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

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Q & A With Dr. Seema Khosla On Telemedicine And Its Future

By: Yoona Ha
July 26th, 2016

We spoke with Dr. Khosla, who shared her thoughts on the field of telemedicine  1. What’s your background in sleep medicine and how did you get into telemedicine? I completed a fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia. Afterwards, I worked for a hospital system.  A few years later, I was asked to join my current company to practice 100 percent Sleep Medicine.  At that time, telemedicine was a small part of the clinical practice but one that I enjoyed.  The telemedicine component ebbs and flows depending upon patient demand locally and remotely.

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How Bridging The Gap Betwen Occupational Therapy And Sleep Technology Brings Better Outcomes

By: Joel Porquez
July 19th, 2016

  Bridging the gap between occupational therapy and sleep technology will maximize outcomes for pediatric patients This article was originally published by Sleep Review. Have you ever worked with occupational therapy in addressing the sleep needs of pediatric patients?

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Q & A With John Lund: The Telemedicine Expert

By: Yoona Ha
July 15th, 2016

John Lund shares his thoughts on the field of telemecine  Q: Could you start off by giving us some background on who you are and what you do in telemedicine? I’m the CEO of PDS, Inc. (which stands for Precision Diagnostic Services). We’re a diagnostic sleep company that partners with hospitals in the Midwest.  Precision Diagnostic Services has been in business for little over 18 years.  I’ve worked in healthcare for more than 30 years, and as some can attest, the Midwest in some ways is a little geographically challenged.  And I say that because we don’t really have a high density of population.  So early on, we believed that we could bring technology and expertise to those outlier communities (those without dense populations and lack of access to the facilities and care that those living in bigger higher population density areas would).

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Why Sleep Training Should Be Part of Sports Teams’ Winning Traditions

By: Brendan Duffy
July 14th, 2016

Brendan Duffy discusses 5 things every sports coach and athletic trainer needs to know about sleep This article was originally published in Sleep Review Magazine.  After more than 5 decades of being shut out of championships, the city of Cleveland finally got a chance this June to celebrate a winner. Basketball star LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers back from a 3-to-1-game deficit against the Golden State Warriors. In the grueling seven-game series, James and his teammates beat a solid opponent in the Warriors, as well as beat another ever-present opponent in sports: fatigue.

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Q+A with Dr. Barry Fields, An Expert on Telemedicine

By: Yoona Ha
July 7th, 2016

Dr. Barry Fields, an expert on telemedicine does a Q & A with us! Who is Dr. Fields? Dr. Fields completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University in 2003 and obtained his MD at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 2007.

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10 Proven Tips To Make Your Sleep Deprived Teen Sleep Better

By: Yoona Ha
June 23rd, 2016

Sleep has become the thing that's frequently missing in teenagers' lives! Few Americans these days get the hours of sleep optimal for their age, but experts agree that teenagers are more likely to fall short than anyone else.

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What happens to your brain when you're sleep deprived? An Infographic

By: Yoona Ha
June 16th, 2016

What does sleep deprivation do to your brain? We came across this stunning infographic by Science.Mic that explains what happens to your brain, and what it means for you, when your brain is sleep deprived.

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Pediatric Sleep Disorders: Tips for Technologists

By: Yoona Ha
June 15th, 2016

Did you know that sleep disturbances are seen in as many as 25 to 30 percent of infants and children? This article draws heavily from the A2Zzz article "Basics of Pedriatric Sleep and Scoring" by authors Joel Porquez, BS, CCSH, RST/ RPGST and Laree Fordyce, RST, RPSGT, CCRP. To read the full article see the A2Zzz.

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What is APAP Therapy? A Comprehensive Breakdown

By: Kevin Asp
June 13th, 2016

What is APAP Therapy? A Comprehensive Breakdown If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, APAP is a term you may have heard. It may even be used to describe the treatment therapy you've been prescribed. But what does it mean?

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12 Tips For Safety Considerations in The Sleep Lab

By: Laura Linley
June 10th, 2016

What are some safety considerations in the sleep center for infection control? This article originally appeared in the A2Zzz Magazine's June 2015 issue. Click here to access the original article.

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