D. Gavriloff’Correspondence information about the author D. Gavriloff, B. Sheaves, A. Juss, S. Kyle
Sleep Medicine , Volume 40 , e109
2017-12-31
http://www.sleep-journal.com/article/S1389-9457(17)30750-5/abstract
This controlled experiment shows that false-feedback about sleep, in the absence of objective sleep differences, biases appraisal of daytime symptoms. This confirms a potential pathway in the development and maintenance of insomnia but also has important implications for wearable devices that claim to measure “objective sleep”, yet provide inaccurate data relative to gold-standard measurement.