2009 RPSGT Exam Testing Windows Announced

The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) has posted the 2009 RPSGT exam dates. These dates are: • March 16-28, 2009 • June 15-27, 2009 • September 14-26, 2009 • November 30 – December 12, 2009 A

Prefabricated Oral Devices Not Useful for Sleep Apnea

Last Updated: 2008-08-29 12:21:39 -0400 (Reuters Health) Prefabricated thermoplastic oral appliances for mandibular advancement are not effective for treating mild sleep apnea, and clinicians should use custom-made devices instead, new research

Supine Sleep Position May Promote Apnea in Stroke Patients

Acute ischemic stroke patients spend most of their time asleep in the supine position, possibly contributing to the severity of sleep apnea, according to findings reported in the September issue of the journal Stroke. "Sleep apnea is very c

ED Related to Sleep Apnea Treatable

A recent study from the University of Louisville may have pinpointed the cause of erectile dysfunction (ED) that OSA patients sometimes experience. The researchers believe the ED may be linked to the chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) that OSA pati

No Sign of Withdrawals from LUNESTA 2 mg in Phase IV Study

A 12-week study of LUNESTA 2 mg showed elderly patients taking the drug experienced significant improvements in measures of daytime function. Participants in the study completed an electronic diary at the end of each day to capture measures of d

Sleep Tech Licensure Legislation Introduced

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reports that legislation was introduced to the Washington, DC, city council regarding polysomnography and polysomnographic technologists. The legislation proposes creating a definition of polysomnog

Merger Aims to Boost Applications of Existing Sleep Meds

Novacea Inc and Transcept Pharmaceuticals Inc have signed a merger agreement in which the companies will form one specialty pharmaceutical company intended to develop new patient benefits from innovative applications of existing prescription sleep