Explore the January 2024 Edition

Learn about recent updates in FDA clearances surrounding oral appliances for severe OSA, the risks associated with magnetic closures in CPAP masks, the business considerations of selecting an HST service vendor, the potential therapeutic applications of auditory stimulation during sleep, 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.

Oral Appliances Gain Ground in Severe Sleep Apnea Treatment*

Learning Objectives: Understand why cumulative metrics for sleep apnea, akin to pack-years for smoking, could offer a more nuanced view of the disorder’s severity and long-term impact; explore the potential benefits and challenges of adopting cumulative measurements in sleep apnea diagnosis.

Unmasking the Risks of Magnetic CPAP Masks*

Learning Objectives: Understand the critique of overusing bilevel PAP for OSA therapy and its implications on therapy efficacy; explain the physiological and physical dynamics of bilevel PAP, including the impact on airway pressure and patient comfort.

How to Select a Home Sleep Testing Services Vendor*

Learning Objectives: List and describe the business considerations of selecting an HST service vendor; comprehend the critical factors and questions to consider when selecting an HST service vendor for sleep medicine practices; recognize the business, technological, and workflow aspects crucial for integrating third-party HST services effectively.

Medicare Now Reimburses Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea Therapy*

Learning Objectives: Understand the recent expansion of Medicare coverage for certain positional obstructive sleep apnea therapy devices and its significance; explain how POSA device reimbursement impacted the therapy landscape in the Netherlands.

An Overlooked Aspect of Sleep That Impacts Heart Health*

Learning Objectives: Explain the key findings of the proof-of-concept study on auditory stimulation on sleep slow wave activity and whether it affects cardiovascular function during and after sleep; describe the potential therapeutic applications of auditory stimulation during sleep.

Terms for CSTE Qualification

The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) designates this educational activity–Sleep Review’s January 2024 and March 2024 Digital Edition series—for a maximum of 1.0 Continuing Sleep Technology Education (CSTE) credits. Individuals should claim only those credits that he/she actually earned in the educational activity.  January 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