups — OSA, RLS, insomnia and narcolepsy being a few.

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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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Message from the President – June 2020

By: Melinda Trimble, LRCP, RPSGT, RST, FAAST, AAST President
July 1st, 2020

It’s our members who make the difference!

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: June 30, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
June 30th, 2020

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Happy Independence Day to AAST's US members! Stay safe this holiday weekend! Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education.

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Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders: An Overview

By: Peter Mansbach, Ph.D.
June 29th, 2020

I have delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD). That means I am unable to fall asleep until very late at night and normally sleep very late in the morning. My sleep doctor sent me to a sleep lab to get a polysomnogram. The lab techs insisted I try to sleep at midnight, and they woke me at 5 a.m. The sleep doctor then informed me that my problem was I wasn’t getting any deep sleep. No, not between midnight and 5 a.m.—I could have told her that.

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Recent Pediatric Sleep News, June 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
June 26th, 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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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome May Be Linked

By: Regina Patrick, RPSGT, RST
June 24th, 2020

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

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: June 23, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
June 23rd, 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 Sleep Apnea News, June 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
June 19th, 2020

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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This Week in Sleep Medicine: June 16, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
June 16th, 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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