What is the role of sleep logs in the workup of sleep dysfunction in women?

Updated: Jan 31, 2019
  • Author: Gila Hertz, PhD, ABSM; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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While not technically a laboratory test, sleep logs are sleep-wake cycle diaries, generally kept for a 2-week period and correlated with the patient's subjective assessments of daytime alertness. These diaries can be particularly helpful in diagnosing circadian rhythm disorders.


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