Title

Added Value of Actigraphy for Pediatric Insomnia Evaluations in Clinical Practice ( Research)

Publication/Presentation Date

7-2014

Abstract

We found that Actigraphy is feasible in clinical practice; parents complete sleep logs in more than 70% of the nights, but use the device > 90% of nights during their 2-weeks assessments. In our sample, there was an incremental increase in identification of insufficient sleep with actigraphy, but parents over-reported circadian shifts. Actigraphy adds value to insomnia evaluation in clinical practice because parents may inaccurately report the sleep/wake schedule, leading to the wrong diagnosis and potentially inappropriate management.

Comments

Study Completed July 2014 to June 2015, Dr. Morkous was the Sleep Fellow Research Assistant (Co-investigator), University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pediatrics

Department(s)

Department of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics Faculty, Research

Document Type

Research

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