Procedures & Tests - Multiple Sleep Latency Test

(This procedure/test may also be known as: MSLT)

A multiple sleep latency test is a series of nap studies (4-5) which is performed following an overnight sleep study or polysomnography.

The first nap will begin approximately 2-3 hours after being awakened from the sleep study. Each nap lasts 20-35 minutes. There will be 2 hours separating each nap. You should expect the testing to be finished no later than 3 p.m.

Between naps, your child is not allowed to fall asleep, lie down or sit in bed.

Reminders for day of test:

Related Conditions

Related Conditions
Here are some of the conditions related to this procedure/test. Select a condition to get more information and resources: Apnea, Excessive Sleepiness, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders.

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