Talking Sleep
Talking Sleep
The vast 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 clinical sleep medicine and sleep disorders. Our host, Dr. Seema Khosla, medical director of the North Dakota Center for Sleep in Fargo, will take an in-depth look at issues impacting the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Episodes will feature conversations with clinicians, researchers, sleep team members and other health care experts working to help us sleep well so we can live well.
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea
This episode of Talking Sleep features Dr. Rami Khayat, a leading central sleep apnea researcher. Dr. Khayat discusses the challenges in scoring, diagnosing and treating CSA and why it’s important to test for it in heart failure patients. He also describes a current clinical trial studying the impact of low-flow oxygen on patients with CSA and heart failure.
Nov 25
43 min
Understanding Sleep Health Disparities
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 research into the social and environmental factors that contribute to sleep health disparities as well as the disproportionate 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.
Nov 12
35 min
Time’s Up! The Call to End Daylight Saving Time
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 the elimination of daylight saving time to learn why “falling back” to permanent standard time is best for optimal health.
Oct 29
24 min
Fresh AIRE: Advancing Innovation in Sleep Medicine Training
The AIRE program is 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 parttime program, with the goal of increasing the number of sleep specialists.
Oct 15
31 min
AASM Sleep Scoring Manual Updates
Updated in early 2020, the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events is 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.
Oct 1
18 min
Keeping Watch: Sleep in the Military
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Nita Shattuck, professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and leader of the NPS Crew Endurance Team, which promotes sleep as a key element to naval readiness. Dr. Shattuck’s Virtual SLEEP 2020 presentation on sleep-related challenges in the military was 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 and how that can apply to civilian patients.
Sep 17
27 min
Insomnia and COVID-19
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.
Aug 6
31 min
Healthy Sleep for Kids During COVID-19
The pandemic has disrupted sleep and school schedules for children. In this episode, we talk with pediatric sleep specialist Dr. Dominic Gault about managing kids and sleep in the current environment and preparing for the return to school, whether it’s in-person or remote learning.
Jul 23
36 min
Cardiac Complications in Undiagnosed OSA
In 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 noncardiac surgery. Dr. Chung is a professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Toronto and developer of the STOP-BANG questionnaire.
Jul 9
26 min
Medical Marijuana and OSA: The POTcast
Is there evidence that medical marijuana is an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea? Find out when we talk to Dr. Bhanu Kolla, an addiction psychiatrist and sleep physician who studies the interaction between sleep disturbances and addictive disorders.
Jun 25
17 min
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