Explore the April 2024 Edition

Get perspectives on Philips’ withdrawal from the sleep diagnostics and therapy markets,  learn about the science of snore sensors, find out why researchers think sleep position and neurodegenerative disease are linked, and more.

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CSTE Exam Preparation Articles

For thorough test preparation, please review these essential articles. They cover key topics and concepts that will be evaluated.

After Philips: Filling the Diagnostics Void

Learning Objectives: Understand the impact of Philips’ market withdrawal on the availability of home sleep testing devices; analyze the challenges and opportunities faced by sleep physicians and patients in the wake of the Philips diagnostics withdrawal, discuss the potential long-term effects of the market withdrawal on the sleep diagnostics industry.

How the Sleep Therapy Sector Is Responding to Philips Respironics’ Exit

Learning Objectives: Describe the digital solutions sleep DMEs are integrating into their operations to enhance patient satisfaction and care; discuss how these technological advancements address challenges such as staffing shortages and compliance with CPAP therapy while improving the speed and accuracy of the prescription process.

The Science of Snore Sensors*

Learning Objectives: Describe the differences between snore microphones, piezoelectric sensors, and nasal pressure transducers; explain the characteristics of the subcategory of PVDF sensors; understand concerns regarding the clinical significance of snoring.

The Bedtime Fruit Ritual Elevating Athletes’ Sleep Game*

Learning Objectives: Explain why kiwifruit was selected for study by ​​Rónán Doherty, et al; describe how the study findings could influence dietary solutions for better sleep quality; list the sleep-promoting ingredients found in kiwifruit.

Sleep Position May Influence Risk for Neurodegenerative Diseases*

Learning Objectives: List the main findings of the study “Head position during sleep: potential implications for patients with neurodegenerative disorders;” explain the potential mechanism of action; understand the clinical implications of the study findings.

Terms for CSTE Qualification

The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) designates this educational activity–Sleep Review’s April, May, & June/July 2024 Digital Edition series—for a maximum of 1.5 Continuing Sleep Technology Education (CSTE) credits. Individuals should claim only those credits that he/she actually earned in the educational activity. April 2024 Edition is worth 0.5 credits on its own; certificates will be issued every other week on Fridays to allow time for completion of the entire series, if desired.

To be awarded Continuing Sleep Technology Education (CSTE) credit, BRPT-credential holders must read the digital edition of Sleep Review and score 80% or higher on the post-test. The participant may re-take the post-test up to 3 times. If unable to achieve a passing score, credit cannot be issued.

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* Conflict of Interest: Articles are written by employees of Sleep Review, which accepts sleep marketer advertising