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What is the difference between partial and full arousals from sleep?
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Dr. Marcel Hungs
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The brain wave patterns recorded during a sleep study will in part define the partial/full arousal.
Wakefulness pattern > 30 sec long: full arousal, wakefullness pattern < 30 sec: partial arousal (microarousal). Microarousals are not felt as awakening by the patient. You may be aware, if you wake up > 30sec.

In brief: Alert?
The brain wave patterns recorded during a sleep study will in part define the partial/full arousal.
Wakefulness pattern > 30 sec long: full arousal, wakefullness pattern < 30 sec: partial arousal (microarousal). Microarousals are not felt as awakening by the patient. You may be aware, if you wake up > 30sec.
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