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Dear AAST: What Are the New CCSH Modules?

By: AAST Associate Editor
September 23rd, 2021

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Pediatric Sleep Development and Sleep Related Breathing Disorders

By: AAST Associate Editor
September 16th, 2021

Sleep in the pediatric population is ever-changing with sleep-specific characteristics and behaviors constantly changing as the child grows. In order to properly treat pediatric patients, sleep technologists need to have a thorough understanding of the stages of sleep development and know the signs of abnormal sleep behaviors.

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Pediatric Scoring

By: AAST Associate Editor
September 9th, 2021

Knowing how to properly score a polysomnogram (PSG) is a must for the sleep technologist, and understanding pediatric and infant scoring rules is crucial for those who work with this population as sleep issues can greatly impact growth and overall health as infants and children age into adulthood.

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The Importance of Pediatric Polysomnography

By: AAST Associate Editor
September 2nd, 2021

Sleep plays a critical role in the early stages of development in children. It is important to focus not only on the quantity of sleep received but also the quality. While the methods of measuring and evaluating sleep quality are similar to that of adults, there are differences that sleep technologists must consider when testing pediatric patients.

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Dear AAST | career in sleep

Dear AAST: Can You Break Down the Career Resources on Your Website?

By: AAST Associate Editor
August 19th, 2021

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Dear AAST | Learning Center | CECs

Dear AAST: Can You Help Me Better Navigate the AAST Learning Center?

By: AAST Associate Editor
June 18th, 2021

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Mary McKinley

Remembering Mary McKinley

By: AAST Associate Editor
May 14th, 2021

Note: This article was originally published in the 2021 Q1 issue of A2Zzz.

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Dear AAST | eBooks

Dear AAST: Can You Tell Me About Your New eBooks?

By: AAST Associate Editor
May 7th, 2021

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CPAP Machines/CPAP Masks: What You and Your Patients Need to Know

By: AAST Associate Editor
April 9th, 2021

A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine is the most commonly prescribed device for treating sleep apnea and associated sleep-related breathing disorders, delivering a steady flow of pressurized air into a patient's nose and mouth as they sleep. This keeps airways open and helps normalize breathing. Recent research has shown that patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) exhibited improvements in sleepiness and depressive and anxiety symptoms after three years of CPAP use. Another study found that patients with OSA and a history of cardiovascular disease treated with CPAP therapy reported 20% higher levels of moderate physical activity compared with non-CPAP users, with these patients also more likely to exercise at levels meeting clinical recommendations.

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Membership | Dear AAST

Dear AAST: What Membership Is Right for Me?

By: AAST Associate Editor
March 31st, 2021

AAST is proud to launch its Dear AAST blog column. This column is aimed at answering questions our audience, particularly AAST members, have on all aspects of AAST – from membership and educational offerings to CECs and new product offerings. Be sure to check the blog often for the latest columns.

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