multiple sleep latency test


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mul·ti·ple sleep la·ten·cy test

a test of the propensity to fall asleep, done by performing polysomnography during multiple brief opportunities to sleep.

mul·ti·ple sleep la·ten·cy test

(mŭl'ti-pĕl slēp lā'tĕn-sē test)
Sleep study that involves 15- to 20-minute nap periods every 2 hours over 8-10 hours, with polysomnography during each nap.

multiple sleep latency test

A test to diagnose any of several causes of excessive daytime sleepiness. Causes include insomnia, narcolepsy, and obstructive sleep apnea.
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To assess daytime sleepiness, which is one of the common side effects of intermediate and long-acting benzodiazepines, the American Sleep Disorders Association Task Force recommends the Multiple Sleep Latency Test.[20] This test is a polysomnographic procedure that measures the time it takes to fall asleep in a sleep-inducing environment at five time points over the course of a single day.
(8) For more specialized testing, such as Multiple Sleep Latency Test or polysomnography, referral to a sleep specialist is ideal.
The multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) is currently the accepted standard to obtain objective information regarding sleep drive and excessive sleepiness.
At baseline--generally within 1 month before their scheduled surgeries--all children underwent full-night polysomnography, and the next day received a battery of neurobehavioral assessments including the multiple sleep latency test of daytime sleepiness and a number of neuropsychological tests.
Following multiple sleep latency test trials for narcolepsy diagnosis, sleep technologists are instructed to ask patients if they have dreamed.
One of the primary outcomes used was the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT), which is similar to the MWT and is scored the same way, except that participants are told they should not resist falling asleep.
The pre-installed software usually comes with all working configurations for montages, scoring modules and reports for routine protocols such as standard PSG, CPAP/bi-level, split night and multiple sleep latency test. Commonly, these PSG units range from 16 to 64 input channels.
CHICAGO -- The American Academy of Sleep Medicine's protocol for the multiple sleep latency test might miss at least one sleep-onset REM occurrence in more than one-fourth of cases, said Dr.
Objective assessment includes multiple sleep latency tests, in which patients are allowed four or five 20 minutes opportunities to sleep at regular intervals of time during daytime.
Overnight polysomnography and next-day multiple sleep latency tests represent the most commonly used sleep studies usually reserved for cases of insomnia with an organic cause.

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