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Recent Sleep Disorder News, Fall 2020

Problems Using Actigraphy in People with Parkinson’s Disease

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: September 22, 2020

Recent Pediatric Sleep News, Early Fall 2020

Parasomnias

This Week in Sleep Medicine: September 15, 2020

Meet Stacey Myers, RPSGT, CCSH, Who Took AAST’s Designated Education Program

Recent Sleep Apnea News, late summer 2020

This Week in Sleep Medicine: September 1, 2020

Recent Insomnia News, Late Summer 2020

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Stroke

This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 25, 2020

Recent Circadian Rhythm News, Late Summer 2020

Preparing for Credentialing Exams: RPSGT, CPSGT, and CCSH

A2Zzz President’s Message: Education–Now More Than Ever

This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 18, 2020

Recent Sleep Disorder News, Summer 2020

In the Moonlight: David Wolfe, MSEd, RRT-SDS, RPSGT, RST

Using CBTI Techniques to Ease Insomnia During Sleep Testing

This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 11, 2020

What is AVAPS Mode? (Settings and Indications)

Recent Pediatric Sleep News, Summer 2020

Possible Link Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Sense of Smell

Peeking into the Mind’s Eye: Electrooculography in Text Comprehension Research

This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 4, 2020

Redeployment from the Frontline: One Sleep Technologist’s Experience During COVID-19

What is ASV? Treating Complex and Central Sleep Apnea

Recent Sleep Apnea News, July 2020

Narcolepsy-Cataplexy and Precocious Puberty May Be Linked

Obstructive Lung Disease vs Restrictive Lung Disease: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options

This Week in Sleep Medicine: July 21, 2020

Recent Insomnia News, Summer 2020

Reopening of Sleep Centers/Clinics: Sleep Technologist Considerations

This Week in Sleep Medicine: July 14, 2020

Recent Circadian Rhythm News, Summer 2020

Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs) in the Sleep Center

This Week in Sleep Medicine: July 7, 2020

Sleep Disturbances Associated With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Recent Sleep Disorder News, June 2020

Support Groups in Sleep Disorders Medicine

Message from the President – June 2020

This Week in Sleep Medicine: June 30, 2020

Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders: An Overview

Recent Pediatric Sleep News, June 2020

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome May Be Linked

This Week in Sleep Medicine: June 23, 2020

Recent Sleep Apnea News, June 2020

This Week in Sleep Medicine: June 16, 2020

Recent Insomnia News, June 2020

Sleep and Sleep Apnea in the COVID19 Era

This Week in Sleep Medicine: June 9, 2020

Reopening of Sleep Centers/Clinics: Sleep Technologist Considerations

Recent Circadian Rhythm News, June 2020

Experts Discuss Phrenic Nerve Stimulation for Patients with Central Sleep Apnea

This Week in Sleep Medicine: June 2, 2020

Recent Sleep Disorder News, Late Spring 2020

Compliance Corner: Return to Work Safety Plan

This Week in Sleep Medicine: May 26, 2020

So, you think you know everything about CPAP and BiPAP….

Recent Pediatric Sleep News, Late Spring 2020

Sleep Technologist Designs “Ear Savers” to Help Ease Pain of Masks for Healthcare Workers

Sleep Headbands: The New Wave of Sleep Monitoring?

This Week in Sleep Medicine: May 19, 2020

Caffeine and Sleep: A Virtual Coffee Break With Sleep Experts

Recent Sleep Apnea News, May 2020

In The Moonlight: Julie DeWitte, RCP, RPSGT, RST

Advanced Sleep Titration e-Learning Course: Anatomy and Physiology

This Week in Sleep Medicine: May 12, 2020

Recent Insomnia News, late Spring 2020

The Paradox of a Pair of Docs

Being Smart With Smart Beds

This Week in Sleep Medicine: May 5, 2020

Trouble Wearing CPAP? (Common Problems, Causes and Solutions)

Stages of Sleep: NREM Sleep vs REM Sleep

Recent Circadian Rhythm News, May 2020

An Update on Wearables With Sleep Monitoring

This Week in Sleep Medicine: April 28, 2020

Recent Sleep Disorder News, Spring 2020

What’s New in Central Sleep Apnea: Phrenic Nerve Stimulation

Depression and Its Impact on Sleep Architecture: NREM, REM, and Insomnia

Axonal Degeneration in Soft Palate Nerves May Contribute to Obstructive Sleep Apnea

This Week in Sleep Medicine: April 21, 2020

Medical Marijuana’s Effect on Sleep

Pediatric Sleep Problems: Diagnosis, Types, and Prognosis

Pandemic Dreams or COVID-19 Nightmares? (Social Isolation, Stress, and Sleep Hygiene)

Professionalism in the Sleep Field

This Week in Sleep Medicine: April 14, 2020

Recent Pediatric Sleep News, Spring 2020

A2Zzz President's Message: Facing the Future in Times of Uncertainty

This Week in Sleep Medicine: April 7, 2020

Recent Sleep Apnea News, Early Spring 2020

This Week in Sleep Medicine: March 31, 2020

Recent Insomnia News, early Spring 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Sleep Centers: Risks, Precautions, and Recommendations

