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What can a multiple sleep latency test diagnose?

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Dr. Ruchir Patel
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Excessive sleepiness

A multiple sleep latency test (mslt) is also referred to as the "nap study".
It is strictly for diagnosing narcolepsy with or without cataplexy and idiopathic hypersomnia ... Essentially, this test allows us (sleep physicians) to see objectively how sleepy a person truly is by calculating the time one falls asleep during 5 naps spread throughout the day. It should be preceded by a night study.

In brief: Excessive sleepiness

A multiple sleep latency test (mslt) is also referred to as the "nap study".
It is strictly for diagnosing narcolepsy with or without cataplexy and idiopathic hypersomnia ... Essentially, this test allows us (sleep physicians) to see objectively how sleepy a person truly is by calculating the time one falls asleep during 5 naps spread throughout the day. It should be preceded by a night study.
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