Suggested Reading List - ABSM Sleep Technologist Registry Examination

RST candidates are encouraged to use the following references in preparation for the ABSM Sleep Technologist Registry Examination. The suggested readings are based on the topics covered in the RST exam:

  1. American Academy of Sleep Medicine. A Technologist's Handbook for Understanding and Implementing the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events. Westchester, IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2009.

  2. Berry RB, Brooks R, Gamaldo CE, Harding SM, Marcus CL and Vaughn BV for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events: Rules, Terminology and Technical Specifications, Version 2.0. www.aasmnet.org, Darien, Illinois: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2012.

  3. American Academy of Sleep Medicine. International Classification of Sleep Disorders: Diagnostic and Coding Manual. 2 ed. Westchester, IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2005.

  4. Epstein LJ, Kristo D, Strollo PJ, et al. Clinical guide for the evaluation, management and long-term care of obstructive sleep apnea in adults. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 2009;5(3):263-76.

  5. Iber C, Ancoli-Israel S, Chesson AL, Jr., Quan SF. The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events: Rules, Terminology and Technical Specifications. Westchester, IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2007.

  6. Kushida CA, Chediak A, Berry RB, et al. Clinical guidelines for the manual titration of positive airway pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 2008;4(2):157-71.

  7. Lee-Chiong T, Butkov N. Fundamentals of Sleep Technology. Phildelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2007.

  8. Littner MR, Kushida C, Wise M, et al. Practice parameters for clinical use of the multiple sleep latency test and the maintenance of wakefulness test. Sleep 2005;28(1):113-21.

  9. Rosenberg R. A Technologist's Introduction to Sleep Medicine. Westchester, IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2010.

  10. Rosenberg R, Trimble M, Brooks R, Hebding J, Mattice C. A Technologist's Guide to Performing Sleep Studies. Westchester, IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2009.