Sleep stage and obstructive apneaic epoch classification using single-lead ECG

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Yilmaz B. , Asyali M. H. , Arikan E., Yetkin S., Ozgen F.

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING ONLINE, cilt.9, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/1475-925x-9-39


Background: Polysomnography (PSG) is used to define physiological sleep and different physiological sleep stages, to assess sleep quality and diagnose many types of sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea. However, PSG requires not only the connection of various sensors and electrodes to the subject but also spending the night in a bed that is different from the subject's own bed. This study is designed to investigate the feasibility of automatic classification of sleep stages and obstructive apneaic epochs using only the features derived from a single-lead electrocardiography (ECG) signal.