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Kimberly Trotter, MA, RPSGT, FAAST

Kimberly Trotter, MA, RPSGT, began her sleep career while completing her master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in behavioral sleep research. She started as a clinical sleep technologist, conducting sleep disorders testing in a sleep disorders center, and has been in the field of sleep for over 30 years. Over the years, she has published and presented sleep research, created and taught insomnia classes, coordinated support groups for sleep apnea sufferers, presented educational talks on sleep and health to the public, written numerous articles on sleep, taught sleep disorders medicine to future technologists and physicians, and accredited two sleep disorders centers. She served on the AAST Board of Directors from 1996-1998, was the 1999 recipient of the Carskadon Research Award, and the 2006 recipient of the Allen DeVilbiss Literary Award. She is currently the administrative director of the University of California San Francisco Adult and Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center, AAST Ethics Committee member, founding member of the California Sleep Society, adjunct professor at Skyline College and has a very active support group for sleep apnea sufferers.

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Support Groups in Sleep Disorders Medicine

By: Kimberly Trotter, MA, RPSGT, FAAST
July 2nd, 2020

Starting a support group for your patients can be very rewarding. They can be beneficial for the community and for the sleep center as a way to market the program. There are many different types of support groups — OSA, RLS, insomnia and narcolepsy being a few.

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AWAKETOGETHER Summit

Rapid Recap: AWAKETOGETHER Summit

By: Kimberly Trotter, MA, RPSGT, FAAST
November 8th, 2019

The American Sleep Apnea Association’s annual AWAKETOGETHER Summit for patients with sleep apnea took place in mid-September at the Presidio in San Francisco, California. I had the opportunity to attend this summit – also known as “Sleeptember” – to get a view of the patient-side of sleep apnea education.

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