FAQ - Diaries, tests and reports
Last update: December 4th, 2023
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1. Why should I fill the Sleep Diary?
The Sleep Diary is the main means by which information about your sleep will be collected. Without having access to this information, we will not know how your sleep has evolved throughout follow -up, nor will we be able to offer you personalized guidelines. It is very important that the Sleep Diary is filled every day.
2. Do I need to fill the diary every day?
Yes, it is very important that you fill every day to follow your evolution and understand your sleep pattern.
ATTENTION: In cases of delay, diaries will only be available for filling for 2 days. So be sure to fill in.
3. How can reports help me?
Reports are the way you will have access to the results of the analysis of your sleep diary and all the clinical tests you have filled. It is very important that you check out the reports so you can see how your sleep has evolved throughout follow -up.
4. What is sleep latency?
Sleep latency corresponds to the time you take to fall asleep, calculated by the difference from the time you lie down the time you actually sleep. Under normal conditions, it tends to be less than 30 min. It is a very important parameter as it is commonly increased in patients with insomnia.
5. What is sleep efficiency?
Sleep efficiencies is corresponding to the effective sleep time during the period in bed (or between the time you lie down and get up). It is expressed in percentage and under normal conditions tends to be greater than 85%. It is common that in insomnia sleep efficiency is less.
6. What are the personalized guidelines of the reports?
Reports will always present personalized guidelines to you, based on your profile and information from the Sleep Diary and Clinical Tests. With these personalized recommendations, the follow -up program is adapting to your needs and programming practices specific to your complaints and symptoms. However, remember that custom recommendations are only suitable when the diary and clinical tests are completed regularly.
7. How is the total sleep time calculated?
The total sleep time corresponds to the time when a person actually sleeps at night. Thus, this time is shorter than the total time in bed. In people with insomnia, it is common for total sleep time to be decreased.
8. How is the total time in bed calculated?
The total time lying on the bed is calculated by the difference between the time someone lay on bed to sleep and the time he raised from her. It should not be confused with the total sleep time, as it is just an accounting of the time agreed on the bed.
9. How is the time awakened in bed calculated?
The time agreed on the bed is calculated by subtracting the total sleep time for the total time lying on the bed. This value tends to be higher in patients with insomnia.
10. How do I filter reports?
After accessing the item 'My Reports' from the lower navigation menu, select the period and click 'Filter by Report Type' to select which one you want to view.
11. What is the CPAP use diary? Should I fill it out?
The CPAP use diary works to reveal over time the behavioral patterns and emotions of their use of CPAP that can be identified and worked with a therapist or by creating a awareness of the problems to improve their therapy.
Fill it only if you use CPAP to treat respiratory disorders during sleep.
12. Why should I fill the clinical tests? What tests are available?
Clinical tests are complementary ways to evaluate your sleep, and aim to analyze some important aspects during treatment.
Throughout the treatment you will answer different tests, which will address items such as daytime drowsiness, sleep quality, insomnia severity, circadian profile, sleep hygiene, among others.
All tests are used internationally for sleep medicine services and have been properly validated for use in Brazil.