Montage Articles

Hypopnea scoring initiative: Current activities and future plans

The AASM Hypopnea Scoring Rule Task Force was commissioned by the AASM board of directors to create strategies for the adoption and implementation of the AASM Scoring Manual RECOMMENDED adult hypopnea scoring rule (≥3% oxygen desaturation or arousal)1 among all members, sleep facilities, payers [...]

2020-11-19T23:13:00-06:00November 19th, 2020|Montage|

Read the Fall 2020 issue of Montage

Welcome to the latest edition of the AASM member magazine, Montage. In this issue, we explore why the Academy is calling for an end to daylight saving time, review activities from our first-ever Student Sleep Health Week and learn from the unique perspective of [...]

2020-10-20T15:08:41-05:00October 16th, 2020|Montage|

AASM calls for end to daylight saving time

Twice a year, most Americans change their clocks. Twice a year, they also debate whether we should continue the ritual of “spring forward and fall back.” The American Academy of Sleep Medicine supports eliminating daylight saving time for the benefit of public health and [...]

2020-10-20T15:09:30-05:00October 16th, 2020|Montage|

Narcolepsy leads to rewarding career in sleep medicine

Luis Ortiz, MD, is a sleep physician in the Sleep Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Diagnosed with narcolepsy type 1 as a young adult, Dr. Ortiz is an advocate for the early diagnosis and treatment of narcolepsy, increased [...]

2020-10-16T15:31:46-05:00October 16th, 2020|Montage|

Read the summer 2020 issue of Montage

Welcome to the latest edition of the AASM member magazine, Montage. In this issue, we pay tribute to two leaders of sleep medicine, share how sleep providers are responding to the coronavirus pandemic and look at how artificial intelligence is changing the clinical landscape. [...]

2020-08-25T10:35:37-05:00August 25th, 2020|Montage|

Sleep community responds to coronavirus pandemic

In tough times, people rise to the challenge, and the coronavirus pandemic has tested each and every one of us. Whether we’ve lost a loved one, are sheltered in place, lost a job or find ourselves teaching our children, the last few months have [...]

2020-09-01T15:19:09-05:00August 25th, 2020|Montage|

Computers analyze data so you can spend more time with patients

Artificial intelligence has the potential to significantly impact the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. To understand, evaluate and monitor developments in AI and explore how related technologies could impact the practice of sleep medicine, the AASM formed the Artificial Intelligence in Sleep Medicine [...]

2020-08-25T10:14:39-05:00August 25th, 2020|Montage|

Sleep technologists share their passion for improving sleep

Sleep technologists are vital members of the sleep team. At the forefront of technology and testing, sleep technologists provide comprehensive patient care and education at sleep centers around the world. AASM Sleep Technologist and Respiratory Therapist Assembly Chair Todd Burchard, RPSGT, and Vice Chair [...]

2020-08-25T10:14:12-05:00August 25th, 2020|Montage|

Q&A: AASM condemns racism and discrimination

On June 3, the AASM issued a statement on behalf of the board of directors condemning racism and discrimination. We reached out to Immediate Past President Dr. Kelly Carden and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee Chair Dr. Andrew Spector for more context and [...]

2020-08-25T10:11:16-05:00August 25th, 2020|Montage|