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What is Polysomnography?

Polysomnography is the study of an individual’s sleep. Millions of Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Over 80 types of sleep disorders are recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Diagnosis may require an overnight stay in a sleep disorder clinic while being monitored by a Polysomnographic Technologist (“sleep tech”). The sleep tech will apply sensors to the patient’s scalp, face, neck, legs and body to observe their physiologic parameters of sleep. Most jobs in a sleep disorder clinic require working all night while monitoring the patient physiologic parameters.


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Do you offer job placement assistance?

While we do not offer job placement, Sleep Health Management Resources often receives calls from Sleep Disorder Clinics that are looking for staff. The certificate of completion from the program that you receive may make you a more desirable candidate for a position. Sleep Centers often advertise on our website. Join our email list from the home page to receive notification when jobs get posted.


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Who can attend Sleep Health Management Resources, Inc (SHMR) programs?

STAR Focused 2 Introductory sleep technologist training is recommended for the individual with a new interest in the medical field. One and two day courses in Board Prep & Review, Scoring for the Polysomnographer, Pediatric Sleep Concepts, and Advanced Concepts are designed for the experienced sleep technician/technologist wanting to advance their knowledge or skills or to get back to the basics by reviewing concepts in these areas.  Prerequisite experience levels vary for other programs. Please call to inquire, 815-298-0696.


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What is the cancellation policy?

A tuition refund will be received in the form of a credit memo less a $50.00 processing fee only when Sleep Health Management Resources, Inc is notified of the cancellation in writing a minimum of 14 days prior to the start of the program. Tuition will be forfeited if cancellation occurs within 14 days of the start of the program. Credit memos are valid for 12 months from the date of issue. Notify us of the need to cancel at info@sleep-health.com.


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Do I receive something for attending the program?

A certificate of completion and continuing education credits/units are awarded for most Sleep Health Management Resources, Inc. programs. Please bring your AARC and AAST membership numbers to class, if available. The number and type of continuing education credits vary by program.


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Do you offer financial assistance?

Payment Plan: SHMR offers an interest free payment plan suited to your financial needs (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly). Final payment must be made prior to the starting the program.


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Where are SHMR programs located?

STAR Focused 2 program lectures are offered online. Sleep Health Management Resources, Inc has collaborated with clinical affiliates for students to complete the required “hands on” learning in a sleep center. An information packet is provided on the STAR Focused 2 page.

Polysomnography Board Prep, Scoring for the Polysomnographer, Pediatric Sleep Concepts, Advanced Sleep Concepts, and other Sleep Health Management Resources courses are offered online, in a classroom or can be arranged to be held at your sleep center. In-lab training is ideal for sleep centers that have several technicians seeking education or training. Please call to inquire about our consulting fees and availability, 815-298-0696.


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What should I wear to class?

Our goal is to provide students with the most comfortable environment possible. Casual to business-casual attire is acceptable.


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Are meals included with the cost of tuition?

Catered lunch is provided for most full day programs. Please advise us if you have any special dietary needs (allergies, special medications, etc.). Hot breakfast is provided for hotel guests in many locations.


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What items should I bring to class?

In our initiative to “Go Green” we are saving trees!  Bring a laptop computer, tablet, or iPad to class to take notes on the digital manual that your instructor will share a link to a couple of days before class begins. Printed manuals must be reserved three weeks in advance. Call Sleep Health Management Resources, Inc. to inquire about a printed manual. Additional charges will be incurred for a printed manual.


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Do I receive something showing course attendance?

A certificate of completion and continuing education credits/units are awarded for most Sleep Health Management Resources, Inc. programs. Please bring your AARC and AAST membership numbers with you if you have them. The number of continuing education credits vary by program.


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Are there any books or materials I should read before attending class?

For most classes, you will receive the information that you need in class. If you would like to read some outside references, a list of suggested reading material is available on the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists website reference page.

STAR Focused 2 students will receive information regarding the recommended textbook used for class.