Handbook for Sleep Medicine Technologists is the consummate tool for polysomnographic technologists, respiratory care practitioners, neurodiagnostic technologists, nurses, physician's assistants, and any other practitioners who need to understand or perform sleep studies. Students will find it particularly useful, as the book begins with fundamental principles and describes materials, techniques and expected results in great detail. From choosing equipment and setting up a sleep center to hooking up patients, running tests and scoring polysomnograms, the handbook covers every aspect of a technologist's job. There is also a large section on principles and theory, including effects of pharmacologic agents on sleep and a complete discussion of all currently recognized sleep disorders. This book is a perfect companion for any practicing technologist, student, or layperson wanting to understand the practice of sleep technology. It is an excellent reference and review source for the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) Examination, and is utilized extensively by the American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) as a teaching guide in the Syllabus of the Curriculum in Polysomnographic Technology.