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Dr. Paruthi on thoughtful approach to trackers 

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Dr. Paruthi on thoughtful approach to trackers 

December 20, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – Using health trackers to monitor sleep has become almost as common as using them to count steps, but they can be limited, especially when it comes to serious problems like obstructive sleep apnea, says Dr. Shalini Paruthi.  “I think we just have to really thoughtfully interpret the data we're getting from these and look for patterns because that can be really helpful,” said Paruthi, a sleep medicine physician and spokesperson for the American Academy...

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AASM: Sleep trackers on the rise

November 16, 2023HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – More than one-third of Americans have used an electronic sleep-tracking device, according to a 2023 survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. A majority of those who have tried a sleep tracker found it was helpful (77%) and have changed their behavior because of what they learned (68%). “As sleep trackers continue to grow in popularity, we have seen more people pay attention to their sleep quality, sleep routine and sleep duration,” said Dr. Seema Khosla,...

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AASM president: Sleep apnea is more than just ‘annoying’ snoring

July 21, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DARIEN, Ill. – When it comes to awareness of sleep apnea, the message is getting out there, but it’s not amplified enough, says Dr. James Rowley, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s new president.  “I think we need to keep reinforcing that message and getting people to think about talking to their primary care doctor,” said Rowley, who is currently transitioning to a new role as a professor of medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. “Even...

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Study: Women less likely to feel well-rested

June 28, 2023HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – Women are almost twice as likely (31%) as men (17%) to say they rarely or never wake up feeling well-rested, according to a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.   “The quality of our sleep is impacted by a number of internal and external factors, including stress, health, diet, timing and the amount of time spent on sleep, as well as resources, which all play a role in determining how we feel when we wake up,” said Dr. Kin Yuen, an AASM...

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Rowley named new AASM board leader 

June 6, 2023HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – Dr. James A. Rowley is the new president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s board of directors. Throughout his one-year term, he will guide the organization through the development of a new strategic plan focused on AASM’s mission of advancing sleep care and enhancing sleep health to improve lives, while working collaboratively with numerous stakeholders, including AASM members, other health care professionals, researchers, patients and policymakers. “I...

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AASM launches new accreditation option

April 6, 2023HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is launching a new accreditation application type to simplify the accreditation process for multi-site health systems. Sleep medicine practices and facilities that are under the same ownership or legal entity and operate under the same policies and procedures can create an Accreditation Network to streamline and coordinate multiple accredited programs. “It can be complicated to manage multiple accreditations when health care entities...

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Sleep organizations release OSA resource

April 5, 2023HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – Count on Sleep, a collaboration led by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society, has released a national indicator report for obstructive sleep apnea that provides an in-depth analysis of symptoms, risk factors, prevalence and burden.  The report was made possible through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.   “Through this report,...

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AASM launches ‘More than a Snore’ 

February 7, 2023HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has launched a new national campaign called “More than a Snore” to raise awareness of obstructive sleep apnea. “This campaign will raise national awareness of obstructive sleep apnea and encourage undiagnosed patients to advocate for themselves and seek treatment,” said Jennifer Martin, a licensed clinical psychologist and president of the AASM. “It is important that patients and health care professionals feel confident...

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Grant will increase access to CPAP therapy

January 20, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – People in marginalized and underserved communities are at higher risk of sleep apnea, but they don’t always have access to CPAP therapy, putting them at greater risk of adverse outcomes, says Dr. Vivian Asare, associate medical director of the Yale Centers for Sleep Medicine.  Asare was recently awarded the American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation Community Sleep Health Grant to provide funding for the Yale Compassionate CPAP Service, which she established...

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AASM to pilot sleep scoring program

September 1, 2022HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has created a two-year pilot program to evaluate and certify software that uses auto-scoring functionality to score polysomnograms. The AI/Autoscoring Certification Program will independently verify the performance of auto-scoring systems. To obtain certification, the software must demonstrate accuracy that is equivalent or better than manual scoring. The pilot program is limited to sleep stage scoring. “Artificial intelligence technology...

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