Sleep Perception and Reliability of Sleep History in Patients Admitted to Sleep Disordes Center


EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY, vol.7, no.3, pp.103-106, 2005 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.103-106
  • Keywords: polysomnography, sleep apnea, sleep perception
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study was to determine the reliability of the sleep history and the importance of polysomnography (PSG) in sleep disorders. 78 patients were included in our study. The patients were asked to answer a questionnaire the morning after PSG was performed. The patients were asked to answer about what the PSG night like; approximately how many minutes it took to fall asleep; how many minutes they slept and how many times they woke up. The answers of the patients and the sleep data in the PSG records were compared. The patients who had apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) >5 and had obstructive sleep apnea syndrome were considered as group 1, the patients who had AHI <5 as group 2. There was no correlation between the answers of the patients in group 1 and the PSG record. In group 2 the patients' answers about how many times they woke up and their sleep duration and the PSG sleep data were correlated. In conclusion, the sleep history of the patients with sleep apnea is not reliable and it is seen that the PSG is important in diagnosis.