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

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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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Now Available, 2016 Fall Course Presentations!

By: AAST Coordinator
November 2nd, 2016

 

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Sleep Technology Terms and Definitions eBook

Sleep Technology Terms and Definitions

Discover the 42 key terms all sleep technologists should know, so you can communicate more effectively in the workplace.

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Meet The AAST President-Elect: Rita Brooks

By: Yoona Ha
July 21st, 2016

The 2016 election for the AAST Board of Directors came to an end with the largest number of participating voters in history Newly re-elected, President Elect Rita Brooks shares her thoughts on winning this year's election. 

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From Sleep Technologist To Chief Executive: Richard Bonato Dreams of Innovation

By: Yoona Ha
July 5th, 2016

 

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Are All Policy And Procedure Manuals Created Equal?

By: Tamara Sellman
June 21st, 2016

Are All Policy And Procedure Manuals Created Equal? This article originally appeared in the Volume 25 Number 1 A2zzz issue.

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Meet The New AAST Director-at-Large: Peter Allen

By: Yoona Ha
May 3rd, 2016

The 2016 election for the AAST Board of Directors came to an end with the largest number of participating voters in history Newly elected AAST Director-at-Large Peter Allen shares his thoughts on winning this year's election. 

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Sleep Technology Trends | Sleep Medicine

Measuring Diagnostic & Treatment Outcomes in PSG's and HSAT's

By: Kevin Phillips
April 20th, 2016

There is a lot of important information being gathered on how sleep studies (PSG) and Home Sleep Apnea Testing (HSAT) are used for diagnosing sleep apnea. Dr. Charles Atwood, Associate Professor of Medicine, provides a series of short lectures discussing emerging information about the usefulness of HSATs (also known as portable monitoring) for diagnosing sleep apnea in adult patients.  His presentations cover a wide range of topics including subjective and objective measurement methods, processes and outcomes for both PSG and HSAT, as well as the various sleep measures of both diagnostic tools.

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Planning a Sleep Course? Behind the Scenes with Allen Boone

By: Yoona Ha
March 21st, 2016

Planning a sleep course? Read our Q+A with Allen Boone Allen Boone, an AAST member for 23 years and the current Director-at-Large and board liaison to the AAST Program Committee sat down with us to talk about what it takes to prepare for the biggest sleep technologist event of the year: The AAST Annual Meeting.

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Sleep Technology Trends | Sleep Technologist Advice

(E-Book Download) HIPAA Compliance in the Sleep Center

By: Yoona Ha
March 11th, 2016

How should you handle HIPAA compliance in the sleep center? This article was originally published in the Summer 2006 edition of A2Zzz Magazine. To view the original article, sign up to download our free e-book bundle. We also published a similar article that pointed out how to manage infection control issues within the pediatric sleep center.

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What are Respiratory Event Related Arousals (RERAs)?

By: Yoona Ha
March 10th, 2016

What are Respiratory Event Related arousals? Respiratory Event Related Arousals (RERAs) are occurrences sleep technologists may see during a patient's sleep study.  Apneas and hypopneas can last anywhere from 10 seconds to over 2 minutes depending on the severity of the patient's condition, and it's important to note that RERAs do not meet the criteria to be called an apnea or hypopnea occurrence, however they do cause arousals.

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