The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events, Version 2.3 will be released online on Friday, April 1, 2016. All subscribers will have immediate digital access to Version 2.3, which includes the following changes:
- A new Technical Specifications section in the Movement Rules chapter, which includes new rules and figures for electrode placement for monitoring or detecting movements, along with rules about video PSG requirements for diagnosing sleep related rhythmic movement disorder and REM sleep behavior disorder.
- New rules, figures, and clarifications for scoring periodic limb movements in sleep (PLMS).
- A revision to the rule for scoring bruxism so that masseter EMG activity is included as a way to detect bruxism.
- A new rule and figure for scoring sleep stages when 3 or more segments of an epoch meet criteria for different stages.
- A new note clarifying how to score an arousal immediately preceding a transition to wake.
Print copies of Version 2.3 will be available beginning in June at the SLEEP 2016 Society Booth in Denver. All AASM-accredited sleep facilities will be required to implement the new rules in Version 2.3 by Oct. 1, 2016.
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