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

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Recent Insomnia News, June 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
June 12th, 2020

Insomnia Wire is an occasional supplemental news report  capturing insomnia 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 | COVID-19

Sleep and Sleep Apnea in the COVID19 Era

By: Robert Ledda, MD
June 11th, 2020

As a sleep technologist, you likely know COVID-19 has disrupted many people's lives, and can cause a dilemma for individuals struggling with sleep apnea. In the COVID-19 era, sleep is more important than ever for your patient’s physical and mental health and their immune systems. Here, and through his YouTube channel, Dr. Bob Ledda, M.D., a health and wellness physician at Community Health & Wellness Center, shows there is scientific evidence pointing to the association between metabolic diseases and poor sleep. Dr, Bob, who is a partner at Cenegenics® Alaska, talks about the physiology and long-standing medical consequences of sleep apnea, what the various treatment options are, and what supplements he suggests that scientific studies have shown to improve sleep. 

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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: June 9, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
June 9th, 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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COVID-19 | reopening sleep centers/clinics

Reopening of Sleep Centers/Clinics: Sleep Technologist Considerations

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
June 5th, 2020

As public health professionals make the determination it's safe to see patients and there are more relaxed stay-at-home restrictions, sleep technologist practices should strategically plan on how and when it's best to reopen. They should take recommended guidance from relevant prominent authorities, such as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the American Medical Association (AMA), on how to safely reopen their facilities. 

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Recent Circadian Rhythm News, June 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
June 5th, 2020

Circadian Wire is an occasional supplemental news report  capturing circadian rhythm 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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phrenic nerve stimulation

Experts Discuss Phrenic Nerve Stimulation for Patients with Central Sleep Apnea

By: UCHealth North
June 4th, 2020

Cindy Crosby, Rebecca Hood and Jessica Peach are respectively, the director, manager and supervisor of Sleep Services in University of Colorado Health’s Northern Region. This includes their core labs at Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies and outreach or support services to surrounding areas. Their sleep team includes five board-certified sleep physicians and three sleep physician assistants as well as a large network of dedicated technologists and schedulers that allows their group to conduct over 6,000 sleep studies per year.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: June 2, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
June 2nd, 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 Disorder News, Late Spring 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
May 29th, 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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sleep center | safety | COVID-19

Compliance Corner: Return to Work Safety Plan

By: Laura A. Linley, CRTT, RPSGT, RST, FAAST
May 27th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unwelcome challenges overnight, leaving the healthcare industry floundering in a sea of change; it seems that every service line now must assess, pivot and adopt safety procedures aimed at reducing the risk of care. My goal for this compliance corner is to highlight the resources and standards required to develop an enhanced and ongoing safety plan for your sleep center.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: May 26, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
May 26th, 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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