Talking Sleep – An AASM Podcast

The 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. Season four is now playing, and you can listen to the archived episodes from past seasons.

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Season Four

Episode 3:

睡觉and Athletes

一个s the 2022 Winter Olympics take place, we wondered, how do these elite athletes manage their sleep and adjust to travel across multiple time zones? We asked Dr. Jeff Durmer, a neuroscientist and sleep specialist who serves as thesleep performance directorfor the U.S. Olympic weightlifting team. Learn how he educates athletes about the importance of sleep duration, timing, and quality to help them feel and perform their best.Listen now

Episode 2:

Home Sleep Apnea Testing in Children

The pandemic has prompted many sleep physicians to consider alternate ways of testing for sleep apnea, and that’s led to greater use of home sleep apnea tests. But are HSATs effective in testing for children? In this episode, we talk with Dr. Shannon Sullivan, a pediatric sleep specialist, about developments inhome sleep apnea testing for kids and adolescentsListen now

Episode 1:

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease

Welcome to Season Four of Talking Sleep! In this episode we talk with Dr. Susan Redline about the American Heart Association’s recent scientific statement on the relationship betweenobstructive sleep apnea and heart disease并且需要与心脏病专家合作以改善OSA的诊断和治疗。Redline博士还为她的睡眠2022主题演讲提供了一个偷偷摸摸的高峰。Listen now

Season Three

加入我们与临床睡眠医学杂志的对话,该杂志15周年纪念日南希·科洛普(Nancy Collop)博士。一个special anniversary collectionhighlights some of the most significant original research articles published in JCSM along with new commentaries from today’s experts on the lasting impact of the research. Review the complete collection and listen as Drs. Collop and Khosla discuss some of the papers and how they have impacted the practice of sleep medicine.

Telemedicine is changing the way sleep medicine is taught and practiced. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Barry Fields, a sleep physician at the Atlanta VA Health System and member of the AASM Telemedicine Presidential Committee. He shares一个一个SM telemedicine resourcesand offers guidance on how to make the most of telemedicine in the clinic and the classroom.

我n this episode, we explore how sleep modulates the immune system, affecting our ability to ward off infections and develop antibodies. Our guest is Dr. Aric Prather, a clinical health psychologist and associate professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco, who has done extensive research on the relationship between sleep and immunity.

Cognitive behavioral therapy should be the first course of treatment in adults with chronic insomnia, according to a recently published发布临床实践指南。This episode features Dr. Jennifer Martin, a clinical psychologist and co-author of the guideline, discussing the effectiveness of CBT-I, and why both physicians and patients should be aware that it’s an option. She also talks about the challenges of sleep during the pandemic, why melatonin isn’t the answer, and why consumer wearables may do more harm than good.

我n this episode of Talking Sleep, we sit down with Loretta Colvin, APRN, to learn more about the role of advanced practice providers in the sleep medicine practice, how APPs collaborate with physicians to provide patient care, and how to incorporate these valuable team members into a practice to expand services and improve access to care.

Consumer-oriented sleep trackers are increasing in popularity and provide an opportunity to educate users about the importance of healthy sleep, says Dr. Logan Schneider, co-director of the Stanford/VA Alzheimer’s Research Center and a tech consultant. In this episode, Dr. Schneider discusses the benefits of sleep tech to consumers and clinicians and his involvement in developing Google’s newsleep tracking device

From AI-assisted scoring to personalized sleep treatments,artificial intelligencehas incredible potential in sleep medicine. In this episode, we talk to AASM AI committee members Dr. Anuja Bandyopadhyay and Sam Rusk to learn more about current and future applications of AI, the value to patients and plans for an AASM certification program to validate and standardize AI scoring software.

呼吸暂停指数是阻塞性睡眠呼吸暂停严重程度的最有争议的措施之一。在这一集中,我们与博士交谈。Daniel Gottlieb和Douglas Kirsch关于new research statementfrom the Sleep Research Society that explores the strengths and weaknesses of the AHI and considers other measures to determine OSA risk and treatment options.

