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What is ASV or Auto Servo Ventilation

It hit the news that that ASV should not be used for certain patients due to the poor outcomes of a study that was being done.  The question is what is ASV and why is it prescribed for some sleep disorders?   It starts with the fact that this is not a common mode of...

My Most Important Study Tools

I spend a great deal of time at work, and I have to balance it with my family and with studying.  As I am finishing my MBA I find that there are certain tools that are essential to being successful in learning that balance.  There is a short list ·         My...

We Need to Make Our Labs a Friendly Place

There are so many people who come into the sleep lab with preconceived notions.  I really believe that there are still not enough information out there from the techs and the successful patients that is positive.  You can find many technicians and technologists who...

6 Rules for Health

I am sitting in the hospital in the cardiac care unit watching a person I love but who is not good at caring for himself go through the search for why his health keeps going downhill.  Is there a better way to learn the importance of focusing on health balance?  But...

The Sleep RobbersHHow to Sleep on Vacation

How to sleep when you travel. It is one of thw great delemmas when we must conquer. The bbed is different, the surroundings are different and no matter whether for fun or business, there is stress There are a few tricks to help you. The firat is to pack something that...

New Year; New Bedding

I always appreciate that the white sales start at the beginning of the year.  It is an easy time for you to remember that you bedding needs to be changed.  A pillow receives a great deal of wear and tear and accumulates a lot of dirt, skin and other allergens.  You...

5 Tips for Surviving an Unbalanced Life

The day consists of 24 hours and a week consists of 168 hours of which you need to sleep 49 at a minimum.  In the remaining 120 hours you need to work, take care of yourself, family member and other assorted tasks.  You will never have more hours and you should not be...

Why Sleep Techs Fail the Boards

Why Sleep Techs Fail the Boards The boards are a test to measure for minimal competency.  That means that if you pass it you have the basic knowledge to be a sleep technologist.  This is important for any lab who wants to hire you.  The issue is that the questions are...

How to Set Your Sleep Goals

I talk a great deal about the importance of adding sleep as a part of your lifestyle.  What you need to know is how to set and add this to your lifestyle.  This is the time of year that most people are setting resolutions or making change; the truth is that most...

6 Tips for Better Study Habits

Study time should not be stressful. It should be a time for optimal learning. As a student I want my study time to be as effective as possible.  If you understand how the brain works than you will be a successful learner.  That means that cramming should be a thing of...

Why Sleep Needs to be a Priority

Fraya knows why her sleep is important                 When we think about health we usually think about disease control or weight or maybe even wellness.  One of the few things that will affect all these areas is sleep.  If you make sleep your priority you will not...

The Sleeping Pill Dilemma

This week the FDA took a look at sleeping pills and their affect on our system the next day.  The issues is more an an issue with women because our metabolism is slower to process medications and so the effects last longer.Consider that we also put off when we go to...

The Weight of Sleep Apnea

This week there has been a lot of publicity about the research that associates obesity to children having tonsillectomy surgery. The idea that a child might gain weight because they had their tonsils removed makes me wonder if the right questions were truly asked....

January 13th, 2014

Healthy living requires a great deal of planning. Most people do not consider sleep something they have to plan. The benefits of sleep outweigh the work required to plan for a good night sleep. When we focus on our goal to look better, to feel better, and to improve...

The Year in Sleep

This has been a big year in sleep.  The research and knowledge the public has about the importance of sleep has been mind boggling.  I have been amazed at the new ideas shared and the growth of new ideas in therapy.The connection to sleep deprivation and sleep apnea...

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