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Number of wake events in the primary sleep period (Count)

Ontology

Number of wake events in the primary sleep period is the total number of wake events in the primary sleep period.

Sleep Map: Number of wake events in the primary sleep period (Count)

Comprehensive Checklist and Report Form for Core Digital Measures

Use this reporting document template to describe why you selected the core measure in their given patient population and specify parameters based on the ontologies.

Frequently asked questions

What is number of wake events? Why is it a core measure?

The number of wake events is the total number of wake events in the primary sleep period.

The number of wake events during the primary sleep period is a core measure because of its pivotal role in determining sleep continuity and quality. Sleep continuity refers to the uninterrupted duration of sleep, crucial for achieving restorative rest and cognitive function. Frequent awakenings disrupt this continuity, leading to fragmented sleep patterns that can impair daytime functioning and overall well-being. Assessing wake events during the primary sleep period provides valuable insights into sleep architecture, aiding in the diagnosis of sleep disorders. Monitoring wake events allows clinicians to track treatment efficacy and adjust interventions accordingly to optimize sleep outcomes for individuals. By emphasizing this measure, clinicians can comprehensively evaluate sleep quality and tailor interventions to address specific sleep disturbances, promoting overall health and vitality.

Why does the number of wake events matter to researchers?

Better understand sleep disorders: Assessing the number of sleep awakenings provides researchers with crucial information to better understand various sleep pathologies by elucidating patterns, severity, and underlying mechanisms of these disorders, as well as differentiate between sleep disorders.

Assess treatment efficacy and inform therapeutic applications: Monitoring changes in the number of awakenings before and after treatment allows researchers to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for sleep disorders. This data can provide valuable feedback on treatment efficacy and help refine treatment strategies.

Better understand relationship between sleep disruption and adverse health outcomes: Frequent awakenings have been linked to adverse health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, and cognitive impairment. By further understanding this relationship, researchers can identify individuals at higher risk and develop targeted interventions to mitigate these risks.

Why does the number of wake events matter to clinicians?

Clinical decision-making: The assessment of frequent awakenings during the primary sleep period is essential for clinical decision-making processes due to its multifaceted implications for patient health and well-being. Frequent awakenings serve as a cardinal manifestation of sleep disturbances and play a pivotal role in evaluating sleep continuity, quality, and underlying pathologies. Clinicians rely on the analysis of awakening frequency to guide diagnostic evaluations, differentiate between various sleep disorders, and formulate tailored treatment plans. Fragmented sleep can exacerbate existing medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and mood disorders, and is associated with other conditions, such as compromised immune function and neurological and movement disorders.

Care management: Monitoring changes in awakening frequency over time enables clinicians to assess treatment responses, refine therapeutic interventions, and optimize patient outcomes. When gathered longitudinally, this data can provide clinicians with necessary comprehensive insights into patients’ sleep patterns, helping them identify potential health risks and implement targeted strategies to improve sleep quality and overall health, which fosters better patient care and management of sleep-related disorders.