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The latest on all issues affecting sleep technologists, including trends, insights, tips and more.

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Are You Ordering Your Credentials Correctly?

By: AAST Editor
June 13th, 2019

Credentials are a great thing to have. Not only do they signal to others what kind of specializations you have, they also display how hard you’ve worked in your career. It's commonplace for people to include their credentials on a variety of things — email signatures, business cards, name placards — but are you displaying them correctly?

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Health Care of the Future: Telemedicine Makes Medicine More Accessible

By: AAST Editor
May 17th, 2019

Technology has allowed us to link with people all around the world. From connecting with friends and family abroad to discovering new cultures while sitting in the comfort of our own home, access to the internet has transformed the way we communicate.

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

By: AAST Editor
May 9th, 2019

Picture it: Just as you’re laying your head down to sleep, you hear a sudden loud noise. It’s frightening and powerful — and it’s all in your head.

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Cybersecurity and Sleep Data: How Safe Are You?

By: AAST Editor
May 2nd, 2019

Technology has made our lives a lot easier in many ways, but it has complicated it in others, too. Especially when it comes to your security. As humans increasingly rely on apps and devices, more and more of our data is being stored on various platforms. That includes the devices we use to track our sleep. Any data we hand over to a device is typically stored on a server in the cloud. And sometimes that data can be compromised. But should we be concerned about our privacy when it comes to sleep data? D. Reed Freeman Jr., a leading authority on privacy and cybersecurity, says the answer isn’t so black and white.

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Monthly Musing: Should Patients Drink Alcohol Before a Sleep Study?

By: AAST Editor
April 25th, 2019

Patients drinking alcohol is not something that would normally happen before a medical visit. But in sleep medicine, sometimes it might be the key to getting the best snapshot of a patient’s sleep ailments.

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Sleep Disorders | strange sleep

RBD: The Kicking and Screaming Sleep Disorder

By: AAST Editor
April 18th, 2019

Sleepwalking, yelling in your sleep, violently thrashing in bed and hurting those you love. No, it’s not a demonic possession; it is REM sleep behavior disorder, or RBD. RBD is a sleep disorder that common presents itself in older men and causes people who suffer from it to physically act out their dreams. Its cause is unknown, but its effects can be terrifying.

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Sleep Technology Trends | technology of sleep

Do Sleep Trackers Work? An Expert’s Opinion

By: AAST Editor
April 11th, 2019

It’s not uncommon these days to see people walking down the street with a FitBit or an Apple Watch. These wearables can track a slew of things: your steps, calories burned, your heart rate. They also can track your sleep. But what does that mean? And is the data it collects valuable in any sort of way?

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Sleep Disorders | strange sleep

Ondine’s Curse: A Mythical Tale and a Deadly Sleep Disorder

By: AAST Editor
March 21st, 2019

What does a German fairytale and a severe sleep disorder have in common? A lot, apparently.

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Is AI the Future for Sleep Testing?

By: AAST Editor
March 14th, 2019

It seems like every industry is being changed by artificial intelligence, or AI.

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Does Daylight Savings Time Hurt Your Heart?

By: AAST Editor
March 7th, 2019

Spring forward, lose your life?

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