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Talking Sleep | Clinical Considerations for Novel Sleep Technology

The sleep field is intertwined with technological advances. Innovative devices are being developed every day, some of which are crossing over into the clinical realm. In this episode of Talking Sleep, Dr. Scott Ryals and Dr. Steven Holfinger describe how some novel home sleep apnea test devices work and explain how clinicians should approach them.

Scott Ryals, MD, is a sleep physician at Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a current member of the AASM Scoring Manual Committee, and a former member of the AASM Emerging Technology Committee.

Steven Holfinger, MD, is an assistant professor practicing sleep medicine at The Ohio State University in the Department of Pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. He is also the associate program director of OSU’s sleep medicine fellowship and a member of the AASM Emerging Technology Committee.

Episode Resources

  1. Consumer sleep technology: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement
  2. Consumer sleep technologies: how to balance the promises of new technology with evidence-based medicine and clinical guidelines
  3. Evaluating consumer and clinical sleep technologies: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine update
  4. Photoplethysmography—new applications for an old technology: a sleep technology review
  5. Performance of seven consumer sleep-tracking devices compared with polysomnography
  6. #SleepTechnology resource (AASM members only access)
  7. Emerging Technology (resources developed by the AASM Emerging Technology Committee)

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