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AAN 2023 | Wearables and sleep: how useful are they in clinical practice?

Eric Geil, MD, Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, Miami, FL, discusses the usefulness of wearable devices in providing insights into patients’ sleep patterns. These devices offer additional information beyond what patients report during clinic visits, helping to overcome recency bias. By tracking sleep quantity and patterns over a more extended period of time, healthcare professionals can gain a better understanding of a patient’s overall sleep trends. However, limitations exist, such as varying algorithms used by different brands to detect and categorize sleep stages. Nonetheless, the more information healthcare professionals have, the better they can care for their patients, and incorporating this data into clinic visits when appropriate can benefit patient care. This interview took place at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting 2023 in Boston, MA.

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