Actigraphy

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Abstract

Actigraphy is a noninvasive method of monitoring rest and activity in humans and is used to estimate patterns of sleep and wake. Actigraphy is increasingly used not only to assess sleep-wake behavior in healthy sleepers but also to assess clinically patients with sleep disorders, such as insomnia and circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, to evaluate the efficacy of treatment options for improving sleep and to identify excessive daytime sleepiness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
EditorsAmy Wenzel
PublisherSage Publishing
Pages22-23
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781483365831
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • clinical psychology
  • sleep disorders
  • sleep patterns

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