Method of quantifying a subject’s wake or sleep state and system for measuring

Dec 28, 2010

U.S. Patent No. 7,860,561

The present invention relates to a method of quantifying a subject’s wake or sleep state, and more particularly to a higher resolution method of determining when a subject is awake or asleep. The present invention additionally relates more specific applications of this method, and a system for making these quantitative measurements. There are numerous embodiments of the present invention, which are envisioned, with a few of those listed below. The present invention relates to a method of analyzing a subject, and preferably a human subject to determine quantitatively when the subject is awake and when the subject is sleeping. The present invention has application for use with alertness devices, for use to better analyze sleeping disorders, anesthesia monitors, psychiatric and hypnosis medication monitoring, and for looking at the effect of various other therapies.