Study of alertness

1. Maintain sleep latency test (MSLT)

or

2. Maintenance of wakefullness test (MWT)

In laboratory under the supervision of a respiratory therapist, exams studying data recording brain to measure the order of sleep stages and the length of time a person can take to fall asleep or conversely the length of time a person can stay awake.

MSLT test is trying to sleep and test MWT trying to stay awake.

  • If there is no polysomnography the night before, a sleep diary for two (2) weeks is required.

  • Including urinalysis, if necessary.

  • Including breakfast and dinner.

 

1. Maintain sleep latency test (MSLT) 

 

The maintain sleep latency test or MSLT determines daytime sleepiness and help diagnose conditions idiopathic narcolepsy and sleepiness.

The sleep latency test or MSLT is a series of four to five naps during the day at two-hour intervals.

During each nap, the person lies on the bed with his ordinary clothes in subdued light. The patient is instructed to try to sleep and not to resist sleep.

 

2. The maintenance of wakefullness test (MWT)

The test is intended to maintain wakefulness a variant of MSLT. This test consists of four non-naps (we try not to sleep) for a period of 40 min at 2-hour intervals throughout the day.

 

Each test allows the person who is suffering from sleep disorders, to prove that daytime sleepiness was eliminated after treatment that her doctor has prescribed.

Why should I take a test MSLT or MWT?

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