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Just like in any other industry, sleep centers have had to shift their practices to a more remote model wherever possible in the face of COVID-19. HSATs and disposables have increased, with dropship and curb-side pickup options available for safety and convenience. In-person appointments have waned as people have become open to using telehealth even for sleep concerns, and patients have become more and more averse to coming into the lab in person over the past year. Add to that additional protocols and processes that take extra time, and now some places don’t require masks if you’re vaccinated, but some still do, or they didn’t, but now there’s the Delta variant, so they do again, maybe I’ll just put it off… who really gets a decent night’s sleep anyway, right?