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

Kent Caylor, RPSGT

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The Changing Face of Sleep Technology, Part 4

By: Kent Caylor, RPSGT
March 13th, 2020

This is the fourth article in a series on the changing face of sleep technology. The past three articles focused on technology and the economy. This article focuses on how all these changes could directly impact the future sleep technologist. Technology is advancing at an incredible rate, and with home sleep apnea tests on the rise, the role of the sleep technologist will continue to evolve. I use the word “evolve” because I don’t think this position will be phased out any time soon. In fact, I see just the opposite happening.

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The Changing Face of Sleep Technology, Part 3

By: Kent Caylor, RPSGT
March 4th, 2020

This article is part three in a four-part series on the ever-changing face of sleep technology. In this article, we’ll address the following questions: What does the future of sleep medicine look like? How will evolving technology change the way sleep studies are done? And, just as importantly, how will economic pressures affect sleep medicine?

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The Changing Face of Sleep Technology, Part 2

By: Kent Caylor, RPSGT
February 24th, 2020

This is the second in a series of articles dealing with the changing landscape of sleep technology. In this article, we’ll take a brief look at our present understanding of sleep as well as review some of the technology we use in our sleep centers.

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The Changing Face of Sleep Technology: Part 1

By: Kent Caylor, RPSGT
February 19th, 2020

A Brief History of Polysomnography The earliest recorded theory of sleep is from c450 BC. At that time, a Greek physician by the name of Almaeon described sleep as a loss of consciousness as blood recedes from the surface of the body¹. A few other theories came out regarding sleep. However, all theories encompassed a similar theme: Sleep was seen as a passive state in which the brain was simply “turned off.”

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The Changing Face of Sleep Technology, Part IV

By: Kent Caylor, RPSGT
January 3rd, 2019

This is the fourth article in a series on the changing face of sleep technology. The past three articles focused on technology and the economy. This article focuses on how all these changes could directly impact the future sleep technologist.

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The Effects of Night Shift Work on Sleep!

By: Kent Caylor, RPSGT
August 16th, 2017

What are the effects of night shift work on sleep?  Let’s look at why we need sleep and when to get the best sleep.  We'll also explore whether Shift Work Sleep Disorder is a real disorder, and answer the question, 'Is sleeping during the day really all that bad?'

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