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American Association of Sleep Technologists Blog

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

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 24, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
October 24th, 2017

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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The Implants Have Landed!

By: AAST Editor
October 20th, 2017

Edwin M. Valladares, MS, RPSGT, RST

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PAP Titration Guide

Manual Titration of Positive Airway Pressure in Patients with OSA and Related Respiratory Disturbances

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2017 World Sleep Congress: A Perspective for Sleep Technologists

By: AAST Editor
October 19th, 2017

I was fortunate enough to attend The World Sleep Congress, which took place October 7-11 in Prague, Czech Republic. As a joint Congress of the World Association of Sleep Medicine and World Sleep Federation, this conference delivered hundreds of lectures and poster abstracts that are important to the future of sleep technology and attracted thousands of clinicians.

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Sleep Disorders and Traumatic Brain Injuries

By: AAST Editor
October 17th, 2017

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is clinically defined as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology caused by an external force. TBI may result from motor vehicle accidents, falling objects, assault, bomb blasts, etc. TBI is a leading cause of death and can cause lifelong disabilities in survivors. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.6 to 3.2 million TBI’s are reported in the United States. Following the initial injury, patients may complain of headaches, nausea or vomiting, memory loss, mood changes, and difficulty with attention or concentration.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 17, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
October 17th, 2017

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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This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 10, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
October 10th, 2017

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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A Sleep Tech’s Guide to Sleep Apnea

By: Kevin Asp
October 6th, 2017

Sleep apnea is a condition that affects nearly 18 million Americans. Left untreated, the condition can lead to a wide range of health problems, including: heart failure, stroke, diabetes, weight gain, impotence, headaches, depression, memory problems, and hypertension. Of course, this is in addition to the constant sleepiness patients often experience due to continuously interrupted sleep.

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Pros and Cons of Dental Sleep Apnea Treatment Devices

By: Kevin Asp
October 4th, 2017

Whatever the reason, some patients have given up on continuing PAP treatment altogether. But just because they put away their PAP mask, doesn't mean that their apnea is gone as well. As an alternative to PAP treatment, you can recommend a dental device as a possible option that can help treat sleep apnea in some patients.

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Pros and Cons of Adaptive Servo-Ventilation (ASV) for Sleep Apnea

By: Kevin Asp
October 3rd, 2017

Sleep apnea is a condition affecting millions of Americans. In fact, the American Sleep Apnea Association reports that sleep apnea is as common, among Americans, as Type 2 Diabetes, affecting some 18 million people.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 3, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
October 3rd, 2017

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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