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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: May 22, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
May 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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This Week in Sleep Medicine: May 15, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
May 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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New Moms and Sleep

By: Sherri Hanson, RPSGT, RST
May 14th, 2017

The first thing that comes to everyone’s mind when someone is close to her due date is “You are about to lose so much sleep!”  That’s my first thought whenever my friends and family announce a pregnancy.  As I was researching this topic I was immediately overwhelmed with results.  

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: May 8, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
May 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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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: May 1, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
May 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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school start times

Don't Delay...Delay School Start Times Now!

By: Brendan Duffy
April 26th, 2017

This past week a very important position paper was released by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).  It recommends that school start times should begin no earlier than 8:30 AM for middle school and high school students.  The paper was published in the April 15th issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: April 24, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
April 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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sleep disorder breathing and children

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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Sleep Technologist Advice

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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hsat | polysomnography

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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