我mproving health outcomes and health systems requires new ways of thinking. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Azizi Seixas, an assistant professor in the Departments of Population Health and Psychiatry at NYU Langone and chair of the recent一个一个SM Sleep Medicine Disruptorsmeeting, about leveraging disruption to be more efficient, develop new solutions and better engage with and care for people in our communities.

Obstructive sleep apnea affects 40-50% of children with Down syndrome; however, access to care, diagnosis, and treatment of OSA presents many challenges. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Ignacio Tapia, a pediatric sleep specialist whose研究aims to increase access to sleep care for special needs’ patients, leverage home sleep apnea tests and improve PAP adherence through programs benefiting patients and their families.

我n this episode, we review theCPAP technology assessmentdraft report released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the一个一个SM-led response。我们的嘉宾Susheel Patil博士强调了该报告的关键发现,该报告及其合作伙伴认为它不足,以及它如何通过为未来的研究优先事项设定舞台来最终推动该领域。

睡觉medicine is a diverse profession and the AASM strives to be representative and inclusive of all backgrounds and perspectives. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Andrew Spector, chair of the AASM’s多样性,公平和包容委员会, about the Academy’s efforts to identify and eliminate barriers to inclusion, support initiatives for better diversity, and work to reduce health care disparities.

我n this episode, we review the recently released AASMclinical practice guideline用于治疗高血压的中央疾病。我们与制定该指南的AASM特遣队主席Kiran Maski博士谈论了数据驱动的治疗建议以及未来的研究方向,诊断高感觉的挑战以及睡眠生物标志物的潜力。

With increased use of telemedicine, how reliable are video evaluations for obstructive sleep apnea? Today’s guest, Dr. Michael Yurcheshen, recently published astudy在《临床睡眠医学杂志》中,将远程医疗与面对面评估进行比较,以进行睡眠呼吸的呼吸。他讨论了自己的发现,分享了有关如何进行最佳视频考试的提示,并探讨了将来如何利用远程医疗。

Aasm的就职典礼Change Agentscompetition brought together teams from all areas of sleep medicine to think about innovative and creative ways to reimagine the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. In today’s episode, we talk to the leader of the winning team, Dr. Amy Bender, about the proposal, “让我们把睡觉Back into睡觉药物,” which recommends measuring sleep depth to predict CPAP adherence and offer more personalized sleep apnea treatment.

一个clinical sleep health educator can help bridge the gaps between patients and providers, leading to improved diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders and better coordination among the health care team. In today’s episode, we’ll learn about theCertification in Clinical Sleep Healthcredential with Andrea Ramberg, RPSGT, CCSH, president-elect of the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists.

我n this episode, we talk with Dr. Scott Kutscher, sleep fellowship director at Stanford and a member of the AASM’s Sleep Medicine Fellowship Directors Council. He discusses theChoose Sleepinitiative to increase the knowledge and awareness of a career in sleep medicine, how sleep fellowship programs have responded and adapted to the pandemic, and a move for sleep medicine’s Match Day.

一个re you overwhelmed by the constantly changing landscape of sleep technologies? Having trouble keeping up with your patient’s latest sleep tracker? The AASM Emerging Technology Committee is here to help. In this episode, we talk with committee members Drs. Maryann Deak, Sharon Schutte-Rodin and Ambrose Chiang about AASM resources to evaluate sleep-related clinical and consumer devices to help further your understanding of#Sleeptechnology

一个newclinical practice guideline根据AASM建议,手术咨询可能适合努力使用CPAP治疗其阻塞性睡眠呼吸暂停的患者。在这一集中,我们与两位指南作者Drs进行了交谈。耳鼻喉科医生和睡眠专家戴维·肯特(David Kent)和杰夫·斯坦利(Jeff Stanley)介绍了有关手术咨询的建议,以及他们如何使患者能够为他们的护理做出最佳决定。

Newevidence-based principlesco-published by the AASM and SRS are designed to help employers take a holistic view of setting work shift durations to positively impact employee health, safety, and productivity by reducing mental and physical fatigue. Lead author Dr. Indira Gurubhagavatula joins us to explain the guiding principles and how they can be used to develop effective, customized solutions for shift duration.

