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

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Sleep Spindles: The Ongoing Need for Education

By: AAST Editor
November 8th, 2018

Sleep spindles are an information processing and transferring feature of the sleeping brain. With that in mind, AAST gathered together leading sleep-care professionals to discuss hot topics in the field — transferring information from them to you. AAST board member Allen Boone, RPSGT, RST, CCRA, CCRC, hosts this four-part video series. In our fourth and final installment, we have an interview with fellow board member Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, and Past President Laura A. Linley, RST, RPSGT, CRTT, on the topic of the need for ongoing education.  

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The Changing Face of Sleep Technology, Part III

By: Kent Caylor, RPSGT
November 1st, 2018

This article is part three in a four-part series on the ever-changing face of sleep technology. In this article, we’ll address the following questions: What does the future of sleep medicine look like? How will evolving technology change the way sleep studies are done? And, just as importantly, how will economic pressures affect sleep medicine?

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4 Perspectives on Sleep Tech Education

By: Alexa Schlosser
October 18th, 2018

Sleep technologists have an important and wide-ranging job. They care for patients with sleep disorders, which can encompass comprehensive evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders, including in-center polysomnographic testing and out-of-center sleep testing; diagnostic and therapeutic interventions; comprehensive patient care; and direct patient education.

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Monthly Musings - How Are Your DMEs?

By: AAST Editor
October 12th, 2018

Every sleep professional knows that getting the right equipment (and getting it to work right) is crucial for any patient. Sometimes the companies that make durable medical equipment (or DMEs) are extremely helpful when working with patients, while others are not. We asked some of our members to explain their relationship working with DMEs, for better or for worse.

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Sleep Spindles: Talking Tech With Patients

By: AAST Editor
October 4th, 2018

Sleep spindles are an information processing and transferring feature of the sleeping brain. With that in mind, AAST gathered together leading sleep-care professionals to discuss hot topics in the field — transferring information from them to you. AAST board member Allen Boone, RPSGT, RST, CCRA, CCRC, hosts this four-part video series. In our third installment, we have an interview with fellow board members Laree J. Fordyce, RST, RPSGT, CCSH, and Brendan Duffy, RPSGT, RST, CCSH, on the topic of talking tech with patients.    

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How to Make the Most of AAST’s 2018 Annual Meeting

By: Tamara Sellman, RPSGT, CCSH
September 27th, 2018

The AAST 2018 Annual Meeting is quickly approaching. Whether it’s your first conference or you’re a veteran, everyone could use help maximizing their time. Savvy conference-goers know this: While sessions are valuable, the conversations between them are invaluable. Face-to-face networking with your peers is the No. 1 reason why you should attend any conference.

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Sleep Spindles: Why Is CPAP Adherence So Critical?

By: AAST Editor
September 10th, 2018

Sleep spindles are an information processing and transferring feature of the sleeping brain. With that in mind, AAST gathered together leading sleep-care professionals to discuss hot topics in the field — transferring information from them to you. AAST board member Allen Boone, RPSGT, RST, CCRA, CCRC, hosts this four-part video series. In our second installment, we have an interview with fellow board members Julie DeWitte, RST, RPSGT, RCP, and Laree J. Fordyce, RST, RPSGT, CCSH, on the topic of why CPAP adherence is so critical.

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Matthew Anastasi on Management of Complex Patients in the Sleep Lab

By: AAST Editor
September 6th, 2018

  Matthew Anastasi, BS, RST, RPSGT, is presenting the breakout session "Management of Complex Patients in the Sleep Lab: The Implications of Severe Obesity” at the AAST 2018 Annual Meeting, Sept. 28-30, 2018, in Indianapolis. We caught up with Anastasi to discuss his background and the future of sleep medicine.

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Jessica Schmidt on The Field of Sleep Medicine in the Context of the American Healthcare Landscape

By: AAST Editor
August 30th, 2018

Jessica Schmidt, RPSGT, CCSH, FACHE, is presenting the breakout session "The Field of Sleep Medicine in the Context of the American Healthcare Landscape” at the AAST 2018 Annual Meeting, Sept. 28-30, 2018, in Indianapolis. We caught up with Schmidt to discuss her background and the future of sleep medicine.

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Mary McKinley on Managing Insomnia in Chronic Disease

By: AAST Editor
August 23rd, 2018

  Mary McKinley, R. EEG T., RPSGT, MA, is presenting the breakout session “Complementary and Integrative Therapies for the Management of Insomnia in Chronic Disease” at the AAST 2018 Annual Meeting, Sept. 28-30, 2018, in Indianapolis. We caught up with McKinley to discuss her background and the future of sleep medicine.

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