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Actigraphy of
Sleep Assessment

Actigraphy of
Sleep Assessment
Actigraphy of
Sleep Assessment
Service
Service
Service
Sleep and ASA

Sleep disorders are potentially chronic diseases, but many sleep symptoms have not been properly assessed. If people only take medication to help fall asleep, it may solve the problem quickly in the short term, but it may worsen the quality of sleep in the long term. It can even cause other complications, such as sleep apnea, sleep cycle disorder, restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders. If the symptoms of a potential sleep disorder are ignored in the early stages, when they become chronic, they may lead to brain function disorders, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, and mental problems.

Monitor Your Sleep at Home

Actigraphy can be monitored in the home and interpreted by a team of sleep professionals to provide insight into the underlying causes of sleep disturbances and to offer solutions. Actigraphy is also recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) as a clinical tool for evaluating sleep disorders.

Reference:Smith MT, McCrae CS, Cheung J, Martin JL, Harrod CG, Heald JL, Carden KA. (2018) Use of actigraphy for the evaluation of sleep disorders and circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine clinical practice guideline. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine;14(7):1231–1237.

Sleep and ASA

Sleep disorders are potentially chronic diseases, but many sleep symptoms have not been properly assessed. If people only take medication to help fall asleep, it may solve the problem quickly in the short term, but it may worsen the quality of sleep in the long term. It can even cause other complications, such as sleep apnea, sleep cycle disorder, restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders. If the symptoms of a potential sleep disorder are ignored in the early stages, when they become chronic, they may lead to brain function disorders, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, and mental problems.

Monitor Your Sleep at Home

Actigraphy can be monitored in the home and interpreted by a team of sleep professionals to provide insight into the underlying causes of sleep disturbances and to offer solutions. Actigraphy is also recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) as a clinical tool for evaluating sleep disorders.

Reference:Smith MT, McCrae CS, Cheung J, Martin JL, Harrod CG, Heald JL, Carden KA. (2018) Use of actigraphy for the evaluation of sleep disorders and circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine clinical practice guideline. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine;14(7):1231–1237.

Sleep and ASA

Sleep disorders are potentially chronic diseases, but many sleep symptoms have not been properly assessed. If people only take medication to help fall asleep, it may solve the problem quickly in the short term, but it may worsen the quality of sleep in the long term. It can even cause other complications, such as sleep apnea, sleep cycle disorder, restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders. If the symptoms of a potential sleep disorder are ignored in the early stages, when they become chronic, they may lead to brain function disorders, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, and mental problems.

Monitor Your Sleep at Home

Actigraphy can be monitored in the home and interpreted by a team of sleep professionals to provide insight into the underlying causes of sleep disturbances and to offer solutions. Actigraphy is also recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) as a clinical tool for evaluating sleep disorders.

Reference:Smith MT, McCrae CS, Cheung J, Martin JL, Harrod CG, Heald JL, Carden KA. (2018) Use of actigraphy for the evaluation of sleep disorders and circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders: an American Academy of Sleep Medicine clinical practice guideline. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine;14(7):1231–1237.

Who can be benefit from ASA?
Who can be benefit from ASA?
Who can be benefit from ASA?
  • Sleep disorder (because of difficulty falling asleep, light and dreamful sleep, early awakening or other sleep problems)

  • Sleep cycle disorders (disruptions to the circadian clock caused by shift work or the need to stay up late)
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (attention problems in children and adolescents may be due to sleep disturbances)
  • Hypersomnia (tiredness during the day and excessive sleepiness)
  • Training effectiveness evaluation (whether insomnia or other symptoms improve after training)
  • Sleep disorder (because of difficulty falling asleep, light and dreamful sleep, early awakening or other sleep problems)
  • Sleep cycle disorders (disruptions to the circadian clock caused by shift work or the need to stay up late)
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (attention problems in children and adolescents may be due to sleep disturbances)
  • Hypersomnia (tiredness during the day and excessive sleepiness)
  • Training effectiveness evaluation (whether insomnia or other symptoms improve after training)
  • Sleep disorder (because of difficulty falling asleep, light and dreamful sleep, early awakening or other sleep problems)
  • Sleep cycle disorders (disruptions to the circadian clock caused by shift work or the need to stay up late)
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (attention problems in children and adolescents may be due to sleep disturbances)
  • Hypersomnia (tiredness during the day and excessive sleepiness)
  • Training effectiveness evaluation (whether insomnia or other symptoms improve after training)
Test Instructions
Test Instructions
Test Instructions

