Sleep eDiary: A mobile health application for insomnia assessment

Faizan Yousaf, Sana Tmar Ben Hamida, Beena Ahmed

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Abstract

Sleep disorders, such as insomnia can seriously affect the individual personality, performance and even lead to psychological problems. The optimal way to obtain an accurate insomnia diagnosis is through polysomnographic (PSG) measurements and face-to-face patients' consultations. Though a number of commercial wearable PSG systems are now available for patients to use in the comfort of their homes they do not incorporate daily subjective reporting essential for effective insomnia diagnosis and treatment. The subjective data are necessary to explore the patient's day-to-day sleep hygiene, as part of the clinician's diagnosis of insomnia. Sleep diaries, in which the patient records information about their sleep patterns, have the ability to allow practical, economical and detailed assessment of insomnia conditions, paving the way for a successful treatment. Smartphones offers a great opportunity to exploit mobile technology to implement electronic versions of these sleep dairies. A mobile application for insomnia treatment needs to meet specific requirements of interface, question relevance and transferring of data. However, existing Android solutions do not meet these three criteria. In this paper, we propose a new sleep diary solution for insomnia assessment and diagnosis. Our application has the advantage of being easy to use, simple and secure. It allows the transfer of recorded data to the clinician, thereby reducing the number of daily visits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages285-288
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479947997
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 2nd Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 17 Feb 201420 Feb 2014

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Other2014 2nd Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period17/2/1420/2/14

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Yousaf, F., Hamida, S. T. B., & Ahmed, B. (2014). Sleep eDiary: A mobile health application for insomnia assessment. In 2014 Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014 (pp. 285-288). [6783260] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/MECBME.2014.6783260

Sleep eDiary : A mobile health application for insomnia assessment. / Yousaf, Faizan; Hamida, Sana Tmar Ben; Ahmed, Beena.

2014 Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. p. 285-288 6783260.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Yousaf, F, Hamida, STB & Ahmed, B 2014, Sleep eDiary: A mobile health application for insomnia assessment. in 2014 Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014., 6783260, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 285-288, 2014 2nd Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014, Doha, Qatar, 17/2/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/MECBME.2014.6783260
Yousaf F, Hamida STB, Ahmed B. Sleep eDiary: A mobile health application for insomnia assessment. In 2014 Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014. IEEE Computer Society. 2014. p. 285-288. 6783260 https://doi.org/10.1109/MECBME.2014.6783260
Yousaf, Faizan ; Hamida, Sana Tmar Ben ; Ahmed, Beena. / Sleep eDiary : A mobile health application for insomnia assessment. 2014 Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. pp. 285-288
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