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5 Types of Sleep Tests and When to Use Them

By: Rita Brooks
November 22nd, 2017

Many people aren't getting the adequate amount of sleep required for their bodies to function properly. While some individuals just need more sleep because of family, social, or work obligations impacting their shut-eye, others may have an untreated sleep disorder that keeps them from getting good quality sleep each night.

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2017 World Sleep Congress: A Perspective for Sleep Technologists

By: AAST Editor
October 19th, 2017

I was fortunate enough to attend The World Sleep Congress, which took place October 7-11 in Prague, Czech Republic. As a joint Congress of the World Association of Sleep Medicine and World Sleep Federation, this conference delivered hundreds of lectures and poster abstracts that are important to the future of sleep technology and attracted thousands of clinicians.

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Sleep Disorders and Traumatic Brain Injuries

By: AAST Editor
October 17th, 2017

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is clinically defined as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology caused by an external force. TBI may result from motor vehicle accidents, falling objects, assault, bomb blasts, etc. TBI is a leading cause of death and can cause lifelong disabilities in survivors. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.6 to 3.2 million TBI’s are reported in the United States. Following the initial injury, patients may complain of headaches, nausea or vomiting, memory loss, mood changes, and difficulty with attention or concentration.

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Trauma Associated Sleep Disorder: A New Nightmare or Wrinkle on an Old Favorite?

By: AAST Editor
October 2nd, 2017

Can the emergence of a brand-new sleep disorder be a beautiful thing? In many ways, it can be inspiring, labor intensive, full of future possibilities … and usually quite messy!

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Fall Course Speaker Preview: Dr. Earl O. Bergersen

By: AAST Editor
October 1st, 2017

Fall Course Speaker Preview: Dr. Earl O Bergersen

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Uncovering the Truth About CPAP

By: AAST Editor
September 25th, 2017

As a sleep technologist, you invariably have the topic of CPAP on your mind. And it can grow increasingly difficult to separate the facts from fiction, as new developments take place.

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Obtaining Insurance Authorization and Minimizing Denials

By: AAST Editor
September 20th, 2017

There once was a time a sleep study could be scheduled without consideration of the insurance carrier.  Patients could be scheduled that night or the next day. Times have really changed as we have moved into an age of pre-authorizations and longer wait times for patients to have an overnight sleep study. 

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AAST Members to Speak at International Palestinian Congress

By: AAST Editor
September 19th, 2017

Four AAST members will present at The International Palestinian Congress in Sleep Medicine in Jerusalem, 26-27 October.

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Digital Apps and Sleep Technologists

By: AAST Editor
September 17th, 2017

What is the role of digital apps in monitoring positive airway pressure adherence? Find out in Louisville, Ky., October 13-14, as the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) and KYSS (Kentucky Sleep Society) present the Fall Course: Current Technology Trends in Sleep Medicine.

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Tech Talk: Using Digital Technology to Monitor Adherence

By: AAST Editor
September 11th, 2017

Are you up-to-date with the latest trends for sleep technology? If not, you should plan to catch up with the AAST in Louisville, Ky., October 13-14, as we present the Fall Course: Current Technology Trends in Sleep Medicine.

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