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Fundamentals of Sleep Technology

Postby strawberri » Tue May 22, 2007 11:47 am

I received my copy of A2Zzz yesterday and there is an article describing the new "comprehensive textbook for Sleep Technology" being published, called Fundamentals of Sleep Technology.

I looked on the AAST website, but could not find it, found it on Amazon for $125 and free shipping.

Has anyone seen this book? Is it worth the 125 bucks?
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Postby somnonaut » Tue May 22, 2007 3:21 pm

I am confused about books. I was supposedly a chapter editor (Event recognition) for the APT textbook which was started back in 2004. I have not heard of anything for over a year now. Who is the publisher? This is the one, right?

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Postby zack » Tue May 22, 2007 4:25 pm

Thats the one. It better be worth the money cuz I bought it! I havn't got it yet. I hear it should be alot better than Principals of Polysomnography. I'll let you know what I think.
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Postby strawberri » Wed May 23, 2007 5:44 am

That's the one somnonaut.

This is the description in the A2Zzz magazine:

Years of hard work from numerous AAST members came to fruitation with the publication in May of
Fundamentals of Sleep Technology
, a comprehensive textbook for the profession.

Edited by Nic Butkob, RPSGT, and Teofilo Lee-Chiong, MD, the textbook is divided into 78 chapters that cover 800 pages. Divided into 13 sections, it provides a thorough overview of normal sleep and sleep disorders as well as in-depth looks at polysomnography and theraputic interventions. Another section addresses the unique aspects of pediatric sleep, and additional chapters focus on sleep center management.

Along with the many chapters that were written by AAST members, the textbook has contributions from renowned sleep specialists such as Sudhansu Chokroverty, MD, Christian Guilleminault, MD, and Clete Kushida, MD, PHD, RPSGT.

"Fundatmentals of Sleep Technology is a definitive new textbook, designed and created by the collaborative efforts of multiple authors and recognized experts in sleep medicine", says Butkov. "The book is an essential milestone for the AAST, helping to set standards for the field, as well as providing a practical reference. It is a tremedous accomplishment for the members of the AAST who participated in the project, from it's conception nearly five years ago to the final product."



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I attempted to find the book to order it last night on the AAST website and could not find it. From where, and when did you order your copy zack?
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Postby bob » Wed May 23, 2007 10:15 pm

Does anyone know if it incorporates the new standards in the AASM Manual?
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Postby Sleepy in South Dakota » Wed May 23, 2007 10:31 pm

I know one of the authors and they did not have the new scoring rules to include. Sleepy
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Postby zack » Thu May 24, 2007 12:33 am

No new scoring rules , but it looks like it blows Spriggs wayyyy out of the water. I just got it today and only browsed through, but it has chapters on nuerophisiology, pulomonary phisiology, an at-first-glance awsome EKG section, I, so far, am very pleased with my investment. No practice Qs, so a work-book would be cool.
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Postby zack » Thu May 24, 2007 12:34 am

strawberri wrote:
I attempted to find the book to order it last night on the AAST website and could not find it. From where, and when did you order your copy zack?


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Postby strawberri » Thu May 24, 2007 7:55 am

That's the same place I ordered mine from last night zack!

I can't wait for it to ship! Thanks for the review.

Perhaps those of us that order the book can make up questions on our own out of each section and share them.
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Postby sleepadmin » Thu May 24, 2007 7:56 pm

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Postby strawberri » Fri May 25, 2007 8:07 am

Oh wow, I'm sorry I didn't order through Binary, I really didn't think about you having a link sleepadmin. I was excited about ordering it and never even gave it a thought. :cry:

I apologize, next time when I want to order a book, I will go through the link for Binary or PM you first.
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Postby strawberri » Tue Jun 05, 2007 8:54 am

This is a great book, explains in detail the answers to most of the questions that was making my brain hurt at times.

I'm making up a study schedule to use with the book, plus some end of the chapter questions as I go along to quiz myself on later. There are 13 sections, and I plan on taking the exam in September.

If I do a section each week, I should have the book completed and a couple of weeks left to do a review over all the info I have acquired from the other books also.

zack I agree...I would like a workbook to go along with the book...maybe the publishers will do one, plus an updated publication using the new scoring rules (free to those of us that bought the book the month it was published).....HEY..one can always hope!

I also ordered Sleep Medicine Pearls (using Binary's link to Amazon), it's very detailed and a well written study book.
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Re: Fundamentals of Sleep Technology

Postby MrBig » Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:06 pm

strawberri wrote:I received my copy of A2Zzz yesterday and there is an article describing the new "comprehensive textbook for Sleep Technology" being published, called Fundamentals of Sleep Technology.

I looked on the AAST website, but could not find it, found it on Amazon for $125 and free shipping.

Has anyone seen this book? Is it worth the 125 bucks?


I recently purchased this book. I have read many books on sleep/polysom and this is hands down the best. Way better than Principles Of Polysomnography. Not even a comparison. Get it.
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Postby Cemorzzz Jax » Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:28 pm

Let's make sure to put balance where due: while some may not like Will's book, it was out there during a time when there wasn't much specifically targeted to sleep technologists. Like any other evolution, the new AAST book is now the latest-&-greatest thing to get-

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Postby respbarb » Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:00 pm

I concur Jax. while Will's book does have some discrepencies, at that time it was still the ony fundemental textbook.
The AAST took way to long to publish this book, however it is most welcomed.
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