Alcohol and Sleep: First Steps Toward Quantifying the Experience of a Single Individual

The Science of Sleep

Monitoring Sleep in the Home Environment

  • Light sleep represents the transitional stage between wakefulness and unconsciousness.
  • Deep sleep is characterized by neocortical rest, is needed to consolidate memory, and is necessary to sustain life.
  • REM sleep is characterized by rapid eye movements and lack of muscle tone, and is associated with dreams and memory formation.

Alcohol Sleep Study Design

The Effects of Alcohol by Sleep Stage

Getting my REM Back… with NAC

N-of-1 Studies of Sleep: Some Thoughts

  1. What is the dose-response relationship between my alcohol consumption and sleep?
  2. Does NAC reliably recover REM sleep after alcohol consumption?
  3. How would I design a more robust experiment to test this effect?

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Director, Health Data and Design Innovation @mountsinainyc | http://hd2i.org | PhD Biomedical Informatics from @Stanford

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