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

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2017 World Sleep Congress: A Perspective for Sleep Technologists

By: AAST Coordinator
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 Coordinator
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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Manual Titration of Positive Airway Pressure in Patients with OSA and Related Respiratory Disturbances

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

By: AAST Coordinator
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 Coordinator
October 1st, 2017

Fall Course Speaker Preview: Dr. Earl O Bergersen

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Uncovering the Truth About CPAP

By: AAST Coordinator
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 Coordinator
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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Digital Apps and Sleep Technologists

By: AAST Coordinator
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 Coordinator
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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Personal Sleep Devices - Advice from a Registered Sleep Technologist

By: Kevin Asp
August 31st, 2017

Have your patients been having difficulties sleeping recently? If so, a personal sleep device could work for them. Because we lead consistently stressful modern lives nowadays, our minds and bodies are rarely at rest. We live in a world of work, dramas, deadlines, family and personal commitments. Add this to the fact that we are contactable 24/7 via SMS and email, and it’s no wonder people have trouble with their sleeping patterns and sleep quality.

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The Importance of Sleep in Athletics: Training, Performance and Injury

By: Brendan Duffy
December 13th, 2016

Hey Coach - it’s 10 PM… or 8 AM… Do you know where your players are?   It is surprising that with all of the research that is available these days, some coaches and trainers are still not aware of the importance of sleep in athletics with regard to training, performance and injury prevention.

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