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

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: January 16, 2018

By: Tamara Sellman
January 16th, 2018

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.  

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4 Ways You Can Advance Your Career as a Sleep Technologist

By: Rita Brooks
January 10th, 2018

Sleep medicine is an advancing field and continues to grow rapidly. Because there's a greater awareness of sleep disorders these days, there are more job openings, including as a sleep technologist, for sleep medicine professionals. There are also ongoing advancements in medicine and innovative sleep technologies appearing.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: January 9, 2018

By: Tamara Sellman
January 9th, 2018

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.  

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What Is Polysomnography?

By: Rita Brooks
January 4th, 2018

Polysomnography is a test conducted to study sleep and to diagnose a variety of sleep disorders. Some people refer to polysomnography (PSG) as a sleep study. Sleep technologists perform the tests which are typically conducted in hospitals, free-standing facilities, or dedicated sleep clinics. For patients concerned about pain or discomfort, it is important to reassure them that the procedure is non-invasive, and complications from the PSG itself are rare.

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: January 3, 2018

By: Tamara Sellman
January 3rd, 2018

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.  

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: December 27, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
December 27th, 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. Holiday schedule: Hope you are enjoying your holiday season! WYWS will post a day later next week (Wed Jan 3) in order to accommodate the upcoming national holidays.   

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6 FAQs About a CPAP Machine

By: Rita Brooks
December 27th, 2017

CPAP or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure is the most common obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) therapy. As you know, with this sleep apnea therapy, your patients wear a nasal or facial mask while they sleep. Their mask connects to a CPAP machine that delivers positive air flow to maintain an open airway during sleep.

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Which CPAP Mask is Best for Your Patient? Pros & Cons of Various Mask Types

By: Rita Brooks
December 20th, 2017

Sleep disorders have been a huge health problem in the U.S., including sleep apnea. In fact, around 22 million Americans are currently suffering from sleep apnea and 80 percent of these sleep apnea cases are moderate to severe undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: December 19, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
December 19th, 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. Holiday schedule: Hope you are enjoying your holiday season! WYWS will post a day later over the next two weeks (Wed Dec 27 and Wed Jan 3) in order to accommodate the upcoming national holidays.   

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This Week in Sleep Medicine: December 12, 2017

By: Tamara Sellman
December 12th, 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.  

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