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

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holidays | sleep

Holidays and Sleep

By: AAST Associate Editor
December 18th, 2019

The holiday season is in full swing and that means endless cheer and celebration. The holidays may seem merry and bright, but this time of year can greatly impact how you and your family sleep. How do the holidays impact sleep? While you may enjoy the fa-la-la of the season, know that the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day can cause increased anxiety and depression, insomnia and changes in your sleep cycle. View the below studies and articles to learn more about how to healthily sleep during the holidays and avoid turning into Mr. Grinch. 

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: December 17, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
December 17th, 2019

While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week   🌟 Note: While You Were Sleeping will take a brief holiday hiatus, returning on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Have a wonderful holiday season! 🌟 Your media watchdog for headlines and trends relevant to sleep technology and patient education.

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

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December 2019 Insomnia News

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
December 13th, 2019

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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diabetes | restless legs syndrome

RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME AND DIABETES

By: Regina Patrick, RPSGT, RST
December 12th, 2019

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) affects an estimated 7–10 percent of the general population. The prevalence of RLS is greater in patients with diabetes than in people without diabetes. Diabetic neuropathy (i.e., pathological changes in the peripheral nerves) has been implicated as a risk factor for RLS in diabetic patients. To what extent and how diabetic neuropathy contributes to RLS is unclear. Recent investigations into the relationship between RLS and diabetes have revealed some interesting findings.

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AAST Member Q&A: Dr. Gerald “Jerry” George Mannikarote, MBBS, MBA, RPSGT

By: AAST Associate Editor
December 11th, 2019

Dr. Gerald “Jerry” George Mannikarote, MBBS, MBA, RPSGT, is a healthcare sales and marketing professional with previous experience working in the clinical aspect of the sleep field. Currently, he serves on AAST’s CEC Accreditation Committee. AAST recently caught up with Mannikarote to discuss his love for AAST and how being a member has benefited his life both personally and professionally.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: December 10, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
December 10th, 2019

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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Sleep Spindles

How Technology Impacts Care

By: AAST Associate Editor
December 6th, 2019

As medicine advances, the type of care offered to patients changes too. In the sleep lab, technology has improved the way we interact with our patients—allowing us to reach patients from afar—and impacted how we analyze test results. In this edition of Sleep Spindles, AAST board members Laree Fordyce and Michael Eden discuss how patient care is changing for the better and what we can expect on the horizon.

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Fall Circadian Rhythm News

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
December 6th, 2019

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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AAST Member Q&A: Kristina Davis, RPSGT, RST

By: AAST Associate Editor
December 5th, 2019

Kristina Davis, RPSGT, RST, is a polysomnography technology program director at Coahoma Community College and currently serves on AAST’s CEC Accreditation Committee. We recently spoke with Davis about her love for AAST and how being a member has been a valuable part of her life.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: November 26, 2019

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
November 26th, 2019

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. WYWS will take a holiday break next Tuesday and will return on Tuesday December 9. Happy Thanksgiving!

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