<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1717549828521399&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

Sleep Technology

American Association of Sleep Technologists Blog

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

Blog Feature

Sleep Technologist Advice

What Is A Home Sleep Test?

By: Kevin Asp
November 16th, 2017

At least 25 million American adults struggle with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to the National Sleep Awareness Project. Sleep technologists, like you, use sleep studies to help diagnose sleep apnea, primarily OSA. Some patients, in conjuction with their physician, may now choose a home sleep apnea test (HSAT) instead of an in-lab sleep study.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: November 15, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
November 15th, 2017

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.

Read More

Share

PAP Titration Guide

Manual Titration of Positive Airway Pressure in Patients with OSA and Related Respiratory Disturbances

Ensure you are achieving an optimal titration.

Subscribe to the blog and gain instant access to this guide.

Blog Feature

Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: November 7, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
November 7th, 2017

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.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 31, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
October 31st, 2017

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.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Sleep Disorders | Sleep Technologist Advice

Pediatric Sleep Studies: A Sleep Tech’s Guide

By: Rita Brooks
October 26th, 2017

When conducting pediatric sleep studies in your sleep lab, remember that you will not treat children the same way you would adults. Children have distinct needs based on their stage of development and age, spanning from when they're newborns to their adolescence.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 24, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
October 24th, 2017

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.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Sleep Technology Trends | Sleep Medicine | Sleep Technologist Advice

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.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Sleep Technology Trends | Sleep Medicine | Sleep Technologist Advice

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.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 17, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
October 17th, 2017

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.

Read More

Share

Blog Feature

Sleep Technologist Advice

This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 10, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
October 10th, 2017

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.

Read More

Share