What is the role of MSLT in the workup of sleep dysfunction in women?

Updated: Jan 31, 2019
  • Author: Gila Hertz, PhD, ABSM; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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The Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) is indicated in the assessment of excessive daytime sleepiness. It is performed following a supervised overnight polysomnogram. The presence of 2 or more sleep-onset REMs (SOREMs) in an MSLT following a normal polysomnographic study the night before supports a diagnosis of narcolepsy.


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