This Week in Sleep Medicine: March 24, 2020

Recent Circadian Rhythm News, Spring 2020

This Week in Sleep Medicine: March 17, 2020

The Changing Face of Sleep Technology, Part 4

Sleep Disorder News, Early Spring 2020

CPAP Group Education: A Promising Method for Improved CPAP Adherence

This Week in Sleep Medicine: March 10, 2020

Recent Pediatric Sleep News, Winter 2020

OSA and COPD Overlap Syndrome: Signs, Symptoms, and Mortality

The Changing Face of Sleep Technology, Part 3

This Week in Sleep Medicine: March 3, 2020

Recent Sleep Apnea News, Winter 2020

This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 25, 2020

The Changing Face of Sleep Technology, Part 2

The Changing Face of Sleep Technology: Part 1

This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 18, 2020

Old School Naps Getting Revamped for Athletes

Recent Insomnia News, Winter 2020

Chasing the Dream: Getting to the Next Level (of Sleep) in the Minor Leagues

In the Moonlight: Laree Fordyce, BTech, CCRP, RPSGT, RST, CCSH

This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 11, 2020

The Role of the CCSH in Improving Sleep in Patients With Insomnia

Today’s Trends in Sleep Technology: From Broad Strokes to Finer Points of the Sleep Navigator Role

This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 4, 2020

SLEEP STAGES: THE EVOLUTION OF SLEEP MEDICINE IN NEUROLOGY (PART ONE)

Recent Circadian Rhythm News, January 2020

Quantity of Sleep Vs Quality of Sleep: Why this is Important?

This Week in Sleep Medicine: January 21, 2020

Recent Sleep Disorder News January 2020

Unique Sleep Needs of Women

How Much Sleep Do I Need? (Infants, Pediatrics, Teens, and Adults)

This Week in Sleep Medicine: January 14, 2020

Recent Pediatric Sleep News, January 2020

How Technology is Impacting Sleep

This Week in Sleep Medicine: January 7, 2020

Monthly Musings

Recent Sleep Apnea News December 2019

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Causes and Treatment Options

Holidays and Sleep

This Week in Sleep Medicine: December 17, 2019

December 2019 Insomnia News

RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME AND DIABETES

AAST Member Q&A: Dr. Gerald “Jerry” George Mannikarote, MBBS, MBA, RPSGT

This Week in Sleep Medicine: December 10, 2019

How Technology Impacts Care

Fall Circadian Rhythm News

AAST Member Q&A: Kristina Davis, RPSGT, RST

This Week in Sleep Medicine: November 26, 2019

Fall 2019 Insomnia News

AAST Member Q&A: Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, RST, CCSH

This Week in Sleep Medicine: November 19, 2019

Recent Sleep Disorder News Fall 2019

AAST Member Q&A: Byron Jamerson, RPSGT, RST, CCSH

This Week in Sleep Medicine: November 12, 2019

Rapid Recap: AWAKETOGETHER Summit

California Dreaming is Becoming a Reality

This Week in Sleep Medicine: November 5, 2019

Sleep Spindles: The Importance of the CCSH

This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 29, 2019

CELEBRATE SLEEP TECHNOLOGIST APPRECIATION WEEK WITH THESE TIPS

Recent Sleep Apnea News October 2019

This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 15, 2019

This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 8, 2019

Recent Insomnia News

In the Moonlight: Kristina Weaver, RPSGT

Recent Circadian Rhythm News

This Week in Sleep Medicine: September 24, 2019

Recent Sleep Disorder News

4 AAST Courses You Can’t Miss This Fall

This Week in Sleep Medicine: September 17, 2019

Recent Sleep Apnea News

Active Shooter Training in the Sleep Lab

This Week in Sleep Medicine: September 10, 2019

Bridging the Gap between the Sleep Lab & DME – A Sleep Educator’s Role

The Economic and Social Costs of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 27, 2019

Add Another Dimension to Your Sleep Knowledge with AAST’s CCSH Workshop

Sleep Centers Using Lean Concepts

This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 20, 2019

Q&A with Dr. Frank Scheer – AAST’s 2019 Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker

This Week in Sleep Medicine: Aug 13, 2019

Children’s Sleep Schedules Matter – In and Outside of the Lab

This Week in Sleep Medicine: Aug 6, 2019

This Week in Sleep Medicine: July 30, 2019

The Start School Later Movement: Putting Sleep Health on the National Radar

This Week in Sleep Medicine: July 23, 2019

Book Review: The Science of Sleep

Changing the Way We Think About Insomnia – One YouTube Video at a Time

This Week in Sleep Medicine: July 9, 2019

This Week in Sleep Medicine: July 2, 2019

This Week in Sleep Medicine: June 25, 2019

Alzheimer’s Disease Biomarkers in Children With OSA

This Week in Sleep Medicine: June 18, 2019

Are You Ordering Your Credentials Correctly?

This Week in Sleep Medicine: June 11, 2019

PAP Eliminates Apnea. Why Doesn’t It Eliminate OSAS?

Emerging Technology History in Sleep: The Evolution, Part II

This Week in Sleep Medicine: May 28, 2019

Be a Great Leader by Using Great Communication

This Week in Sleep Medicine: May 21, 2019

Health Care of the Future: Telemedicine Makes Medicine More Accessible

This Week in Sleep Medicine: May 14, 2019

Exploding Head Syndrome Won’t Make Your Head Detonate—But It Might Horrify You

This Week in Sleep Medicine: May 7, 2019

Cybersecurity and Sleep Data: How Safe Are You?

This Week in Sleep Medicine: April 30, 2019