This Week in Sleep Medicine: October 27, 2020
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Dr. Seema Khosla, Medical Director of the North Dakota Center for Sleep in Fargo, ND and industry expert contributor will provide a look into how she is managing patient care, break down the ”WHY’s” that sleep centers have to respond to and the risks presented by this pandemic, as well as the need to educate our patients on the safety precautions being taken.
The AAST is also responding to the "HOW's" of implementation of a safety plan. Dottie Covey-Elleby, ACHC Corporate Accreditation Surveyor will provide her perspective on best practices for meeting national safety standards. AAST Members who attend this webinar will be able to claim 1 CE credit after passing a short knowledge assessment.
- Sleep problems plague coronavirus long-haulers: 'It felt like drowning'
TODAY || October 23, 2020
- Health Care Workers Struggled With Mood, Sleep in First Months of COVID-19 Pandemic
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HEALTH LAB || October 23, 2020
- A bad year for good sleep: Pandemic stress thought to exacerbate disorders, Spokane sleep specialist says
SPOKANE JOURNAL || October 22, 2020
For the latest information, please check the following resources:
- Updated: Sleep-Related COVID-19 Resources
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SLEEP TECHNOLOGISTS
- Updated: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup October 23, 2020
U.S. FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION
- Latest: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF SLEEP MEDICINE
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
Burnt Store Road streetlights ‘too invasive,’ neighbors beg Lee County to adopt new standards
October 15, 2020
From the article: “This month, commissioners approved another effort to replace old lights countywide, which would take three years and an estimated $1.3 million.”
Takeaway: This is a significant challenge globally. Replacing the old sodium-vapor lamps (which cast a yellow light) is meant to save municipalities a lot of money, but the new energy-efficient LEDs (which emit blue light) seem to be the source for chronic insomnia and circadian disruption.