Connections of daytime napping and vigilance measures to activity behaviour and physical functioning

Juho Merilahti, Juha Pärkkä, Ilkka Korhonen

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Abstract

Ability to do different daily activities defines partly one's independency. We study older adults' daytime sleep behaviour (napping) with respect to user's physical activity behaviour and physical functioning. The daytime sleep behaviour was measured via self-reported vigilance, actigraphy and bed sensor. Nineteen users took part in the study for three months. Especially actigraphy napping feature was found to have statistically significant correlation to number of steps, daily activity and self-reported exercise. According to the data, daily napping habits can also tell about the user's physical ability level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Biomed 2011
Pages433-439
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event8th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Biomed 2011 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 16 Feb 201118 Feb 2011

Conference

Conference8th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Biomed 2011
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period16/02/1118/02/11

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Keywords

  • Actigraphy
  • bed sensor
  • daytime sleep
  • older adult
  • physical functioning

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Merilahti, J., Pärkkä, J., & Korhonen, I. (2011). Connections of daytime napping and vigilance measures to activity behaviour and physical functioning. In Proceedings of the 8th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Biomed 2011 (pp. 433-439) https://doi.org/10.2316/P.2011.723-090