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: Understanding
    and Implementing the AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events:
    Rules, Terminology and Technical Specifications. Darien, IL: American Academy of
    Sleep Medicine; 2017.

  2. Berry RB, Brooks R, Gamaldo CE, et al.; for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
    The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events: Rules, Terminology
    and Technical Specifications. Version 2.4. Darien, Illinois: American Academy of Sleep
    Medicine; 2017.

  3. American Academy of Sleep Medicine. International classification of sleep disorders,
    3rd ed. Darien, IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2017.

  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. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. Rosenberg R; for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. An Introduction to Sleep Disorders. Darien, IL: American Academy of Sleep Medicine; 2018

  9. 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.