multiple sleep latency test

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multiple sleep latency test

[¦məl·tə·pəl ′slēp ‚lāt·ən·sē ‚test]
(medicine)
A test used to document pathologic sleepiness and diagnose narcolepsy in which recordings of brain waves, muscle activities, and eye movements are taken while a person spends the day in a sleep laboratory, taking naps at intervals.
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The results of MSLT evidenced that tendency for experiencing sleepiness was obvious in six patients.
The MSLT consists of a series of nap studies performed throughout the day.
During the MSLT, the mean latency-to-sleep onset is less than 1 minute; SOREMPs occur during the fourth and fifth naps.
Mignot pointed out that lumbar punctures are relatively easy in young children, and it's these same children who often don't follow instructions during polysomnography and MSLT.
Somewhere down the line an insurance company might doubt the diagnosis, and the presence of an MSLT in the chart could prevent disputes over a patient's prescription.
In addition to the latency of sleep, the MSLT records the presence of sleep-onset REM periods (SOREMPs).
Only one daytime study using a modified MSLT assessed alcohol's sleep effects during both the ascending and descending phase of the BrACs.
On each day following a night in the sleep lab, the researchers gave study participants the MSLT, waking them 90 seconds after they fell asleep to prevent the naps from adding to total sleep time.
Based on her medical history, PSG results, and MSLT results she was diagnosed as having narcolepsy and was given methylphenidate 5mg/d for 5 days.
MSLT calismasinda ise narkolepsi tani olcutlerine uygun olacak sekilde uyku latanslarinin 8 dakikadan kisa ve 4 calismanin en az ucunde SOREM gozlendigi anlasilmaktadir.
The MSLT is essential in documenting pathological sleepiness (e.
27) However, given that performance measures are susceptible to non-task-related influences (eg, motivation, distraction, and comprehension of instructions), the results of performance and questionnaire rating tests do not always correlate with results obtained from the MSLT and MWT.