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2020 Educational Symposium

The 13th Annual Educational Symposium to be held in San Diego on September 25-26, 2020, at the Courtyard Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station has been postponed due to COVID-19; however, a webinar format Symposium is currently slated for October 16-17, 2020, consisting of two half-days.

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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Taping Your Mouth Closed During Sleep; Is that a Good Idea?

By: William T. Hart, MD Many products are being sold over the counter  and are promoted to improve sleep. Recently I have noticed peddling of misinformation and potentially ineffective therapies are common on the internet.  One of these is selling mouth tape for...

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Light Therapy

By: Patrick Moday, BBA, RPSGT, RST, CCSH “Light is to darkness what love is to fear; in the presence of one, the other disappears.”  Marianne Williamson, A Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections. Light therapy (aka phototherapy and heliotherapy) is used to...

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The Pandemic of Sedentariness

By: Emmanuel During, MD We will all remember the year 2020.  A tragic year of confinement, emotional and financial strain across the society and across the globe.  It seems that a lot can be said about this, but not much can be done, except for physically distancing,...

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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...

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