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Richard A. Bonato on the Role of Dental Devices in Sleep Medicine

By: AAST Editor
August 16th, 2018

Richard A. Bonato, PhD, RPSGT, is presenting the breakout session “The Role of Dental Devices in Sleep Medicine” at the AAST 2018 Annual Meeting, Sept. 28-30, 2018, in Indianapolis. We caught up with Dr. Bonato to discuss his background and the future of sleep medicine.

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Sleep Spindles: Primary Care Physicians vs. Sleep Specialists

By: AAST Editor
August 13th, 2018

Sleep spindles are an information processing and transferring feature of the sleeping brain. With that in mind, AAST gathered together leading sleep-care professionals to discuss hot topics in the field — transferring information from them to you. AAST board member Allen Boone, RPSGT, RST, CCRA, CCRC, hosts this four-part video series, starting with an interview with fellow board members Julie DeWitte, RST, RPSGT, RCP, and Kristina Weaver, EMPT-P, RPSGT, on the topic of primary care physicians versus sleep specialists.

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Lisa M. Bond on Supporting Patients Outside the Sleep Center

By: AAST Editor
July 3rd, 2018

Lisa M. Bond, RST, RPSGT, is the director of clinical services and scoring at Advanced Sleep Management LLC. AAST caught up with her for insight on the evolution of sleep services in healthcare.

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An Interview With AAST Distinguished Lecturer Dr. Teofilo Lee-Chiong

By: AAST Editor
June 20th, 2018

On September 28 – 30, the AAST 2018 Annual Meeting will bring together the community of sleep care professionals in Indianapolis. Throughout the three-day conference, attendees will learn, connect and share insights on the sleep field. AAST is proud to announce three keynote presentations and two distinguished lectures. We caught up with one of the distinguished lecturers, Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD, to ask a few questions about himself and the topic of his lecture.

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AAST Participates in the AWAKE Sleep Apnea Initiative

By: AAST Editor
May 24th, 2018

On June 8, patient voices in the discussion on sleep apnea will be heard, as the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA) hosts the AWAKE Sleep Apnea initiative in Hyattsville, Maryland. This important meeting is focused on the full range of treatment approaches used by people with sleep apnea. The goal is to bring patient voices to the FDA to inform research and the development of more treatment options for sleep apnea.

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Why Sleep Education Is Crucial, an Interview with Cheryl Memmini, RRT, RPSGT, CCSH

By: AAST Editor
May 17th, 2018

This is part five in a six-part series on the evolution of the sleep technologist role. AAST has engaged professionals from across allied healthcare to address, from their perspective, the value of collaborating more closely with sleep technologists and/or incorporating the discipline into their area of health. In this installment, meet Cheryl Memmini. 

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A Spotlight on the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project

By: AAST Editor
May 10th, 2018

In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine came together to establish the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project. The project is a subgroup of Healthy People 2020, a federal interagency project wherein that, every 10 years identifies health priorities and creates work groups to address those priorities. For the past five years, the CDC, AASM and the Sleep Research Society have been working on this project to increase public knowledge about sleep, the treatment of sleep disorders, and how sleep can improve health, productivity, wellness, quality of life and safety.

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Sports & Sleep: An Interview with Pat Byrne

By: AAST Editor
March 20th, 2018

Professional athletes put their bodies through a lot. High-intensity competition, grueling travel schedules, late games — all of this makes good sleep hygiene crucial. A well-rested and recovered athlete plays better than a sleep-deprived one, and professional teams are starting to understand how the sleep health of their athletes impacts wins and losses. In the third installment of our Sports & Sleep series, we spoke with sleep and fatigue expert Pat Byrne about his work with the Vancouver Canucks and his company, Fatigue Science.

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Sports & Sleep: An Interview with Dr. Christopher Winter

By: AAST Editor
March 6th, 2018

Professional athletes put their bodies through a lot. High-intensity competition, grueling travel schedules, late games — all of this makes good sleep hygiene crucial. A well-rested and recovered athlete plays better than a sleep-deprived one, and professional teams are starting to understand how the sleep health of their athletes impacts wins and losses. In the second installment of our Sports & Sleep series, we spoke with Dr. Christopher Winter, owner of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine clinic and CNSM Consulting.

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Sports & Sleep: An Interview with Amy M. Bender, MS, PhD

By: AAST Editor
March 1st, 2018

Professional athletes put their bodies through a lot. High-intensity competition, grueling travel schedules, late games — all of this makes good sleep hygiene crucial. A well-rested and recovered athlete plays better than a sleep-deprived one, and professional teams are starting to understand how the sleep health of their athletes impacts wins and losses. In the first installment of our Sports & Sleep series, we spoke with Amy Bender, MS, PhD., the clinical program director of athlete services at the Centre for Sleep & Human Performance.

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