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 n.— «They also filled out sleep questionnaires, kept a log of their hours in bed and participated in six nights of sleep studies with a technique called wrist actigraphy that uses a motion sensor—worn like a watch—to estimate actual sleep duration.» —“Heart Disease Associated With Lack of Sleep” by Lynn Shapiro DOTmed.com Dec. 29, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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