Talking Sleep – An AASM Podcast

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 the practice of clinical sleep medicine. Discussions will take an in-depth look at issues impacting the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Episodes will feature conversations with physicians, researchers, sleep team members and other health care experts working to help us sleep well so we can live well.

Season One of Talking Sleep begins with an episode focusing on one sleep practice’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the following episodes, members of the AASM Education Committee talk to thought leaders in the sleep field about current clinical topics.

We’d love to hear from you. Send your feedback and suggestions for Talking Sleep topics and guests to podcast@aasm.org.

Episode 6:

Healthy Sleep for Kids During COVID-19

The pandemic has disrupted sleep and school schedules for children. In this episode, we talk with pediatric sleep specialist Dr. Dominic Gault about managing kids and sleep in the current environment and preparing for the return to school, whether it’s in-person or remote learning.

Episode 5:

Cardiac Complications in Undiagnosed OSA

In this episode of Talking Sleep we dig deep with Dr. Frances Chung, one of the authors of a landmark study examining the relationship between undiagnosed OSA and cardiovascular complications after non-cardiac surgery. Dr. Chung is a professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Toronto and developer of the STOP-BANG questionnaire.

Episode 4:

Medical Marijuana and OSA – The POTcast

Is there evidence that medical marijuana is an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea? Find out when we talk to Dr. Bhanu Kolla, an addiction psychiatrist and sleep physician who studies the interaction between sleep disturbances and addictive disorders.

Episode 3:

BPAP Titration for non-OSA Hypoventilation

Dr. Lisa Wolfe, a nationally recognized authority in non-invasive mechanical ventilation discusses the pros and cons of empiric and in-lab bilevel titration therapy.

Episode 2:

Management of Refractory RLS

We’ll talk with Dr. John Winkelman, chief of the Sleep Disorders Clinical Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and an expert in the epidemiology, physiology, cardiovascular consequences and treatment of restless legs syndrome.

Episode 1:

Coronavirus and the Sleep Practice

In the debut episode of Talking Sleep, we sit down with Dr. Chris Winter, a sleep physician in Charlottesville, Virginia, to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting his practice and what it could mean for the future of sleep medicine.

Our Host

Seema Khosla, MD, is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine. She works in Fargo, North Dakota, where she is the medical director of the North Dakota Center for Sleep.

Dr. Khosla previously served on the AASM Task Force on Sleep Telemedicine, which developed a position paper for the use of telemedicine for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, and she was co-chair of the AASM Sleep Medicine Trends course. She is currently the chair of the AASM Consumer and Clinical Technology Committee, which developed a position statement on the use of consumer sleep technology in clinical practice.

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