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.

Important AASM facility member survey

As the primary contact or medical director of an AASM-accredited facility, you have important insight to share about facility membership. Please take 15 minutes to complete this survey. In return, you’ll receive a $25 AASM credit. Thank you!

New! Case Book of Sleep Medicine

Now available is the Case Book of Sleep Medicine, Third Edition, which has 90 new cases that cover the broad spectrum of sleep disorders and almost all conditions listed in the ICSD-3 – including both pediatric and adult cases. Get your copy now!

Register now for AASM fall courses

Registration is now open for the three courses that the AASM will be hosting this fall: Sleep Medicine Essentials, Practice Management, and Board Prep. Register today to reserve your seat before these highly anticipated courses sell out!

Workplace strategies to improve sleep

Simple workplace interventions, like educating employees about the importance of sleep and providing behavioral sleep strategies, may produce beneficial results, according to a review published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Pre-register for SLEEP by May 31

Join us in San Antonio at SLEEP 2019, the 33rd annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, LLC (APSS), as we uncover the latest sleep research, clinical developments, and technological advancements in the sleep field.

Download the SLEEP final program

Now available for download is the SLEEP 2019 final program. Access detailed information about sessions, lecturers, late-breaking abstracts, industry events, and much more. Use the final program to begin planning your SLEEP itinerary!

You’re invited to the AASM PAC Social

Support sleep medicine advocacy in the U.S. by registering to attend the 2019 AASM PAC Social on Monday, June 10, in San Antonio. Join AASM PAC Chair Dr. Rafael Pelayo and other colleagues for an hour of professional networking.

Most read last week: Read the Q2 President’s Report

In Washington, D.C., at the most recent quarterly meeting of the AASM board of directors, we reviewed reports from our committees and task forces, and we discussed ongoing projects of importance to the membership.

RAND report compares hospital prices paid by private insurers and Medicare

Large price discrepancies exist between what private health plans pay for hospital services and what Medicare pays, according to a new report from the RAND Corporation.

AASM Foundation releases new strategic plan

A new strategic plan presents an updated vision and mission for the AASM Foundation and describes the organization’s strategic goals to promote high-impact research, career development, and stakeholder engagement. Learn more by reading the executive summary and the editorial by AASM Foundation President Jennifer L. Martin, PhD.

AASM congratulates new Fellow members

Congratulations to the following individuals who have earned recognition as an AASM Fellow, an exclusive membership category for those who have made significant contributions to the field:

  • James C. Meyer, DO, FAASM
  • Munish K. Goyal, MD, MCh, FAASM

Learn more by reviewing the requirements for Fellow membership or contacting

Bundle of 2019 Sleep Medicine Trends lectures is now available

Reimagine sleep medicine with video recordings and downloadable slides for all 24 lectures from Sleep Medicine Trends 2019.

Review examines effect of hypopnea definitions on sleep apnea diagnosis and outcomes

The 2012 hypopnea scoring criteria (≥ 3% desaturation or arousal) resulted in a greater prevalence and severity of sleep-disordered breathing than the 2007 definition (≥ 4% desaturation), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis in the May 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

Study examines prevalence and sources of errors in PAP therapy provisioning

A study in the May 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine reports that the overall positive airway pressure (PAP) provisioning error rate was 8%, with errors most commonly occurring during setup.

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Sleep debt, sleeping in & metabolism

Heat-molded vs. custom fabricated OA

Preschoolers who watch TV sleep less
UMass Amherst

Online bullying affects teen sleep
University at Buffalo

Sleep, age, mood & working memory
UC Riverside

Nap gene “daywake” in fruit flies
Rutgers University

What Fitbit is and isn’t telling you
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High school should start later
Philadelphia Inquirer

Keep resident work hour limits intact

Sleep is your superpower
TED Talks