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Essentials of Polysomnography, Second Edition
A Training Guide and Reference For Sleep Technicians

Author(s): William H. Spriggs, BS, RPSGT
  • ISBN-13: 9781284030273
  • Hardcover    386 pages      © 2015
Price: $129.95 US List
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Essentials of Polysomnography, Second Edition is a 386-page, full color text designed specifically for sleep technicians and professionals. The new compact design and layout includes the same amount of content from the First Edition, with updated content and images. This textbook is written by William H. Spriggs, a certified sleep technician, and is used in hospitals, sleep labs, physician offices, and colleges and universities around the world. The Second Edition is ideal for training new sleep technicians, and students interested in studying polysomnography, as well as physicians, sleep lab managers, DME reps, and sleep lab front office staff members. The Second Edition is also a great reference and study tool to help prepare for the RPSGT and CPSGT certification exams.

The new edition's content and questions reflect the  new ICSD-3 classifications, AASM Rules and address the BRPT new exam blueprints as well as the revised AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events released in July 2013, content includes:

  • An overview of normal sleep and the history of sleep disorders
  • Patient education and the patient flow process
  • Life as a Sleep Technician
  • Patient Hookup Procedures
  • Polysomnography overview and interpretation
  • Pediatric sleep medicine
  • Hundreds of sample epochs depicting sleep stages, artifacts, and events

New chapters/topics in the Second Edition include:

  • Medical and Neurological effects on sleep
  • Effects of Medicine on Sleep
  • Additional coverage and review questions on Data Storage and Archiving
  • More in-depth coverage of Pediatrics, including pediatric scoring information
  • Updated, as well as more, coverage on ECG
  • All content is updated to reflect the ICSD-3, AASM, and BRPT changes

Instructor Resources: Lecture Outlines in PowerPoint format and a Test Bank

Features & Benefits

  • 650-page, full color text
  • 750 new practice questions with answers/explanations
  • 320 PowerPoint Presentation Slides
  • Written by an experienced author and instructor in polsomnography
  • Designed around the board exam for sleep technicians
  • Includes the latest sleep disorder definitions and categorization


Applicable Courses

Intro to Polysomnography

Clinical Application of Sleep Medicine

Polysomnographic Instrumentation

Monitoring Techniques

Patient and Equipment Preparation

Scoring and Interpretation

Pediatric Polysomnography

Theoretical Fundamentals of Polysomnography

Clinical Fundamentals of Polysomnography

Therapeutic Interventions and Clinical Patient Management

1  Normal Sleep
2  Sleep Disorders
3  Patient Flow Process
4  Life as a Sleep Technician
5  Diagnostic Equipment
6  Patient Hookup Procedures
7  Viewing a Polysomnogram
8  Artifacts and Troubleshooting
9  Performing an Overnight Sleep Study
10  Performing a CPAP Titration
11  Performing Other Types of Sleep Studies
12  Sleep Staging
13  Abnormal Events
14  Cardiac Rhythms
15  Scoring and Reporting
16  Pediatric Sleep Medicine

William H. Spriggs, BS, RPSGT

Will Spriggs started working as a sleep technician in 1998 at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. After earning his registry in polysomnography, he went on to receive bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from the University of Utah. Mr. Spriggs has worked in various management positions within the field and went on to form Sleep Ed, LLC, a company designed for developing and selling educational products for sleep technicians. Upon moving to Dallas, Mr. Spriggs served as Director of Operations at Sleep Healers where he helped them to grow to be the largest sleep disorder company in North Texas.

Additional Titles by this Author
  • "This is a helpful book for those interested in the technical aspects of sleep medicine. It is a comprehensive test preparation guide for those preparing to take the RPSGT or RST exam. This second edition includes several updates, including new technology for acquiring data, updated ABSM sleep scoring rules (2012), and new classification of sleep disorders based on the International Classification of Sleep Disorders (2013).

    It is specifically targeted at candidates preparing to take the Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) examination offered by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) or the Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) examination administered by the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM). It is also may serve as a primer and reference for those who are training in the field of sleep science -- not only technicians, but also physicians, psychologists, advanced practice nurses, and physician assistants."

    ~ Maureen A. Smith, MS, RN, APN-RC, Rush University Medical Center (for Doody's Book Review, Score: 95 - 4 Stars!)

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284030273

Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank


Bundle ISBN: 9781284141955
Includes Textbook, Pocket Guide and Flashcards.

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