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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.

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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Recap of the 11th Annual Educational Symposium

By Rafael Pelayo The California Sleep Society ("CSS") celebrated its 11th Annual Meeting at the end of September.  We welcomed over 300 participants to sunny San Diego for the two-day event.  We thank our membership’s support for making this meeting a great success. ...

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Dreaming

By: William Hart, MD, FAASM   Dreams are a personal and difficult (if not impossible) experience to measure and interpret. For some, dreams are ghost-like impressions of the passage through each night’s sleep. Others will be very detailed about a dreaming...

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Sleep Hygiene: The dirty secret that keeps us awake

Mohammad Shahnawaz Khan, BA, RPSGT, CCSH Over sixty million Americans suffer from sleep related issues. This consists of a wide array of different sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and more. Sleep hygiene, a phrase that has been used often...

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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....

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...

Sr. Sleep Technologist – Float

Company Name: UCLA Health Job Title: Senior Sleep Technologist - Float Job Description Play a vital role within a world-class health organization. Advance our knowledge and enhance our treatment of sleep disorders. Take your career to the next level. Ucan do all this...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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