Sleep actigraphy is a reliable and non-invasive method to objectively monitor sleep/wake cycles and other sleep-related behaviors. It involves the use of a small, wearable device that measures body movement and provides a continuous readout of sleep/wake cycles over a period of time. Actigraphy records sleep cycles, sleep times, wake times, and wake-up times and is used to study the effects of different treatments on sleep patterns. It has been used in the research of various sleep conditions, including insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, and jet lag.
Actigraphy is becoming an increasingly accepted method for assessing sleep in both clinical and research settings. Sleep clinics, for example, often use actigraphy to supplement the diagnostic process and to provide additional information regarding sleep-wake cycles. Furthermore, actigraphy can help identify sleep disturbances that cannot be detected through traditional methods such as polysomnography. In fact, actigraphy has been found to be more sensitive than traditional methods in detecting sleep disturbances due to its long-term recording capabilities.
Patients who frequently report trouble with mood or focus have a sleep problem. Actigraphy allows us to determine the scope of the issue or rule it out as a cause of your symptoms or emotions.
We lend our customers an Actigraphy wristband to measure sleep quality as part of Neuralia’s assessment and management of Depression, OCD, ADHD, and insomnia. Red, green, blue, and infrared light sensors are all present on the bracelet. It captures data over a period of seven days and delivers a complete readout of the patient’s sleep quality. Using this data, a customised sleep plan is created that takes into account both the needs of the individual and the potential treatment options.