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

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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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Primary Care Physician vs. Sleep Specialist: Who Knows Best?

By: Kristina Weaver
February 22nd, 2018

Sleep problems can predispose individuals to many medical conditions. Conversely, medical disorders can lead to sleep disturbance. In fact, sleep disturbance represents one of the most challenging, yet exceptionally common problems faced in the primary care practice today.

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Exciting Things in Store for Sleep Technology

By: AAST Editor
January 24th, 2018

As we are now into 2018, there are exciting things in store for members of AAST across the board! From programs to education to events, there will be many tools and resources at the disposal of sleep professionals going forward. We caught up with the six chairs of the various AAST committees and asked them to describe what members should be most looking forward to in the year ahead with regards to their respective committees. Here is what they told us:

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Finally – Some Good News for CPAP Users

By: Richard Rosenberg, PhD
May 30th, 2017

Lately, the news has not been great for CPAP users and the sleep centers that care for them. The USPSTF recommended against screening of asymptomatic patients and, in doing so, threw some major shade on the use of CPAP.

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Keeping up with the Joneses: Jones Tube and Problems with CPAP

By: Brendan Duffy
January 19th, 2017

Ah… Sleep Medicine Is this a great field or what? Caution-this particular blog will provide more questions than answers... I am counting on you to fill in some of the blanks.

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