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OSA | facial scanning | 3D

Three-Dimensional Facial Scanning: A Screening Tool for Sleep Apnea

By: Regina Patrick, RPSGT
December 3rd, 2020

Scientists have long noted that a large neck circumference and retrognathia (i.e., receding chin) are risk factors for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The former can be determined with a simple tape measure. The latter can be measured on x-ray images (i.e., radiographs). Scientists have recently demonstrated that three-dimensional (3D) facial scanning may detect more subtle features of the head such as width and length of the lower jaw, width of the face, and distance between the eyes that could be used to identify people who may be at risk of sleep apnea. This technology could potentially be used to more accurately detect people who may be at risk of having OSA.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: December 1, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
December 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.

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Recent Insomnia News, November 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
November 27th, 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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sleep | night terrors

A Tale of Two Terrors: Night Terrors in Children and Adults

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
November 25th, 2020

The parasomnia known as night terrors (also referred to as sleep terrors or pavor nocturnus) is generally discussed within the context of families. It’s commonly presumed that only children experience these disruptive episodes, but the fact is, adults are just as likely to experience them.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: November 24, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
November 24th, 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. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO OUR MEMBERS IN THE US!

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Recent Circadian Rhythm News, Late Fall 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
November 20th, 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: November 18, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
November 18th, 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 Disorder News, November 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
November 13th, 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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This Week in Sleep Medicine: November 10, 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
November 10th, 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. NOTE: While You Were Sleeping will post on Wed Nov 18 next week

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Recent Pediatric Sleep News, November 2020

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
November 6th, 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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