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

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Sleep Disorder News, Early Spring 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
March 13th, 2020

Sleep Disorder Wire is an occasional supplemental news report capturing sleep disorder news* of relevant interest to sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine. *beyond insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and sleep breathing disorders, which appear as separate curations in the Sleep Wire series

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CPAP | CPAP Adherance | Group Education

CPAP Group Education: A Promising Method for Improved CPAP Adherence

By: AAST Associate Editor
March 12th, 2020

As sleep professionals, we know the importance of using a CPAP device to keep our patients’ breathing consistent while they sleep. For patients with compliance difficulties, CPAP group education might be a viable option. Evidence shows improving CPAP adherence with education in a peer-to-peer environment is an effective way to engage patients. These CPAP support groups and CPAP group discussions can be extremely beneficial for both the patient and the sleep technologist.

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AAST CCSH Workshop

Save the Date: AAST 2020 CCSH Workshop

Designed for health professionals who work directly with sleep medicine patients, families and other healthcare practitioners to coordinate and manage patient care and improve outcomes

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: March 10, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
March 10th, 2020

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education. DON'T FORGET!  WORLD SLEEP DAY IS FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020!

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Recent Pediatric Sleep News, Winter 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
March 6th, 2020

Pediatric Sleep Wire is an occasional supplemental news report capturing pediatric sleep news of relevant interest to sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.

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obstructive sleep apnea | Overlap Syndrome | COPD

OSA and COPD Overlap Syndrome: Signs, Symptoms, and Mortality

By: Kevin Asp
March 5th, 2020

Two common sleep/pulmonary diseases are obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These two conditions can occur simultaneously creating a condition known as Overlap Syndrome, which creates two fold the uncomfortable disordered breathing conditions, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. It results in long-term chronic health issues that go beyond your lungs, like heart disease and diabetes, and their linked myriad complications. 

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history of sleep technology

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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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: March 3, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
March 3rd, 2020

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education.

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Recent Sleep Apnea News, Winter 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
February 28th, 2020

Sleep Apnea Wire is an occasional supplemental news report capturing sleep breathing disorder news of relevant interest to sleep technologists and sleep health educators not featured in our regular news series, This Week in Sleep Medicine.

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: February 25, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
February 25th, 2020

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education.

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history of sleep technology

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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