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 patient should undergo overnight PSG prior to the MSLT, and both studies, PSG and MSLT, should be performed in a manner that reflects the patient's routine sleep/wake schedule.
Due to relatively small sample sizes, a duration-independent MSLT model is used in this analysis to estimate average DFLE_t^i for older Americans at age t (t = 65, .
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.
The 12 who were the sleepiest at the study's start, nodding off after six minutes or less during the initial MSLT naps, improved the most.
MSLT shows evidence of pathologic sleepiness without sleep onset REMs (31).
Using eBURST analysis of the MSLT database, we also examined isolates of S.
Patients taking NUVIGIL (150 mg/day) showed a statistically significant improvement over placebo as measured by the MSLT [p<0.
Most MSLT studies have shown that patients with insomnia have normal, or longer than normal sleep latencies (18).
A routine polysomnogram with a follow up MSLT is appropriate when investigating narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnolence.
for incorporation into their curriculum to provide an interactive e-Learning portal for physicians for pre-board exam PSG and MSLT review and training.
MSLT results may vary with the age of the patient 32.