Sleep Disorder Screening: Integration of Subjective and Objective Measures

Reference:
Magnusdottir S, Hilmisson H, Sveinsdottir E. Sleep Disorder Screening: Integration of Subjective and Objective Measures. SM J Sleep Disord 2017; 3(2): 1014 https://smjournals.com/sleep-disorders/download.php?file=fulltext/smjsd-v3-1014.pdf

Objectives:
Comparing the output of two subjective self-evaluating sleep questionnaires commonly used in adult populations at-risk for sleep disorders, focusing on sleepiness and insomnia symptoms, to automated CardioPulmonary Coupling (CPC) analysis of electrocardiography (ECG) data collected during sleep, to measure sleep quality.

Conclusions:
Sleep questionnaires have low sensitivity, specificity and agreement when compared to objective sleep measures.

Practical Significance:
The need to add an objective measure of sleep physiology and pathology to subjective patient self-evaluation of sleep quality when screening for sleep disorders can be solved with this simple, FDA-cleared method to evaluate sleep and sleep disorders.

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Sleep Disorder Screening: Integration of Subjective and Objective Measures