A Brief Overview on Sleep Health and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

A Brief Overview on Sleep Health and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

By: Robyn Woidtke, RN, RPSGT Why should we care about and recognize polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in sleep health?  This “very” brief overview is aimed to answer some of those questions.  Additionally, an objective would be to create an interest in reaching out...
Irregular Sleep Pattern and Mood

Irregular Sleep Pattern and Mood

By: Joshua Roland, MD, FAASM It is fairly intuitive that mood and sleep have a bidirectional relationship.  When we sleep poorly, we are more likely to not be in our best disposition and have a compromised emotional threshold the following day.  We also know anxiety,...
A Sleep Tech’s Firsthand Experience with COVID

A Sleep Tech’s Firsthand Experience with COVID

By: Edwin M. Valladares, MS, RPSGT, Manager, USC Sleep Disorders Center COVID-19 is an elusive buggee monster until it hits home. At the beginning of 2021 I contracted COVID-19. One day I felt like my lungs were slightly inflamed, like getting dust in your lungs and...

The President’s Corner

By: Rafael Pelayo, MD, FAASM Dear California Sleep Society, I hope you are as safe and healthy as possible during this time.  It has become routine for the sleep professionals in our state to see patients via Zoom and to wear full PPE when working with patients in the...
The AHI Challenge

The AHI Challenge

By: Robyn Woidtke, MSN, RN, RPSGT, CCSH In 2017, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force stated that screening for sleep apnea is not recommended in symptomatic adults, including those with unrecognized symptom[1]. This is an interesting conundrum as many individuals...