This Week in Sleep Medicine: June 30, 2020
While You Were Sleeping: What Sleep Technologists Need to Know This Week
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PANDEMIC QUICK LINKS
- Noisy Humans Make Birds Sleep with One Eye Open – But Lockdown Offered a Reprieve
SLEEP REVIEW || June 27, 2020
- Task Force Offers Sleep Management Recommendations During the Pandemic
PSYCHIATRY ADVISOR || June 24, 2020
- Is disruption of sleep quality a consequence of severe Covid-19 infection? A case-series examination
CHRONOBIOLOGY INTERNATIONAL || June 23, 2020
- LETTER: Protocol for awake prone positioning in COVID-19 patients: to do it earlier, easier, and longer
CRITICAL CARE || June 23, 2020
- Does CPAP Aerosolize COVID-19? New Review Provides Evidence-Based Insights into How Certain Medical Devices Generate and/or Disperse Airborne Particles
SLEEP REVIEW || June 22, 2020
- AASM announces new COVID-19 Relief Fund for sleep societies
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF SLEEP MEDICINE || June 18, 2020
- Sleep Neurologists Call It ‘Covid-Somnia’—Increased Sleep Disturbances Linked to the Pandemic
NEUROLOGY TODAY || June 15, 2020
- The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM) COVID-19 Task Force: Objectives and Summary Recommendations for Managing Sleep during a Pandemic
BEHAVIORAL SLEEP MEDICINE || June 13, 2020
For the latest information, please check the following resources :
- Updated: Sleep-Related COVID-19 Resources
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SLEEP TECHNOLOGISTS || June 30, 2020
- Now available, no charge: The Post-Pandemic Sleep Lab
YALE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE || April 29, 2020
- Reopening of Sleep Centers/Clinics: Sleep Technologist Considerations
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SLEEP TECHNOLOGISTS || June 5, 2020
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Sleep Centers: Risks, Precautions, and Recommendations
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SLEEP TECHNOLOGISTS || March 25, 2020
- COVID-19 mitigation strategies for sleep clinics and sleep centers – REOPENING
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF SLEEP MEDICINE || April 27, 2020
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
Help patients adjust to telehealth by remembering the human touch
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
June 23, 2020
From the feature: Jen Horonjeff, PhD, founder and CEO of Savvy Cooperative: “Sometimes, one of the biggest burdens of [being] a patient [is] we throw all this stuff at them, and it was never designed together. …And then we call them noncompliant because they're not using it, but we haven't designed it in such a way that they can seamlessly interact with it.”
Takeaway: Patience with our patients and ourselves in this new wilderness of sleep telemedicine is required if we're going to make these new tools in telehealth work for all concerned.
SLEEP HYGIENE WATCH
Can Bad Posture Take a Toll On Your Sleep?
June 26, 2020
From the article: “What's your preferred sleeping position? Are you a devoted side sleeper, back sleeper, stomach sleeper? It's a personal preference and a hard habit to break, especially if you've snoozed this way for as long as you can remember. But different sleeping positions can take different tolls on your body—and, as a result, your sleep quality, says [R. Alexandra Duma, D.C., a Team USA sports chiropractor at FICS, a high-tech fitness recovery and wellness studio in New York City].”
Takeaway: Pain will always be an enemy of sleep. The more conscious patients are of their postures at bedtime (and even, this author argues, during the day), the more likely they can make adjustments to their body position to achieve better sleep.