Neurophysiology

What is it

The Multiple Sleep Latency Test is a test that allows the study and recording of entry into sleep latency and entry into REM sleep, ie, indicates the time it takes the patient falls asleep.

What is its purpose

The multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) tests for excessive daytime sleepiness and allows the evaluation and diagnosis of various sleep alterations such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea and abnormal hypersomnia

¿Cómo se realiza?

This test is performed in the sleep unit, early in the morning a series of electrodes are placed on the patient. The patient, should take 5 naps of 20 minutes throughout the day, separated by two hour intervals during which the patient must stay awake.

Subsequently, the specialist will review all records obtained during the test and collected through a computer, allowing them to analyze the results and obtain an accurate assessment

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