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Sleep Med Clin. 2016 Dec;11(4):461-468. doi: 10.1016/j.jsmc.2016.08.008. Epub 2016 Sep 28.

Sleep Applications to Assess Sleep Quality.

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Center of Sleep Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Luisenstr 13, Berlin 10117, Germany. Electronic address: ingo.fietze@charite.de.

Abstract

This article highlights the potential uses that smartphone applications may have for helping those with sleep problems. Applications in smartphones offer the promised possibility of detection of sleep. From the author's own experience, one can also conclude that sleep applications are approximately as good as polysomnography in detection of sleep time, similar to the conventional wearable actimeters. In the future, sleep applications will help to further enhance awareness of sleep health and to distinguish those who actually poorly and only briefly sleep from those who suffer more likely from paradox insomnia.

KEYWORDS:

Actimeters; Insomnia; Polysomnography; Sleep disturbance; Smartphone applications

PMID:
28118870
DOI:
10.1016/j.jsmc.2016.08.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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