sleep latency


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sleep latency

The length of time it takes from lying down for the night until sleep onset.

sleep latency

Sleep disorders The time period from lights out/bedtime to sleep onset

sleep latency

The amount of time between reclining in bed and the onset of sleep.
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Sleep latency

The amount of time that it takes to fall asleep. Sleep latency is measured in minutes and is important in diagnosing depression.
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Multiple sleep latency test and polysomnography in diagnosing Kleine-Levin syndrome and periodic hypersomnia.
variable was correlated with sleep efficiency, Stage N3 sleep latency, Stage N 1-2-3 percentages and total sleep time at significant levels.
It was found that subcomponent scores of sleep latency, sleep disturbance, and subjective sleep quality were comparatively higher.
Benzodiazepines, while decreasing sleep latency and arousals, are known to affect sleep quality by reducing REM and slow-wave sleep and increasing stage 1 and 2 NREM sleep.
The effect of stimulant medication on sleep latency became greater when the stimulant was taken more frequently throughout the day," Ms.
010) of the sleep quality score with SOL in PS suggested that sleep latency may be an important determinant of subjective sleep quality among Indian male students with sleep problems.
Children with narcolepsy usually show shortened average sleep latency on their EEG and sleep onset REM periods.
The following sleep parameters were examined for every 24-h period and per sleep episode (automatically calculated from the software): 1) Actual sleep time--sleep start to sleep end minus wake time; 2) Sleep efficiency--the percentage of time spent asleep from sleep onset calculated by ((sleep duration--wake time)/sleep duration) x 100); 3) Sleep latency (time from bed time to sleep onset); and 4) Percentage moving time--the time spent moving as a percentage of the assumed sleep time, which is derived from the number of epochs where scores greater than zero were recorded ((sum of duration of moving time epochs > 0)/sleep duration) x 100) and is an indicator of restlessness.
On the fourth day objective sleepiness was assessed with the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), and meals were provided five times to assess diet.
It suggest that the practice of yoga by medical students may increase their quality of sleep by decreasing day time sleepiness and sleep latency which significantly influences the subjective sleep quality.