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

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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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A2Zzz President’s Message: Start Looking Toward the Future

By: Melinda Trimble, LRCP, RPSGT, RST, FAAST, AAST President
December 17th, 2020

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: December 15, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
December 15th, 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 Pediatric Sleep News, Early Winter 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
December 11th, 2020

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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Sports and Sleep: A Q&A with Authors Pat Byrne and Suzanne Byrne

By: Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, and Monica Roselli, assistant editor of A2Zzz
December 10th, 2020

In August, authors Pat Byrne and Suzanne Byrne published their new book, “Inconvenient Sleep: Why Teams Win and Lose,” in which the father-daughter duo discuss the latest research and findings related to sleep and fatigue solutions for athletes, teams, sports leagues and officials. While their book provides insight for athletes and teams, the knowledge and new ideas discussed are applicable to anyone that sleeps. Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, and Monica Roselli, assistant editor of A2Zzz, recently spoke with Pat and Suzanne about their book, the current state of sleep and sports, and what they hope people take away from reading their recent findings.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (Cabin Fever): Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
December 8th, 2020

Many people experience short time periods where they're feeling not quite like themselves or maybe a little sad. In some cases, these changes in mood start and end with the change of the seasons. They might begin feeling "down" as the days become shorter in autumn and winter, but start feeling better again come springtime when the daylight hours are longer. Sometimes, these changes in mood are more serious and have an impact on how they think, feel, and handle day-to-day activities. 

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: December 8, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
December 8th, 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 Apnea News, December 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
December 4th, 2020

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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