Analysis of Microsleep Episodes in the Wake-Sleep Transition Zone


  • The newly developed Bern continuous and high-resolution wake-sleep (BERN) criteria is a useful tool to study the wake-sleep transition zone, particularly microsleep episodes (MSE).

Why this matters

  • MSE are thought to occur during the wake-sleep transition zone, which is poorly studied.

  • Diagnosis of MSE are important as they can occur during daily performance tasks such as driving; however, currently no accurate diagnostic tools exist.