Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
The MSLT is a daytime sleep test that your doctor may order if additional data is necessary for analysis. The MSLT usually begins one to two hours after your habitual wake time. During the test, you will be asked to take five brief naps scheduled about 2 hours apart. In between the naps, you will be asked to wait in a comfortable room. It is important that you don’t accidentally fall asleep in between the naps, so please bring something to keep yourself occupied.
After the testing is done, the technician will remove all the sensors and you will be free to go home. It usually takes one to two weeks to fully analyze the data from the test. Your doctor will then meet with you to review your results.
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