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Wearable devices for sleep assessments offer a cost-effective and convenient alternative to traditional measures of sleep. Devices are now available to measure oxygenation, respiration electrocardiogram, and electroencephalogram in the home environment. This study assessed standard (oximetry) and novel (cardiopulmonary coupling) measures of sleep state in a well-established epidemiology cohort.
The results suggest that home/wearable assessment of sleep is 1) feasible, cost-effective, and yields reliable results; 2) inter-individual differences are stable; 3) measures can be readily repeated; 4) in-person visits are not required, markedly simplifying data collection. Both standard and novel measures can be collected.
Wearable devices offer convenient alternative to traditional measures of sleep to improve sleep management.