SESSION TITLE: Sleep Disorders 1
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: The clinical diagnosis of insomnia rests almost entirely on a patient’s subjective reporting of difficulty initiating or difficulty maintaining sleep. Paradoxical insomnia, or sleep-state misperception, refers to a situation where the patient’s perception of insomnia does not correspond to reality; the patient’s subjective assessment of sleep is less than the objective measurement thereof. Theoretically, many factors could contribute to this misperception, including gender, age and various sleep disorders. In this study we investigated the relationship of self-reported sleep perceptions to objective sleep measures in children and adults undergoing an in-lab polysomnography (PSG).