Quarterly Newsletter - Q1 2023

Thrive with California Sleep Society membership collaboration or simply Survive

16th Annual Educational Symposium


The 16th Annual Educational Symposium will take place at the Courtyard Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station, San Diego from October 6-7, 2023.

Membership Benefits include:

  • Education events in sleep medicine
  • Contact listings with other sleep professionals
  • Local networking opportunities
  • Shared insights into sleep legislation and legislative advocacy
  • CSS Newsletter and opinion pieces
  • Discount on CSS annual meeting
  • Ability to place ads or publish articles in Newsletter
  • Listing in California membership directory

Newsletter Contributions

If you would like to contribute a sleep-based feature article, we would love to hear from you.  Email us at [email protected].

Healthier Sleep May Be Coming To Florida

By: Rafael Pelayo, MD

Why are you reading about Florida in a California Sleep Society newsletter? Florida is considering delaying school start times statewide like we have in our State!

Delay School Start

From Sleep Tech to Sleep Manager

By: Alana Sherrill, CCSH, RPSGT, Supervisor, Hoag Sleep Program and Lacey Lori, RPSGT, Redlands Sleep Center Manager, Progressive Neurology and Sleep Medicine Associates

It’s summer of 2022, two daytime sleep techs take a break to rest their achy scoring claws with a quick walk around the UCI Sleep Center in Newport Beach. I’m Alana Sherrill, sleep tech and former Board member of the California Sleep Society. I always enjoyed these walks with my friend and colleague, sleep tech, Lacey Lori. Not only were these walks the only chance we had at closing our Apple Watch rings, but I loved how we would always end up having those great life talks. On this particular summer day, Lacey breaks my heart with a confession. She’s giving her two-week notice. She’s abandoning me to become the manager of Progressive Neurology and Sleep Medicine Redlands. A few months later, I also left behind my day tech duties to run the Sleep Health Program at Hoag Hospital.