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Digital treatment for insomnia receives FDA clearance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first prescription-based digital therapeutic for the treatment of chronic insomnia in adults, according to a press release from the product developer, Pear Therapeutics. Somryst, formerly SHUTi, uses cognitive behavioral therapy [...]

March 26th, 2020|Industry|

AASM congratulates top JCSM reviewers of 2019

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates top reviewer Lourdes M. DelRosso, MD, and the other reviewers who made the greatest contributions in 2019 to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, which is the official peer-reviewed publication of the AASM. [...]

March 26th, 2020|Membership|

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – March 21, 2020

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Mitigation strategies: Sleep clinics & labs The AASM has posted guidance to help sleep [...]

March 20th, 2020|Weekly Insider|

In Memoriam: Mark Mahowald, MD (1937 – 2020)

The AASM regrets to announce the passing of longtime AASM member and sleep medicine leader Mark Mahowald, MD, on March 18, 2020. He was a world-renowned sleep physician, researcher and educator who had an enormous impact on the field [...]

March 19th, 2020|Membership|

COVID-19 information for sleep medicine clinicians

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Public Safety Committee is responding to frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help sleep clinicians and accredited sleep facilities address the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As much as possible, the AASM [...]

March 14th, 2020|Clinical Resources|

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – March 14, 2020

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Statement: COVID-19 and SLEEP 2020 On March 6, the APSS posted a statement about [...]

March 13th, 2020|Weekly Insider|

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – March 7, 2020

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Cast your vote in leadership election The 2020 - 2021 AASM leadership election is [...]

March 6th, 2020|Weekly Insider|

Walmart takes on health care delivery

America’s largest company is trying to tackle one of the nation’s most complex issues — health care. In January, Walmart opened its second health center, offering primary and urgent care; dental, vision and hearing treatment; labs; X-rays; and other [...]

March 6th, 2020|Industry|

Oral device to treat sleep apnea cleared by FDA

Australian-based Oventus has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an oral device to treat obstructive sleep apnea, according to a Sept. 2, 2019, company statement. The O2Vent Optima is a customized, 3D-printed, nylon oral device [...]

March 5th, 2020|Industry|

Walgreens attempts to connect customers to sleep solutions

Hoping to improve the nation’s sleep and expand its services to consumers, Walgreens has added sleep disorders to the growing list of chronic conditions it can help treat. The pharmacy’s digital platform, Find Care, connects consumers to health services [...]

March 2nd, 2020|Industry|

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – February 29, 2020

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Last chance to renew for 2020! Your membership has expired, but it’s not too [...]

February 28th, 2020|Weekly Insider|

Fitbit expands efforts to track your sleep

Smartwatches just aren’t counting steps, they’re also trying to track your sleep. Fitbit, a leading wearable device company, now includes a sleep tracking feature in its Versa 2 smartwatch. It uses sensors, algorithms and intuitive technologies to evaluate the [...]

February 26th, 2020|Industry|

Smartphone screening device for sleep apnea

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued clearance to Resonea for an in-home sleep apnea screening device, according to a July 25, 2019, statement issued by the company. Drowzle is a prescription smartphone-based device that tracks symptoms and [...]

February 25th, 2020|Industry|

Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider – February 22, 2020

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Weekly Insider keeps members informed about current AASM initiatives and the latest developments in the field of sleep medicine. Time is running out to renew for 2020! Your membership has expired, but it’s [...]

February 21st, 2020|Weekly Insider|