Multiple Sleep Latency Test
The Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) is a nap study. It is used to see how quickly you fall asleep in quiet situations during the day. It is a standard way to measure your level of daytime sleepiness.
What to Expect
- The MSLT study is taken right after you do an overnight sleep study.
- Your sleep room will consist of a comfortable queen size bed with a TV and private restroom and shower.
- Your brain waves, heart rhythm, and body movements will be recorded.
- Your sleep activities will be monitored by a sleep technician in a separate control area.
- The sleep technician will be available to assist you with any needs you may have.
- Your sleep test will be interpreted by a board certified sleep medicine physician.
- The result of your sleep test will be forwarded to your ordering physician.
- Bathe and shampoo hair prior to arrival at center.
- Consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and nonprescription drugs should be avoided.
- Take usual prescription medications EXCEPT sleep medication unless directed by your physician to do so.
- You may bring over the counter medication such as Tylenol.
- Avoid napping.
- Eat an evening meal.
- Smoking will not be allowed.
- Family members CANNOT remain in the resting area UNLESS they are accompanying a minor undergoing sleep testing.
- Bring a list of your medications.
- Bring loose fitting pajamas (robe and slippers are also recommended)
- Bring personal hygiene items.
Hours of Operation
- Sunday-Thursday from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am.
- To schedule an appointment, please call (330) 674-1584 extension 6735