The actography is a cost-effective semiobjective method to measure sleep/wake cycles. This is the reason why the actography should be used first. The actography is after the cost-intensive polysomnography the best method in diagnosis of sleep disorders and monitoring of sleep disorder therapy. Actography over several days allows a precise estimation of total sleep time and sleep efficiency and makes possible an analysis of sleep/wake in natural conditions. The estimation is better if the patient is in high wake body activity and the recording time is longer. The mean values of total sleep time and sleep efficiency from polysomnography and actography are congruent.
|Translated title of the contribution||Approximation of total sleep time and sleep efficiency by actography|
|Journal||Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)