The telemonitoring of Depression and Sleep disorders aims to promote the continuous monitoring of patients in order to improve their quality of life and obtain health gains, using a patient-centered approach and the establishment of partnerships with community institutions.
Sleep disorders can manifest in different ways, including insomnia, sleep-disordered breathing and hypersomnia, among others.
Insomnia is the most frequent sleep disorder and is characterized by difficulties in falling asleep and/or waking up earlier than usual, resulting in a feeling of non-restorative or insufficient sleep and causing dysfunctionality, often described as daytime fatigue.
The clinical evaluation of sleep disorders is done by applying specific questionnaires and polysomnographic and actigraphic diagnostic methods.
Sleep disorders have a bidirectional relationship with mental disorders, namely anxiety and depression.
Depression is a psychiatric disorder characterized by the gradual onset of feelings of persistent sadness and loss of pleasure in activities previously considered enjoyable. These symptoms are usually accompanied by other findings, namely feelings of worthlessness, irritability, apathy, hopelessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, loss of libido, decreased appetite, changes in sleep patterns and suicidal thoughts.
For both sleep and depressive disorders, the monitored parameters will make it possible to assess:
According to Sociedade Portuguesa de Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental (SPPSM), it is estimated that in Portugal:
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