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American Association of Sleep Technologists Blog

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

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Oral Airway Dysfunction and Sleep Disorders in Children

By: Rochelle Zozula, PhD, DABSM and Paula Fabbie, RDH, BS, COM
April 18th, 2017

 Sleep is essential for the normal growth, development and mood regulation in children and adolescents.  Unresolved sleep issues may present as “sleepy” or “overtired” children in the daycare setting or classroom, and these children may actually be manifesting underlying inattention or hyperactivity.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: April 10, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
April 10th, 2017

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 Technology Terms and Definitions

Discover the 42 key terms all sleep technologists should know, so you can communicate more effectively in the workplace.

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Beginning of the End for Polysomnography?

By: Richard Rosenberg, PhD
April 3rd, 2017

The AASM released a “Clinical Practice Guideline” for diagnostic testing for OSA.1 Not surprisingly, the guideline is heavy on home sleep apnea testing (HSAT). This replaces a practice parameter and a clinical guideline from a decade ago.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: April 3, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
April 3rd, 2017

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: March 27, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
March 27th, 2017

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: March 20, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
March 20th, 2017

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: March 13, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
March 13th, 2017

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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You aren't a real sleep technologist until...

By: Rui de Sousa, RPSGT, RST
March 9th, 2017

Sometimes, sleep technologists get together online, or in real life, to hammer out some deep or difficult cases, technical problems, or argue over some obscure minutia.  But sometimes we get together to just sit back and relax and have fun. 

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Sleep Technologists: Whether the Weather Shafts Your Shift

By: Rui de Sousa, RPSGT, RST
March 8th, 2017

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Grumpy Old Man and Daylight Savings Time

By: Richard Rosenberg, PhD
March 7th, 2017

Not a big fan of Arizona. Went to APSS when it was in Phoenix years ago and the soles of my shoes melted because the sidewalk was so hot. I kinda like the grumpy old “mavericky” senator sometimes. And maybe the airplane graveyard outside of Tucson. And the food. And the cacti are cool. OK, maybe I like it more than I thought. The best reason for liking Arizona may be that they do not go along with this Daylight Savings Time (DST) business. Good for them.

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