Adult Only Rules

First Sleep School

Who It's For

Individuals who want to cover the Adult Scoring topics, while omitting other course lessons from the RPSGT Board Prep Course.

Topics Covered

  1. Technical Specs & General Scoring
  2. Sleep Staging
  3. Arousal, Cardiac, & Movement Rules
  4. Respiratory Rules
  5. HSAT

What to Expect

Students enrolled in this course can expect short, high quality video lessons about 5-10 minutes in length, followed by a brief quiz after each lesson.


The Online Scoring Manual: Adult Rules Only allows you access to the 6 review sections specifically designed to mimic the adult content areas of The AASM Manual for the Scoring of Sleep and Associated Events. Designed for technologists wanting to understand the scoring rules for adult patients.

Course Overview


Section 1

Technical Specifications and General Scoring

  • Recording Parameters
  • Technical Specifications
  • PSG Recording Features
  • General Scoring – Adults


Section 2

Sleep Staging – Adults

  • Scoring W – Adults
  • Scoring N1 – Adults
  • Scoring N2 – Adults
  • Scoring N3 – Adults
  • Scoring R – Adults
  • Scoring Major body Movements


Section 3

Arousal, Cardiac and Movement Rules

  • Arousal Rules
  • Cardiac Rules
  • Movement Rules - PLM
  • Movement Rules - Other Types


Section 4

Respiratory Rules – Adults

  • General Respiratory Rules – Adults
  • Scoring Apneas – Adults
  • Scoring Hypopneas – Adults
  • Scoring RERAs – Adults
  • Scoring Hypoventilation – Adults
  • Scoring Cheyne-Stokes – Adults


Section 5

HSAT with Airflow/Effort

  • HSAT General Specifications
  • HSAT Respiratory Specifications
  • HSAT Scoring Apneas
  • HSAT Scoring Hypopneas


Section 6


  • HSAT PAT Specifications

What to Expect

Each student is given their own personal Dashboard upon enrollment. This is where you will access any course(s) you are enrolled in, as well as manage your user profile, achievements, certificates, order histories, and view course completion.

The course material is a Micro-Learning styled approach to teaching. 

Each lesson is broken into two components:

  1. A short on-screen video
  2. A brief quiz over the specific topics reviewed in that lesson’s video.

We intentionally structure our courses this way because we believe that providing information in relatively short bursts of focused content promotes retention rates and increases comprehension.

On average, video lessons are around 5 minutes. A few lessons can reach up to 15 mins for some of the more condensed content, and others are a little as 1 minute in length.

After each video lesson is completed, the student will be given the option to either rewatch the video as many times as they would like, or they can proceed to the quiz.

Immediately following each lesson, you will be prompted to take a brief quiz, usually consisting of about 5 questions. The quizzes are times, however you will have multiple attempts to achieve a passing grade. 

Before a student is allowed to advance to the next lesson, a passing grade of 80% must have been acquired on the previous quiz.

The video lesson can be rewatched in between each quiz attempt, if the student would like to watch it again.

Each lesson is carefully prepared and instructed by First Sleep School’s Owner, Larry Brewer

Larry is a Registered Sleep Technologist with over 15 years of experience.

He focuses on providing a clear understanding of the content through a relational styled teaching approach. He appreciates the value of providing real-life examples to explain even the most complex content. 

See what previous students have to say about Larry, here.

Hours of CSTE
Repeatable Lessons


Access to Content

Access Plans

Access Plans

1 Month

1 Month 24/7 Access to Content
$ 100
One-Time Payment
  • 1 Month Access
  • 25 Repeatable Lessons
  • 3.5 Hours of CSTE

3 Month

3 Month 24/7 Access to Content
$ 200
One-Time Payment
  • 3 Month Access
  • 25 Repeatable Lessons
  • 3.5 Hours of CSTE
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