The ASA uses an Actigraphy (wrist watch) to find out your sleep pattern at home. It looks like a watch and has a time display on it, so it can be used as a watch during the test. These data can be calculated and analyzed by sleep psychologists to know your sleep status, such as the time of sleep and waking up, sleep latency, habitual sleep efficiency, and the exposure to light.

The ASA uses an Actigraphy (wrist watch) to find out your sleep pattern at home. It looks like a watch and has a time display on it, so it can be used as a watch during the test. These data can be calculated and analyzed by sleep psychologists to know your sleep status, such as the time of sleep and waking up, sleep latency, habitual sleep efficiency, and the exposure to light.

The ASA uses an Actigraphy (wrist watch) to find out your sleep pattern at home. It looks like a watch and has a time display on it, so it can be used as a watch during the test. These data can be calculated and analyzed by sleep psychologists to know your sleep status, such as the time of sleep and waking up, sleep latency, habitual sleep efficiency, and the exposure to light.

Testing Process
Testing Process
Testing Process
Other Description
Long-term evaluation at home
Actigraphy is composed with three parts: sensing, quantification, and storage element. The size of Actigraphy is almost the same as a watch. In addition to being portable and easy to use, Actigraphy can detect sleep data for weeks or even months, making it suitable for home use and long-term evaluation.
Accuracy assessment
This test would be interpreted by a sleep clinical psychologist recognized by the TSSM to accurately assess your sleep problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the data as assessed by Actigraphy and a smartwatch?2020-12-21T18:11:50+08:00

The Actigraphy is a sleep assessment tool recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Taiwan Society of Sleep Medicine (TSSM). Actigraphy is equipped with an acceleration sensor, it is able to detect subtle sleep changes, while smartwatches only provide a roughly estimate of your sleep conditions.
In addition, an Actigraphy has a light sensor that records the source of light that the subject is exposed to, as light also affects the circadian rhythm, and most smartwatches do not detect the light source.

Other Description
Long-term evaluation at home
Actigraphy is composed with three parts: sensing, quantification, and storage element. The size of Actigraphy is almost the same as a watch. In addition to being portable and easy to use, Actigraphy can detect sleep data for weeks or even months, making it suitable for home use and long-term evaluation.
Accuracy assessment
This test would be interpreted by a sleep clinical psychologist recognized by the TSSM to accurately assess your sleep problems.
Other Description
Long-term evaluation at home
Actigraphy is composed with three parts: sensing, quantification, and storage element. The size of Actigraphy is almost the same as a watch. In addition to being portable and easy to use, Actigraphy can detect sleep data for weeks or even months, making it suitable for home use and long-term evaluation.
Accuracy assessment
This test would be interpreted by a sleep clinical psychologist recognized by the TSSM to accurately assess your sleep problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the data as assessed by Actigraphy and a smartwatch?2020-12-21T18:11:50+08:00

The Actigraphy is a sleep assessment tool recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Taiwan Society of Sleep Medicine (TSSM). Actigraphy is equipped with an acceleration sensor, it is able to detect subtle sleep changes, while smartwatches only provide a roughly estimate of your sleep conditions.
In addition, an Actigraphy has a light sensor that records the source of light that the subject is exposed to, as light also affects the circadian rhythm, and most smartwatches do not detect the light source.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the data as assessed by Actigraphy and a smartwatch?2020-12-21T18:11:50+08:00

The Actigraphy is a sleep assessment tool recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Taiwan Society of Sleep Medicine (TSSM). Actigraphy is equipped with an acceleration sensor, it is able to detect subtle sleep changes, while smartwatches only provide a roughly estimate of your sleep conditions.
In addition, an Actigraphy has a light sensor that records the source of light that the subject is exposed to, as light also affects the circadian rhythm, and most smartwatches do not detect the light source.

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