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

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Recent Sleep Apnea News, Winter 2021

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
January 22nd, 2021

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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This Week in Sleep Medicine: January 19, 2021

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
January 19th, 2021

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 Pediatric Sleep News, January 2021

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
January 15th, 2021

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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This Week in Sleep Medicine: January 12, 2021

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
January 12th, 2021

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 Insomnia News, Winter 2020-21

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
January 8th, 2021

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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Parasomnias | sleepwalking | somnambulism

Sleepwalking (Somnambulism): Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
January 8th, 2021

In an informal conversation, you might bring the term "sleepwalking" up as a casual way of talking about a lack of focus or energy. But, for numerous adults and children, sleepwalking is a real problem with significant consequences. As a sleep professional, it is crucial you educate patients with parasomnias, like sleepwalking, as these sleep disorders can have physically destructive and lasting effects. What Is Sleep Walking (Somnambulism)? Sleepwalking (somnambulism), is a type of behavior disorder originating while you're in a deep sleep. It falls in the class of parasomnias. It leads to walking around or performing other behaviors while you're still mostly sleeping. It's more common in kids than it is in adults. There are more chances of it occurring in people:

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: January 5, 2021

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
January 5th, 2021

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 Circadian Rhythm News, Winter Solstice 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
December 23rd, 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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This Week in Sleep Medicine: December 22, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
December 22nd, 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. While  You Were Sleeping will return on January 5, 2021.

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Recent Sleep Disorder News, December 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
December 18th, 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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