Effect of a Recliner Chair with Rocking Motions on Sleep Efficiency

Sensors (Basel). 2021 Dec 8;21(24):8214. doi: 10.3390/s21248214.


In this study, we analyze the effect of a recliner chair with rocking motions on sleep quality of naps using automated sleep scoring and spindle detection models. The quality of sleep corresponding to the two rocking motions was measured quantitatively and qualitatively. For the quantitative evaluation, we conducted a sleep parameter analysis based on the results of the estimated sleep stages obtained on the brainwave and spindle estimation, and a sleep survey assessment from the participants was analyzed for the qualitative evaluation. The analysis showed that sleep in the recliner chair with rocking motions positively increased the duration of the spindles and deep sleep stage, resulting in improved sleep quality.

Keywords: deep neural networks; real world data; rocking motion; sleep quality; sleep staging; spindle.

MeSH terms

  • Electroencephalography
  • Humans
  • Motion
  • Sleep
  • Sleep Quality*
  • Sleep Stages*