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AASM launches sleep registry 

May 5, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has launched a clinical registry for sleep medicine to streamline data collection and reporting. The AASM Sleep Clinical Data Registry (Sleep CDR) will support quality improvement efforts, collection of patient-reported outcomes data and benchmarking. It will also facilitate participation in national quality reporting programs, such as the merit-based Incentive Payment System administered by CMS....

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Google leverages AASM to help people make sense of their sleep 

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Google leverages AASM to help people make sense of their sleep 

April 16, 2021Tracy Orzel

DARIEN, Ill. — People struggling to get a good night’s sleep can now get evidence-based recommendations and tips from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine through Google’s new Sleep Sensing technology.  Available on the second-generation Nest Hub, Sleep Sensing analyzes snoring, coughing and the environment to assess how well users sleep. After learning a user's sleep habits and patterns, the device gives personalized insights and recommendations that...

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Survey: Pandemic drives increase in sleeplessness 

April 14, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - More than half of Americans (56%) have reported an increase in problems sleeping since the start of the pandemic, according to a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Those aged 35-44 had the highest rate of COVID-somnia sleep disturbances at 70%. Half of survey respondents reported using sleep aids, such as medication, over-the-counter supplements or other substances to help them fall asleep, with 68% of those using sleep aids saying they’ve...

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Pandemic solidifies role of telemedicine in sleep care, according to new paper

April 5, 2021HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. – Sleep medicine has proven to be a specialty that can offer complete and quality care remotely, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine says in a recently published position paper.  While the technology to remotely connect doctor and patient has been in place for years, its use was limited until the pandemic, when CMS lifted restrictions on telehealth reimbursement and private companies followed suit.  “Delivering care during the pandemic...

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AASM launches congressional sleep caucus

December 3, 2020HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has created a Congressional Sleep Health Caucus to promote healthy sleep and the importance of high-quality, patient-centered care for patients. The caucus is co-chaired by Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Rodney Davis, R-Ill. “As we deal with the unique challenges and added stress brought on by the COVID pandemic, the necessity of good, quality sleep is all too clear,” said Lofgren. “Insufficient sleep has been associated...

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Spring forward? No, says AASM

September 3, 2020HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is calling for the elimination of daylight saving time, saying it would improve public health and safety. In a position statement, the AASM supports a switch to permanent standard time, stating it more closely aligns with the daily rhythms of the body's internal clock. The annual “spring forward” to daylight saving time leads to increased risks of car accidents, cardiovascular events and mood disturbances. “Permanent, year-round...

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AASM makes push for student sleep health

August 25, 2020HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - The American Academy of Sleep Medicine will hold its first ever Student Sleep Health Week, Sept. 14-20 to encourage students to get the sleep they need to excel at school this year.In a recent survey by the AASM, 57% of parents with school-age children say they have a child or teen who does not get enough sleep on school nights. Nine out of 10 (94%) say lack of sleep affects their child's mood, performance in school (93%), physical health (92%), mental health (90%) and performance...

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Spring forward may be backward step, says AASM

February 19, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DARIEN, Ill. - More than half of Americans (55%) report feeling tired after the spring daylight saving time transition, according to a new study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.This year's “spring forward” takes place March 8. Other studies show additional negative impacts. One study, published on cell.com, shows that fatal accidents increase by 6%, with the highest risk in the morning, and that locations further west in a time zone are more affected.According to the AASM...

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Study: Screening older adults for OSA could save money

January 21, 2020HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - Older adults with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea access healthcare more frequently and at a higher cost than those without, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.By reviewing a sample of Medicare claims data, researchers found those with untreated sleep apnea had greater health care utilization and costs across all points of service, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency and prescription medications in the year leading up to their sleep...

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The Netflix effect: Adults give up sleep to binge-watch

November 6, 2019HME News Staff

DARIEN, Ill. - A “whopping” 88% of American adults have lost sleep due to binge-watching a TV show or streaming series, according to the results of a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.For 18-44 year olds, that number jumps to 95%.Other causes of lost sleep, according to the survey:      Video games for 72% of adults 18-34 years old;       Reading for two-thirds of adults, with women the majority (71%);      ...

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