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Cannabis and Sleep Medicine

By Bob Floro, MS, RRT Cannabis use has Been Around for a Long Time The medicinal use of cannabis dates back to 4000 B.C. where Cannabis was regarded among “five grains” in China and was farmed as a major food crop. 2737 B.C. was the earliest record of cannabis use as a medicinal drug, treating […]

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Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Providers affected by COVID-19

DMEs in More Demand amidst Challenges The current COVID-19 pandemic has presented unusual and extraordinary challenges to our health care system. As this virus continues to spread and hospitals reach capacity, we will see an increased need for home treatment for a number of health issues, including those directly and/or indirectly related to COVID-19. As […]

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Infection Control in Sleep Facilities

We are all aware of the impact COVID-19 is having on our world today. As a world society, we have a more complete understanding of infection control practices. As health care practitioners, we must continually be diligent and protect both our patients as well as ourselves. Infection control has always been standard practice and primary […]

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Distance Learning During the COVID-19 Crisis

CEU’s for the Sleep Technologist COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) virus, and we are learning more about it every day. There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. At this point, the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes it. Stopping […]

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Help Us Celebrate WORLD SLEEP DAY!

Amid all our everyday activities, we seldom just stop to recognize the world around us – and the events that help shape us. World Sleep Day is an annual event, intended to be a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. […]

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Continuing Education – Is it Necessary?

Continuing Education for Sleep Technologists and Respiratory Therapists – Is it Necessary? In health care, many of us view continuing education as a pathway to national and state credentialing as well as licensure. And this is a valid reason to pursue education beyond the academic setting. BUT – this is not the only reason to […]

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Pediatric Sleep Hygiene: Should you let them cry it out?

Why Quality Sleep is Essential to our Children “Behavioral insomnia is highly prevalent, affecting approximately 25% of children. It involves difficulties initiating and maintaining sleep and frequently results in inadequate sleep, leading to an array of negative effects for both the child and the child’s family.” – Jennifer Vriend & Penn Corkum, National Center for […]

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Improving Sleep for the Whole Family when on Vacation

Did you know … “One in four Americans develop insomnia each year, but about 75 percent of these individuals recover without developing persistent poor sleep or chronic insomnia, while 25% experience acute insomnia each year.” – Science Daily* *This study is based on a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the […]

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NEW Discounted Packages for Sleep Technologists CEUs

Why Choose for your Continuing Education Sleep technologists are required to get re-certified every five years to maintain their credentials. To get re-certified, one must either retake and pass the RPSGT or RST examination, or accrue 50 continued education credits (CECs) over the five years in the US or Canada. In any healthcare industry, […]

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The Cannibis Craze and it’s Affect on Sleep

Everywhere you turn, you’re seeing ads, commercials, signs and natural health providers touting the benefits of CBD oils, which a derivative of Cannabis plant. There is much confusion of the differences between CBD, THC, and medical marijuana, even sometimes in the court system, which is  instituting new laws and regulations to catch up with the […]

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