Quarterly Newsletter - Q2 2023

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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.

Sponsors, are you interested in giving away swag at the Symposium? If so, please reach out to Leigh at [email protected].

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].

Beyond Sleep Tracking: Leveraging Consumer Sleep Technology For Improving Population Sleep Health

By: Elie Gottlieb, PhD

Consumer sleep technology is ubiquitous with the goal of empowering users to become more aware of their sleep, with some even claiming to improve healthy sleep and circadian behaviors. Initially conceived as ‘fitness trackers’ primarily limited to accelerometer/motion data, these devices have evolved to measure a variety of biosignals, such as cardiorespiratory, heart rate variability, skin temperature, along with gross body motion.

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Idiopathic Hypersomnia Is More Than Just Sleepiness

By: Logan D. Schneider, MD

Idiopathic hypersomnia is a sleep disorder that is primarily characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS; the inability to remain awake or alert during the day) and, in some patients, an excessive need for sleep (often sleeping more than 11 hours in a day)[1]. However, contrary to what the name implies, idiopathic hypersomnia is more than just sleepiness.

President’s Corner – Volunteering – Cost: Personal Time and Effort, Reward: Priceless

By: Patrick Moday, BBA, RPSGT, RST, CCSH

Volunteering is a voluntary act of an individual or group freely giving time and labor for community service. Many volunteers are specifically trained in the areas they work, such as medicine, education, or emergency rescue. Others serve on an as-needed basis, such as in response to a natural disaster.