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Tech Talk: Using Digital Technology to Monitor Adherence

By: AAST Coordinator
September 11th, 2017

Are you up-to-date with the latest trends for sleep technology? If not, you should plan to catch up with the AAST in Louisville, Ky., October 13-14, as we present the Fall Course: Current Technology Trends in Sleep Medicine.

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Traveling With a CPAP Machine? Here's What You Should Know

By: Kevin Asp
September 11th, 2017

Traveling is a hassle in itself, and those with sleep apnea often struggle to handle traveling with their CPAP machine.  Sleep technologists working with CPAP patients should know the necessary steps to take when traveling  so they can be prepared to answer any questions they may have. Knowing these tips will help ease their anxiety about their CPAP machine, and help increase their adherence with the therapy.

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AAST and BRPT to Represent USA at World Sleep 2017

By: AAST Coordinator
September 6th, 2017

The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) and the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) are proud to announce that Daniel D. Lane, BS, RPSGT, CCSH, president of the BRPT, and David Wolfe, MSEd, RPSGT, RRT-SDS, director on the board of the AAST, are jointly representing the USA at the World Sleep 2017 meeting in Praque, Czech Republic. 

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: September 5, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
September 5th, 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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8 Tips to Increase CPAP Adherence in Sleep Apnea Patients

By: Rita Brooks
September 5th, 2017

As a sleep technologist, you treat patients with sleep apnea on a regular basis. Continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP is an effective and widely used treatment for the condition. Patients use the non-surgical treatment when sleeping to open the airways.

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Personal Sleep Devices - Advice from a Registered Sleep Technologist

By: Kevin Asp
August 31st, 2017

Have your patients been having difficulties sleeping recently? If so, a personal sleep device could work for them. Because we lead consistently stressful modern lives nowadays, our minds and bodies are rarely at rest. We live in a world of work, dramas, deadlines, family and personal commitments. Add this to the fact that we are contactable 24/7 via SMS and email, and it’s no wonder people have trouble with their sleeping patterns and sleep quality.

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Sleep Technologists Respond to Hurricane Harvey

By: Rita Brooks
August 31st, 2017

As aftermath effects of Hurricane Harvey continue to unfold in Texas, AAST wishes to help members with resources that best help them prepare for these circumstances and recover from the impact.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 29, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
August 29th, 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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How Sleep Medicine has Evolved: From Diagnosis to Patient Outcomes

By: Rita Brooks
August 28th, 2017

Sleep medicine is always evolving, and the need for people to gain more knowledge and experience as a registered sleep technologist is growing. As a current or prospective sleep technologist, it’s important for you to know how sleep medicine has evolved to focus more on patient education and positive treatment outcomes.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 22, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
August 22nd, 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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