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CCSH | CCSH Workshop

AAST June CCSH Workshop Preview

By: AAST Associate Editor
June 23rd, 2022

AAST’s Certification in Clinical Sleep Health (CCSH) Designated Education Program is designed for health professionals who work directly with sleep medicine patients, families and other health care practitioners to coordinate and manage patient care and improve outcomes. As part of the program, AAST will be hosting a CCSH workshop June 25-26 in which attendees will experience an individualized, instructor-led learning experience with robust discussions.

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career in sleep | member spotlight

AAST Member Spotlight: Kevin Adley, RPSGT, CCSH

By: AAST Associate Editor
April 28th, 2022

Kevin Adley, RPSGT, CCSH, is the director of business development at DrLullaby and currently serves on AAST’s Educational Advisory Committee. AAST recently spoke with Adley on his career path in sleep, what excites him about the future of the industry and more.

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sleep apnea | obstructive sleep apnea | snoring

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Concerns and Treatment

By: AAST Associate Editor
April 7th, 2022

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the most common type of sleep apnea, can be a serious sleep disorder, as breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. Caused by throat muscles intermittently relaxing and blocking the airway, it can impair a patient's ability to reach desired deep and restful phases of sleep.

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insomnia | CBT-I

Insomnia: Types, Diagnosis and Treatment

By: AAST Associate Editor
March 31st, 2022

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that makes it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep and/or return to sleep after waking. Insomnia can be chronic or acute, meaning long-term or short-term, and often comes and goes over time. Depending on its severity, insomnia can lead to health complications and lifestyle disruptions.

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nicotine | smoking

Nicotine’s Impact on Sleep

By: AAST Associate Editor
March 25th, 2022

As nicotine is a stimulant, it is no surprise that its consumption, especially close to bedtime can disturb sleep. Nicotine attaches to nicotinic cholinergic receptors (NAChRs), which triggers the release of feel-good neurotransmitters including serotonin, dopamine, glutamate and gamma aminobutyric acid — making it both stimulating and addictive.

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Membership | Dear AAST

Dear AAST: What Are My Exclusive Member Benefits?

By: AAST Associate Editor
March 18th, 2022

Dear AAST,

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Start School Later Initiative | COVID-19 | adolescent sleep

Delaying the Bell: The Impact of COVID-19 School Closures on Adolescent Sleep

By: AAST Associate Editor
March 11th, 2022

It would be an understatement to say that schools, teachers and students have been under immense stress during COVID-19 — turning on a dime to online learning, experiencing isolation and facing a lack of educational support and personal protective equipment (PPE) have only been a few of the challenges. However, recent research shows that increased adolescent sleep duration has proven to be a silver lining thanks to school closures that occurred at the start of the pandemic. Around the world, school closures and schedule changes in response to COVID-19 have also proven that schools are capable of changing their schedules — for the benefit of public health — which means that delaying school start times is possible.

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AAST Awards

Congratulations to the 2021 AAST Award Winners

By: AAST Associate Editor
February 1st, 2022

AAST recognizes individual members for their professional excellence, service and commitment to the association and to the sleep technology profession with the AAST Awards. Learn more about the awards and the 2021 winners below.

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AAST Fellows | AAST Fellows Program

Congratulations to the 2021 AAST Fellows

By: AAST Associate Editor
January 20th, 2022

The AAST Fellow Program is a means of recognizing those who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of sleep technology. Fellowship recipients must be credentialed in sleep technology by a nationally recognized organization for at least 15 years and have been a regular AAST member, in good standing, for the last 10 consecutive years.

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sports-related concussions | baseline testing

What You Need to Know About Baseline Testing for Concussion

By: AAST Associate Editor
November 30th, 2021

While more research and testing are needed to show the correlation between lack of sleep and sports-related concussions (SRCs), as noted in part one of the Sleep and Sports-Related Concussion series, baseline concussion tests on athletes can help identify the effects of post-concussion syndrome and sleep disturbances.

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