Night Shift Reports: Solutions for 10 Common Questions

Night Shift Reports: Solutions for 10 Common Questions

Q22: How can I print or save my reports?

The reports open in your computer’s default PDF viewer. Please follow the directions for your PDF viewer to save or print the reports.

Q23: Why are the dates and times on my reports incorrect?

If the battery of the device is completely drained for a long period of time, the clock on the device stops which results in the time on the device being incorrect. To fix this, plug the device into the software and update the device’s date and time. Please note, the updated date and time will only affect the newly recorded studies. All past studies will not change.

Q24: On my Daily Report, the number of red lines is not the same number as the value listed for Number of Supine Attempts. Why are these different?

Depending on the resolution of your monitor and PDF viewer, the lines that appear on the report may not all appear on your monitor. Also we only present one red line per each 30 second period and if you move on and off your back more than one time in a 30 second period, the number of red lines on the report would be fewer than the Number of Supine Attempts.

Q25: Why do some red lines appear behind other colors while some red lines appear in front of others?

The red line indicates you were on your back, whether the line appears in front of or behind another position. The position of the line in front of or behind another position is a result of the resolution of your monitor/printer.

Q26: Why is there blank space on my reports?

The report length is rounded up to the nearest hour. Click here for more information about interpreting your Night Shift Report.

Q27: Why are the periods on the Sleep Position chart gray instead of red?

When the feedback is turned off, periods where the user is sleeping on their back are marked as gray. Click here for more information about interpreting your Night Shift Report.

Q28: How are Awake periods calculated?

The duration and intensity of movement by neck actigraphy is used to determine when the user is asleep or awake. The first ten-minutes of the session are always classified as awake even if the user falls asleep immediately. The height and color of the lines indicate the intensity and duration of the movement that is called awake. Click here for more information about interpreting your Night Shift Report.

Q29: How are Awakenings calculated?

An awakening occurs when there is a transition from sleep to wake and then back to sleep. The awakening index is the number of awakenings per hour of sleep time. Click here for more information about interpreting your Night Shift Report.

Q30: How is Sleep Efficiency calculated?

Sleep Efficiency is calculated by dividing the total time asleep by the total time the device was turned on. Click here for more information about interpreting your Night Shift Report.

Q31: Why are my reports with the Chest Belt different?

The Sleep/Wake algorithm only works correctly when the device is worn on the neck. As such, when the device is worn on the chest, the Sleep/Wake graph and statistics will not appear on the reports. NOTE: Due to the differing location of the microphone, the chest belt snoring data should not be compared to the neck strap snoring data.

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