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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.

Is technology hindering or helping sleep tech development?

By: Jonathan Sherrill, BA, RPSGT, RST Are we relying too much on technology? When using the computer, how many of us rely on spell check to constantly fix the same spelling errors in place of general word memorization? On our phones, how many of us rely exclusively on...

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Leadership for Technical Professionals: Competence

By Edwin M Valladares, MS, RPSGT Competence is, “the ability to do something successfully or efficiently.”1 To move from a technical position to a leadership position you will need to be competent in what you are already doing and in what you will be doing as a...

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Service Mindset Leadership

By Edwin M Valladares, MS, RPSGT It has been said that the heart is deceitful1, so knowing our motive for being in a leadership position can be cloudy to ourselves. But our motives are analogous to body language. We may not be speaking with words, but we are always...

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Good Leaders Know How to Lead and How To Follow

By Edwin M Valladares, MS, RPSGT “Good leaders know how to lead and how to follow.” Not many books are written on this aspect of leadership, but it’s a foundational principle. In a world where leaders are interrupting industries, it is challenging to see how this...

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Leadership for Technical Professionals

By Edwin M Valladares, MS, RPSGT I’ve heard many techs assume they will get into management positions by shear desire and seniority. However, the fact is that it takes ability to lead and manage a team, group, lab, clinic or company. To develop ability, we all need...

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Diagnosing REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Can we continue to diagnose REM sleep behavior disorder the way we do? By Emmanuel During, MD Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine Stanford University Few topics in sleep medicine have in the recent years gained as much attention and scientific insights...

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Nasal Issues and Adherence

By: Robyn Woidtke, RN, RPSGT As plain as the nose on your face; or is it? In addition to being quite an interesting physical attribute of the human anatomy, the role of the nose is a significant component when considering initiation and on-going adherence to treatment...

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The Integrity of the Sleep Medicine Field

I would just like to start out this month’s blog post by telling everyone just how proud I am to be a Sleep Technologist! When I run into Trader Joe’s on my way home from work, I always proudly correct the cashier, “No, I’m not a nurse, I am a sleep tech,” even though...

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The Pandemic of Sedentariness

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,...

Sleep and the COVID Pandemic

Sleep and the COVID Pandemic

  By: Sam A. Kashani, MD Since the COVID-19 pandemic started in early 2020, we have all been subjected to give up our usual routines and coping skills, such as going to the gym, socializing with friends, and many other activities that constitute our daily life...

It Goes to Show, You Never Can Tell

It Goes to Show, You Never Can Tell

  By: Rafael Pelayo, MD It seems that the news about the Coronavirus pandemic got markedly worse after we lost an hour of sleep due to the daylight-saving shift.  Correlations are not causation, but lack of sleep makes us more susceptible to viral infections.  So...

The Sleep Tech Paradox

By: Jonathan Sherrill, BA, RST, RPSGT A paradox is any seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true. The job of the sleep tech is inherently a paradox, as working overnight...

Fatigue

By: Andrew S. Binder, MD, FAASM, FCCP All of us in healthcare hear patients complain of fatigue.  “Doc, I’m tired of being tired,” is what I have heard so many times in my career that I use it as the title of talks that I give to medical residents as well to the lay...

Medical Advisor for Lifestyle Brand

Job Title: Medical Advisor for Lifestyle Brand Job Description We are launching a modern lifestyle brand, centered around sleep health in women. We are one part media brand, the other part marketplace. We are seeking medical advisers to serve on our advisory board....

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