Feasibility of Recording Sleep Quality And Sleep Duration Using Fitbit in Children with Asthma

TitleFeasibility of Recording Sleep Quality And Sleep Duration Using Fitbit in Children with Asthma
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsAmit Sheth, Hong Yung Yip, Utkarshani Jaimini, Dipesh Kadariya, Vaikunth Sridharan, Revathy Venkataramanan, Tanvi Banerjee, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Maninder Kalra
Date Published06/2018
Venue32nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP), 2-6 June 2018, Baltimore, MD
Abstract

Sleep disorders are common in children with asthma and are increasingly implicated in poor asthma control. Smart wearables such as the Fitbit wristband allow monitoring of users’ sleep duration and quality in their natural surroundings. However, the utility and efficacy of using such wearable devices to monitor sleep in pediatric patients with asthma have not been well-established. Thus, the objective of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of recording sleep quality and sleep duration using Fitbit in children with asthma.

We evaluated the sleep characteristics of 34 children (recruited from Dayton Children’s Hospital for a period of one month or three months) with varying levels of asthma severity (mild, moderate, and severe persistent) by age group (19 pre-teens of age 5 to 12 and 15 teens of age 13 to 17) in terms of average (i) time in bed, (ii) sleep time, (iii) REM sleep, (iv) light sleep, and (v) deep sleep. We observed that, on average, these children spent most of their sleep time on light sleep (58.5%), followed by REM sleep (21.7%) and deep sleep (19.8%). The sleep efficiency (total sleep time over time in bed) was higher in pre-teens (90%) as compared to teens (88%) with an overall efficiency of 89%. In addition, teenagers spent a significant higher time asleep (p=0.03) on the weekends as compared to week nights. These results correlated well with polysomnography based normative data in children. Our findings supported the potential use of wrist-worn devices to continuously monitor sleep duration and quality in children with asthma to allow for better evaluation of the effect of sleep on asthma outcomes in children.

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Amit Sheth, Hong Yung Yip, Utkarshani Jaimini, Dipesh Kadariya, Vaikunth Sridharan, Revathy Venkataramanan, Tanvi Banerjee, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayam, Maninder Kalra. "Feasibility of Recording Sleep Quality And Sleep Duration Using Fitbit in Children with Asthma" Abstract in the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP), 2-6 June 2018, Baltimore, MD.

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