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

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An Interview With Rui de Sousa – AAST’s 2018 Service Award Winner

By: AAST Editor
November 15th, 2018

Rui de Sousa, RPSGT, RST, is a polysomnographic technologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. He has been a longtime advocate for sleep technologists everywhere, setting up a Facebook page to offer assistance and forums for techs. His passion for the field of sleep medicine is apparent to all those around him, and he uses his skills to help techs, give them a voice and assist new members with the AAST Membership Committee.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: November 13, 2018

By: Tamara Sellman
November 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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Sleep Spindles: The Ongoing Need for Education

By: AAST Editor
November 8th, 2018

Sleep spindles are an information processing and transferring feature of the sleeping brain. With that in mind, AAST gathered together leading sleep-care professionals to discuss hot topics in the field — transferring information from them to you. AAST board member Allen Boone, RPSGT, RST, CCRA, CCRC, hosts this four-part video series. In our fourth and final installment, we have an interview with fellow board member Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, and Past President Laura A. Linley, RST, RPSGT, CRTT, on the topic of the need for ongoing education.  

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: November 6, 2018

By: Tamara Sellman
November 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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Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week Rock Stars

By: AAST Editor
November 2nd, 2018

Sleep technologists are a valuable part of the sleep science community. They work to educate, evaluate and treat sleep disorder patients of all ages, and are specially trained to identify polysomnographic services that are safe, aseptic, preventive and restorative.

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The Changing Face of Sleep Technology, Part III

By: Kent Caylor, RPSGT
November 1st, 2018

This article is part three in a four-part series on the ever-changing face of sleep technology. In this article, we’ll address the following questions: What does the future of sleep medicine look like? How will evolving technology change the way sleep studies are done? And, just as importantly, how will economic pressures affect sleep medicine?

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 30, 2018

By: Tamara Sellman
October 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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This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 23, 2018

By: Tamara Sellman
October 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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4 Perspectives on Sleep Tech Education

By: Alexa Schlosser
October 18th, 2018

Sleep technologists have an important and wide-ranging job. They care for patients with sleep disorders, which can encompass comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders, including in-center polysomnographic testing and out-of-center sleep testing; diagnostic and therapeutic interventions; comprehensive patient care; and direct patient education.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 16, 2018

By: Tamara Sellman
October 16th, 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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