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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.

President’s Corner

By: Rafael Pelayo, MD Thank you to all of you that attended our annual meeting in Sacramento.  For those of you who did not make it, you really missed a great time. Please do yourself a favor and don’t miss another one.  This year was one of my favorite CSS meetings...

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Mild Sleep Apnea & Excessive Sleepiness

By: Sam Kashani, MD The severity of sleep apnea is determined on a sleep study and is typically based on the number of respiratory pauses/disruptions per hour of sleep, which is generally reflected by the RDI, or respiratory disturbance index. Keeping in mind that a...

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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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President’s Corner

By: Rafael Pelayo, MD Thank you to all of you that attended our annual meeting in Sacramento.  For those of you who did not make it, you really missed a great time. Please do yourself a favor and don’t miss another one.  This year was one of my favorite CSS meetings...

Polysomnographic Technologist – Lead

Polysomnographic Technologist - Lead At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to Work. You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of...

Polysomnographic Technologist – NIGHT

Polysomnographic Technologist - NIGHT At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to Work. You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of...

Polysomnographic Technologist – Day

Polysomnographic Technologist - Day At Scripps Health, you will experience the pride, support, respect that has been repeatedly recognized as one of the nation’s Top 100 Places to Work. You’ll be surrounded by people committed to making a difference in the lives of...

Mild Sleep Apnea & Excessive Sleepiness

Mild Sleep Apnea & Excessive Sleepiness

By: Sam Kashani, MD The severity of sleep apnea is determined on a sleep study and is typically based on the number of respiratory pauses/disruptions per hour of sleep, which is generally reflected by the RDI, or respiratory disturbance index. Keeping in mind that a...

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...

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