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

Joseph W. Anderson, CCSH, RPSGT, RST, RPFT, CRT-NPS

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Sleep Disorders | insomnia | Trends | Marijuana

Medical Marijuana’s Effect on Sleep

By: Joseph W. Anderson, CCSH, RPSGT, RST, RPFT, CRT-NPS
October 17th, 2019

Many states are adopting the use of marijuana for medical purposes even though federal law does not yet support marijuana to be used in this context. But marijuana also has been used historically, spiritually and socially for many years.

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Sleep Technology Trends | sleep technologist

Emerging Technology History in Sleep: The Evolution, Part II

By: Joseph W. Anderson, CCSH, RPSGT, RST, RPFT, CRT-NPS
May 30th, 2019

In Part I of this article from the Q2 issue of 2018, I discussed the emerging and growing technology of the sleep medicine community. I also talked about the mantra of that time as “entering the field on the cutting edge of technology that would revolutionize the field of sleep medicine.” Just a few decades ago, there were no state licensure laws or any “real” credentialing requirements. And, of course, no HIPAA laws, either.

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Manual Titration of Positive Airway Pressure in Patients with OSA and Related Respiratory Disturbances

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Digital Tech Takes on PAP Adherence

By: Joseph W. Anderson, CCSH, RPSGT, RST, RPFT, CRT-NPS
March 29th, 2018

Despite all this talk of “adherence” or “compliance,” few PAP users or technologists know the precise definition. This can be problematic not only in analyzing the effectiveness of therapy, but also in getting insurance to resupply the patient. For the sake of this article, we will use the more accepted term “adherence” interchangeably with the term “compliance.”

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