Lights out

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When is Lights out?

Immediately after bio-calibrations and pt is told good night
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After the patient turned off the lamp and started to attempt sleep
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Lights out

Postby Murcielago » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:35 am

When is Lights out marked in the following situation:

Pt was hooked up and placed into bed at about usual bedtime. After biocalibrations were performed, pt remained awake in bed reading with the lamp on. After about 15 minutes, pt turned off lamp and attempted sleep.
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Re: Lights out

Postby somnonaut » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:44 am

After biocalibrations were performed
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Re: Lights out

Postby robotrobotrobot » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:33 pm

It depends on the purpose. If you're interested in SOL or SE, then I would wait for the patient to actually begin trying to sleep to mark lights out. Otherwise, SOL will be inflated and SE will be decreased.
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Re: Lights out

Postby labman2 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:40 pm

Tell em no reading in bed- sit them in chair.. and return to bed when ready to start sleeping and test!-then start LO

Good sleep hygiene begins with us! :)

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Re: Lights out

Postby stars » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:03 am

Oh my sound look like sleep police
I can't recognize you green head
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Re: Lights out

Postby labman2 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:58 am

Good habits should start with us. Walk the walk. Talk the Talk! And Happy New Year Mr Starman!
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Re: Lights out

Postby somnonaut » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:52 am

My point about calling lights out after bio-cals and physical lights off in room, is that if the patient falls asleep with book in hand and light on, when would you call "artificial Lights OFF"? Same for TV watching. Lights off should be an action of the tech, not so much the patient, as the latency to sleep onset can now be measured from this controlled point, not freewheeling from some arbitrary point after a possible patient interaction or not.
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