Evaluation of first night effect using ambulatory monitoring and automatic sleep stage analysis

Sleep. 1988 Jun;11(3):273-6. doi: 10.1093/sleep/11.3.273.


Home sleep recordings were conducted over three consecutive nights in 12 normal subjects using the Oxford Medilog 9000 system and automatic sleep stage analysis. The equipment was well tolerated and adequate sleep recordings were obtained on each test evening. The results showed that there was no significant differences over the three nights for any of the sleep parameters measured.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Electroencephalography / instrumentation*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation*
  • Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted*
  • Sleep Stages*
  • Sleep, REM
  • Social Environment