We wrap up season 3 of Talking Sleep with a discussion of the economic impact of sleep disorders. In astudy最近发表在《临床睡眠医学杂志》上。Phil Huyett和Neil Bhattacharyya Crunch Crunch估计诊断和治疗睡眠障碍和相关并发症的医疗保健费用。我们与他们谈论他们的发现和含义。

Season Two

在我们的第2季首次亮相中,我们与海军研究生院教授兼NPS船员耐力团队的负责人Nita Shattuck博士进行了交谈,该团队将睡眠促进了海军准备就绪的关键要素。Shattuck博士的虚拟睡眠2020演讲sleep-related challenges in the militarywas one of the meeting’s most popular lectures. In this episode of Talking Sleep, Dr. Shattuck shares how evidence and data led to broad changes in naval policy.

Updated in early 2020, the一个一个SM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Eventsis the definitive resource for the evaluation of sleep tests. In this episode of Talking Sleep, our correspondent Dr. Robert Vorona talks with Drs. Richard Berry and Stuart Quan of the AASM Scoring Manual Committee for insight into some of the changes.

The一个我RE programis a new approach to offering fellowships in sleep medicine using a competency-based curriculum and uniform evaluation tools. In this episode of Talking Sleep, we discuss the AIRE program with several guests, including program directors and fellows. Participants in the AIRE fellowship can complete their sleep training as part of a blended or part-time program, with the goal of increasing the number of sleep specialists.

Energy conservation and candy consumption are just two reasons the U.S. has implemented or extended daylight saving time. But evidence shows the twice-yearly time change has detrimental effects on our health and safety, especially when we “spring forward.” In this episode of Talking Sleep, we talk with Dr. M. Adeel Rishi, vice-chair of the AASM Public Safety Committee and lead author of the Academy’s position statement calling for theelimination of daylight saving timeto learn why “falling back” to permanent standard time is best for optimal health.

Race and place have far-reaching consequences for sleep health. In this episode of Talking Sleep, Dr. Dayna Johnson, a sleep epidemiologist at Emory University, explains her研究into the social and environmental factors that contribute to sleep health disparities as well as thedisproportionate impact of COVID-19 on minorities。She also discusses how the sleep medicine community can take action to improve health equity, raise awareness of sleep benefits and improve access to care.

Talking Sleep的这一集由针对中央睡眠呼吸暂停的主要研究Rami Khayat博士。Khayat博士讨论了评分,诊断和治疗CSA的挑战,以及为什么在心力衰竭患者中对其进行测试很重要。他还描述了一个current clinical trial研究低流量氧对CSA和心力衰竭患者的影响。

我n the year’s final episode of Talking Sleep, Dr. Asha Singh of the AASM Coding and Compliance Committee highlights changes to evaluation and management codes coming in 2021. Providers and office staff need to be aware of the updates, which include options to bill based on total time or medical decision-making. AASM members also can view this freeE/M编码网络研讨会for more information.

Season One

在首集说的睡眠,我们坐下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.

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.

丽莎·沃尔夫博士,全国公认的权威in non-invasive mechanical ventilation discusses the pros and cons of empiric and in-lab bilevel titration therapy.

有证据表明医用大麻是阻塞性睡眠呼吸暂停的有效治疗方法吗?找出我们何时与成瘾的精神科医生和睡眠医师Bhanu Kolla博士进行交谈,他们研究了睡眠障碍与成瘾性疾病之间的相互作用。

我n 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.

大流行破坏了儿童的睡眠和学校时间表。在这一集中,我们与小儿睡眠专家Dominic Gault博士谈论管理孩子和在当前的环境中睡眠,并为重返学校的准备,无论是面对面的学习还是远程学习。

We’re encountering many patients who are having trouble sleeping during the pandemic. In this episode of Talking Sleep, we discuss some of the causes and treatments for insomnia. Psychologist Dr. Barbara McCann uses a variety of techniques to help her patients address their restless nights.

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 is chair of the AASM Public Awareness Advisory Committee. She 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 chaired the AASM Consumer and Clinical Technology Committee, which developed a position statement on the use of consumer sleep technology in clinical practice. Dr. Khosla also was co-chair of the AASM Sleep Medicine Trends course.