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Some interesting stuff on eBay...

Postby sleepadmin » Tue May 20, 2003 1:54 am

Atlas of Sleep Medicine
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3522392899&category=2228

Atlas of Clinical Polysomnography Vol I and II
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=11449&item=3522393785

And on the lighter side...
This one cracks me up :lol:

"Experts agree that 90% of poor sleepers can get relief from drug-free self-treatment and this unique "take-home sleep lab" is endorsed by Dr. Peter Hauri, considered to be the leading authority on insomnia. "

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2929760175&category=40101

I'd love to see the look on a patients face when their doctor says, "You don't need a sleep study. Just take this $8 thing home and hold on to it until you fall asleep. Your diagnosis will be based up this." :lol:
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Postby sleepguy » Tue May 20, 2003 3:30 pm

Re: the digital sleep aid. We had actually come up with an idea similar to this several years ago. Premise is to use in patients with either insomnia or EDS. Most insomniacs greatly over-estimate sleep latency and under-estimate total sleep time. This would be helpful in CBT treatment. In patients with EDS it could be used as a tool to help decide if they're to sleepy to drive.

One of my research areas is the homeostatic sleep model, and looking at just how much sleep is needed per 24 hour period. We've had a couple people wearing actigraphy so far for up to 8 months. Looking at total sleep (night plus naps) over a very long baseline, then looking at how much sleep debt could be built up before either night sleep increased or napping increased. Then correlated this with MSLT data showing EDS. A device like this could allow us to record daily MSLT's in a natural environment.
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Postby Showmesleep » Tue May 20, 2003 5:58 pm

WOW! Dr. Hauri was a teacher of mine in Neurophys School...he was researching this device when I graduated. I think it's phenomenal. But I'd still rather have the raw data than some numbers if it were me.
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Postby sleepguy » Tue May 20, 2003 6:31 pm

I agree, raw data would be ideal. But I can't convince anyone to wear an EEG setup 24/7 for at least 4-5 months. I've looked at a couple low power setups built into a baseball type cap, but the datastream didn't look real impressive for the price. What I really need is a set of wireless needle electrode sensors with built-in rechargeable batteries!
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Postby sleepadmin » Tue May 20, 2003 8:55 pm

I didn't mean to imply any "uselessness" in the digital sleep aid, I was only pointing out the fact the seller is implying that this is a substitute for an NPSG, or even other treatments.
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Postby sleepguy » Wed May 21, 2003 6:45 pm

I didn't mean to imply that you implied anything. Personally, I think this device will be worthless unless used in the proper context. Board certified sleep specialist, accredited center, insomnia specialist, etc.
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Postby sleepadmin » Wed May 21, 2003 8:31 pm

sleepguy wrote:I didn't mean to imply that you implied anything.


This is starting to sound like an Abbot and Costello bit :)
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Postby SCNVsleep » Wed May 21, 2003 8:45 pm

sleepadmin wrote:
sleepguy wrote:I didn't mean to imply that you implied anything.


This is starting to sound like an Abbot and Costello bit :)


What're you implying?
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