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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.

What Do Video Games Tell Us About Sleep?

By: Eric Young, RPSGT Exiting the pandemic, there’s been an increase in electronic media consumption.  More people are on TikTok, connecting through Facebook, and, of course, playing video games.  A 2019 survey[1] by CommonSenseMedia.org showed 56% of 13 to...

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Why Sacramento?

By: Rafael Pelayo, MD   “Why not?” is the simplest answer.  For years, many California Sleep Society (CSS) members, have wanted our annual meeting be in Sacramento.  We will hold our first meeting there at the end of September.  It does take a lot of time to...

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Guardrails

By: Rafael Pelayo, MD What did Jerry Garcia and Antonin Scalia likely have most in common?  How they slept.  About a third of their time they shared the same condition millions of others do.  Their deaths were related to obstructive sleep apnea. Jerry Garcia did not...

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The Occasional Rough Night

By: Sam A. Kashani, MD One of my favorite questions I am frequently asked by people is “what do you recommend I do if I’m just having a bad night?“ More specifically, I often encounter a solid sleeper who doesn’t necessarily have a chronic sleep difficulty but just...

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A New Light at the End of the Idiopathic Hypersomnia Tunnel

By: Sam Kashani, MD, FAASM In August 2021, Jazz Pharmaceuticals announced the US FDA approval of Xywav for the treatment of idiopathic hypersomnia in adults. Xywav, an oral solution consisting primarily of oxybate (GHB), already has approval for the treatment of...

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Circadian Issues in the Sleep Doctor’s Office

By: Andrew Binder, MD, FAASM, FCCP I love being a sleep doctor. I often introduce myself as a “recovering pulmonary and critical care doctor.”  One of the reasons I love being a sleep doctor is that I think it is one of the few things, in my advanced age, at which I...

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OSA and Physician’s Role in Weight Loss

By: Said Mostafavi, MD, FCCP, FAASM Like most sleep physicians, treating sleep-disordered breathing constitutes a large percentage of my practice. When it comes to treating obstructive sleep apnea, we thankfully have various treatment options available, some...

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Why You Should Attend the Sleep Conference this Year

By:  By Patrick Moday, BBA, RPSGT, RST, CCSH I started working in sleep clinical research while in college and would attend pharmaceutical conferences every 3-4 months. The meetings were about pharmaceutical medications for sleep-related conditions. There were cool...

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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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What Do Video Games Tell Us About Sleep?

What Do Video Games Tell Us About Sleep?

By: Eric Young, RPSGT Exiting the pandemic, there’s been an increase in electronic media consumption.  More people are on TikTok, connecting through Facebook, and, of course, playing video games.  A 2019 survey[1] by CommonSenseMedia.org showed 56% of 13 to...

Why Sacramento?

By: Rafael Pelayo, MD   “Why not?” is the simplest answer.  For years, many California Sleep Society (CSS) members, have wanted our annual meeting be in Sacramento.  We will hold our first meeting there at the end of September.  It does take a lot of time to...

Guardrails

By: Rafael Pelayo, MD What did Jerry Garcia and Antonin Scalia likely have most in common?  How they slept.  About a third of their time they shared the same condition millions of others do.  Their deaths were related to obstructive sleep apnea. Jerry Garcia did not...

The Occasional Rough Night

The Occasional Rough Night

By: Sam A. Kashani, MD One of my favorite questions I am frequently asked by people is “what do you recommend I do if I’m just having a bad night?“ More specifically, I often encounter a solid sleeper who doesn’t necessarily have a chronic sleep difficulty but just...

A New Light at the End of the Idiopathic Hypersomnia Tunnel

A New Light at the End of the Idiopathic Hypersomnia Tunnel

By: Sam Kashani, MD, FAASM In August 2021, Jazz Pharmaceuticals announced the US FDA approval of Xywav for the treatment of idiopathic hypersomnia in adults. Xywav, an oral solution consisting primarily of oxybate (GHB), already has approval for the treatment of...

Circadian Issues in the Sleep Doctor’s Office

Circadian Issues in the Sleep Doctor’s Office

By: Andrew Binder, MD, FAASM, FCCP I love being a sleep doctor. I often introduce myself as a “recovering pulmonary and critical care doctor.”  One of the reasons I love being a sleep doctor is that I think it is one of the few things, in my advanced age, at which I...

OSA and Physician’s Role in Weight Loss

OSA and Physician’s Role in Weight Loss

By: Said Mostafavi, MD, FCCP, FAASM Like most sleep physicians, treating sleep-disordered breathing constitutes a large percentage of my practice. When it comes to treating obstructive sleep apnea, we thankfully have various treatment options available, some...

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