Does being monitored during sleep affect people on a cognitive and a behavioral level?

M. S. Goelema, R. Haakma, P. Markopoulos

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Nowadays it is possible to monitor behavior or physiological features with specially-made devices that make self-monitoring an accessible and simple activity. Unknown is the effect these wearable devices may have on people's lives and this also applies to the area of sleep monitoring devices. The aim of this preliminary study is to address the extent to which sleep monitoring devices affect people on a cognitive and behavioral level. Four participants aged from 34 to 60, filled out a sleep diary for three consecutive weeks and wore in the latter two weeks a sleep monitoring device. Adjustments on a cognitive and behavioral level were observed, but this was probably due to participating in this study and completing the sleep diary as was indicated by the participants. Since the market for self-monitoring devices is rapidly developing and more accessible for lay people, it is important to investigate the reactive outcomes of these devices as they may have consequences for people who have a high adherence to self-control. Moreover, the knowledge about self-monitoring will improve which will lead to better interventions carried out by, for example, sleep coaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Medical Informatics (HEALTHINF 2014), Angers, France, March 03-06, 2014
Place of PublicationSetúbal
PublisherSCITEPRESS-Science and Technology Publications, Lda.
Pages27-33
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-989-758-010-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event7th International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2014 - Part of 7th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2014 - Angers, Loire Valley, France
Duration: 3 Mar 20146 Mar 2014

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Health Informatics, HEALTHINF 2014 - Part of 7th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, BIOSTEC 2014
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityAngers, Loire Valley
Period3/03/146/03/14

Keywords

  • Reactivity
  • Self-monitoring
  • Sleep
  • Wearable devices

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Does being monitored during sleep affect people on a cognitive and a behavioral level?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this