Multiple sleep latency testing

This test measures how long it takes you to fall asleep. It also determines whether you enter REM sleep. If a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) is being done, you will need to stay at the sleep lab overnight and part of the next day. During this test, you will take naps every two hours beginning the morning after your nighttime sleep test. You will be given 20 minutes to fall asleep. If you take a nap, you will be woken up after 15 minutes. Between naps, you try to stay awake. The amount of time it takes for you to fall asleep for the naps and the sleep patterns during the naps will be recorded using most of the same equipment used during the polysomnographic studies.

Providing answers and treatment for your sleep problems, Providence Sleep Disorders Centers have a team of sleep experts who have diagnosed and treated sleep disorders for more than 25 years. Our experience shows that most people can significantly improve their quality of sleep and life through a variety of treatment options.