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

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Being Smart With Smart Beds

By: AAST Associate Editor
May 6th, 2020

If you’re keeping up with sleep technology trends, you’ve probably heard of smart beds. From temperature controlled mattresses to adjustable firmness, it seems the traditional box spring mattress has been replaced with a technological equivalent.

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The Changing Face of Sleep Technology, Part 4

By: Kent Caylor, RPSGT
March 13th, 2020

This is the fourth article in a series on the changing face of sleep technology. The past three articles focused on technology and the economy. This article focuses on how all these changes could directly impact the future sleep technologist. Technology is advancing at an incredible rate, and with home sleep apnea tests on the rise, the role of the sleep technologist will continue to evolve. I use the word “evolve” because I don’t think this position will be phased out any time soon. In fact, I see just the opposite happening.

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Sleep Technology Trends | Sleep technology | history of sleep technology

The Changing Face of Sleep Technology: Part 1

By: Kent Caylor, RPSGT
February 19th, 2020

A Brief History of Polysomnography The earliest recorded theory of sleep is from c450 BC. At that time, a Greek physician by the name of Almaeon described sleep as a loss of consciousness as blood recedes from the surface of the body¹. A few other theories came out regarding sleep. However, all theories encompassed a similar theme: Sleep was seen as a passive state in which the brain was simply “turned off.”

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