The vast field of sleep medicine is always evolving. Listen to Talking Sleep, a podcast of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), to keep up on the latest developments in clinical sleep medicine and sleep disorders. Our host, Dr. Seema Khosla, medical director of the North Dakota Center for Sleep in Fargo, will take an in-depth look at issues impacting the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Episodes will feature conversations with clinicians, researchers, sleep team members and other health care experts working to help us sleep well so we can live well.
Sleep Disorders Increase Health Care Costs
We wrap up season 3 of Talking Sleep with a discussion of the economic impact of sleep disorders. In a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Drs. Phil Huyett and Neil Bhattacharyya crunch the numbers to estimate the health care costs of diagnosing and treating sleep disorders and associated complications. We talk to them about their findings and the implications.
Guiding Principles for Determining Work Shift Duration
New evidence-based principles co-published by the AASM and SRS will help employers take a holistic view of setting work shift durations to positively impact employee health, safety, and productivity by reducing mental and physical fatigue. Lead author Dr. Indira Gurubhagavatula joins us to explain the guiding principles and how they can be used to develop effective, customized solutions for shift duration.
When to Consider Surgery to Treat OSA
A new clinical practice guideline from the AASM advises when surgical consultation may be appropriate for patients struggling to use CPAP to treat their obstructive sleep apnea. In this episode, we talk with two of the guideline authors, Drs. David Kent and Jeff Stanley, both otolaryngologists and sleep specialists, about the recommendations for surgical consultation and how they can empower patients to make the best decision for their care.
Evaluating New Sleep Technologies
Are you overwhelmed by the constantly changing landscape of sleep technologies? Having trouble keeping up with your patient’s latest sleep tracker? The AASM Emerging Technology Committee is here to help. In this episode, we talk with committee members Drs. Maryann Deak, Sharon Schutte-Rodin and Ambrose Chiang about AASM resources to evaluate sleep-related clinical and consumer devices to help further your understanding of #SleepTechnology.
Specializing in Sleep Medicine
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Scott Kutscher, sleep fellowship director at Stanford and a member of the AASM’s Sleep Medicine Fellowship Directors Council Steering Committee. He discusses the Choose Sleep initiative to increase the knowledge and awareness of a career in sleep medicine, how sleep fellowship programs have responded and adapted to the pandemic, and a move for sleep medicine’s Match Day.
How Patient Navigators Can Improve Sleep Health
A clinical sleep health educator can help bridge the gaps between patients and providers, leading to improved diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders and better coordination among the health care team. In today’s episode, we’ll learn about the Certification in Clinical Sleep Health credential with Andrea Ramberg, RPSGT, CCSH, president-elect of the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.
Great tool for us sleep providers. Excellent and relevant topics, great host, and great guests. My only issue is the lag I hear in some of the episodes.
Love,love,love this podcast. Dr. Khosla is always prepared with the question I have. She relates well to the guests but adds in her own gentle sense of humor. I look forward to each podcast!!! Fabulous job!!!
The episode on disparities in healthcare was disappointing, at best. Dr. Johnson insinuated an insomnia questionnaire was racist because of a cartoon of a slave sleeping written back in the days of slavery, which seems like a stretch. There was no recommendation for how to resolve that issue, either. She also recommended not inferring that black and brown communities be referred to as low income and continued to do just that for the entire duration of the episode. I typically really enjoy this podcast, but I felt I took nothing away from the speaker on this particular episode.