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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.

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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In Memoraim: William C. Dement (1928 – 2020)

Additional content from the June 26, 2020, webinar celebrating Dr. Bill Dement to follow: June 26, 2020, Zoom recording – Tribute for Dr. Bill Dement, Sleep Research Society’s obituary for Dr. Bill Dement, Mary Carskadon’s personal memories and reflections of Dr. Bill...

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

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...

Light Therapy

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...

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,...

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