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15 women and 3 men enrolled in a first-year undergraduate psychology
course participated in a study concerned with evaluating the home
use of a behavioral response monitor of sleep/wakefulness. The
subjects, representing a range of fairly poor to good sleepers, used
the device for three consecutive nights in their own homes. The 1967
Monroe Questionnaire was used to differentiate "good: sleepers from
"poorer: sleepers. The behavioral response system indicated that
subjects could adequately report how long they slept but
consistently underestimated their number of arousals and could not
reliably specify sleep-onset latency. The behavioral response
measure was an effective and economical means of obtaining in-home
objective sleep data and holds potential for clinical evaluation of
disorders of initiating and maintaining sleep.