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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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This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 22, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
August 22nd, 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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night shift work

The Effects of Night Shift Work on Sleep!

By: Kent Caylor, RPSGT
August 16th, 2017

What are the effects of night shift work on sleep?  Let’s look at why we need sleep and when to get the best sleep.  We'll also explore whether Shift Work Sleep Disorder is a real disorder, and answer the question, 'Is sleeping during the day really all that bad?'

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 15, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
August 15th, 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 Technologist Advice

5 Alternative Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

By: Rita Brooks
August 14th, 2017

If your patients don't want to wear a CPAP mask, then you can try recommending alternative sleep apnea treatment options. We've written about how sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that requires professional medical attention when diagnosed.

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 8, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
August 8th, 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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8 FAQs About Continuing Education Credits (CECs)

By: Rita Brooks
August 4th, 2017

Sleep technology is recognized as a separate and distinct allied health profession. It requires sleep technologists, like you, to engage in a number of educational efforts. Competency assessment and training by a registered and experienced technologist under a sleep medicine physician's supervision is the minimum requirement to work independently. Currently, it is recommended that all sleep technologists complete an accredited training program and attain certification. Most insurances and some states also require licensing or certification.

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 1, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
August 1st, 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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How to Diagnose & Treat the 5 Most Common Sleep Disorders

By: Rita Brooks
July 24th, 2017

Having trouble sleeping is commonly reported throughout the world. According to the American Sleep Association (AMA), sleep disorders currently affect as many as 50 to 70 million U.S adults, and insomnia is the most commonly reported. As a sleep technologist, you should know that if your patients are unable to sleep, it can get them down. It can also be very dangerous. AMA reports that drowsy driving is responsible for as many as 1,550 deaths and 40,000 injuries per year on America’s roads.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: July 24, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
July 24th, 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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4 Easy Ways to Get Your Continuing Education Credits

By: Kevin Phillips
July 18th, 2017

Sleep medicine is a fascinating and dynamic field of study. And as with any evolving field of study, it is important for professionals in the field to be aware of any new research, technologies, and procedures to remain relevant in their chosen discipline.

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