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Sleep Hygiene

Shedding Light on Blue Light and Sleep

By: The AAST Associate Editor
December 15th, 2022

Improving our attention, reaction times and even our mood, the wavelengths of blue light are good for us — that is during the day. Blue light therapy has been used, in the morning, to improve symptoms of depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), jet lag, sleep disorders and even dementia. These same wavelengths may be disruptive at night however, disturbing circadian rhythm and possibly contributing to higher chances of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity, though more research is needed.

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STAW | Sleep Technologists Appreciation Week

STAW 2022 Celebrations Highlights

By: The AAST Associate Editor
November 4th, 2022

AAST recently celebrated Sleep Technologists Appreciation Week (STAW) Oct. 23-29, 2022. The week, which recognizes the numerous accomplishments made by sleep professionals in sleep disorders centers, laboratories, educational facilities and within AAST this past year, is a time for celebration around the world.

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STAW

Don't Forget to Prep for STAW!

By: The AAST Associate Editor
October 6th, 2022

Sleep Technologists Appreciation Week (STAW) 2022 will take place Oct. 23-29. The week allows the sleep community to applaud the numerous accomplishments made in sleep disorders centers, laboratories, educational facilities and within AAST this past year. STAW will be here before you know it — so don’t hit the snooze button on planning! Below are a few ways you can prepare to celebrate in the days and weeks leading up to STAW.

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Sleep Disorders | COVID-19 | Long COVID

Coronasomnia: The COVID-19 Side Effect You’ve Been Sleeping On

By: The AAST Associate Editor
September 22nd, 2022

The coronavirus pandemic has affected every facet of our lives, from how we work to where we spend our free time. Less often discussed is how COVID-19 has affected how we sleep, and the underlying phenomenon of “coronasomnia.”

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