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

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: September 22, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
September 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 is taking a break next week and will return on Tuesday October 6

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Recent Pediatric Sleep News, Early Fall 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
September 18th, 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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Sleep Disorders | Parasomnias

Parasomnias

By: AAST Associate Editor
September 17th, 2020

This blog is based off of the AAST 2019 Annual Meeting Session "Parasomnias." For more information on this session and other session recordings click here. From nightmares to sleepwalking to REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), parasomnias can occur in many forms without the patient even knowing they are experiencing an event. For sleep professionals, it is imperative they can educate patients with parasomnias as these sleep disorders can have lasting and physically damaging effects.

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: September 15, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
September 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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Meet Stacey Myers, RPSGT, CCSH, Who Took AAST’s Designated Education Program

By: Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT)
September 10th, 2020

Republished from BRPT with permission

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Recent Sleep Apnea News, late summer 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
September 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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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: September 1, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
September 1st, 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⭐ is taking Labor Day weekend off and will return on Tuesday September 15  

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Recent Insomnia News, Late Summer 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
August 28th, 2020

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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obstructive sleep apnea | OSA | Stroke

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Stroke

By: AAST Editor
August 27th, 2020

This blog is based off of the AAST 2019 Annual Meeting Session "Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Stroke: Evidence, Mechanisms, and Treatment Strategies." For more information on this session and other session recordings click here. Ischemic stroke (or acute stroke) is the second leading cause of long-term disability. Many who suffer from ischemic stroke also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Currently, ischemic stroke treatment therapies have a very limited therapeutic window and aren’t widely applicable to most patients. The treatment of OSA in patients with acute ischemic stroke is now being looked to as a novel, therapeutic approach to preventing stroke.

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Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: August 25, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
August 25th, 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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