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Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)


MSLT (Multiple Sleep Latency Test)


Service Brief:

The MSLT is used extensively to test for narcolepsy, to distinguish between physical tiredness and true excessive daytime sleepiness, or to assess whether treatments for breathing disorders are working. It is generally done after a Full Channel PSG. The process involves assessing a series of 4-5 naps for duration of 20-35 minutes. Major parameters assessed are sleep latency and REM latency.


Service Duration:

10-13 hours. Generally done during the daytime right after a Full PSG.


Key Features:

·       Home-Like sleep environment to reduce anxiety of testing and ensure patient comfort.

·       Channels applied include (EEG-central & occipital), EOG, chin EMG,

·       Audio and Video monitoring may be included

·       Protocols for testing based on AASM ( American Academy of Sleep Medicine) standards.

·       Optional EEG channels (frontal, temporal, parietal) may be applied if required.

·       Accurate staging of sleep and sleep architecture. Determination of sleep latency and REM latency.

·       Each room is equipped with air conditioning and a private bathroom.  Fresh bed linen and toiletries provided to each patient. 


Reporting and Validation:

Detailed diagnostic report prepared by RPSGT(Registered Polysomnographic Technologist) and validated by in-house Consulting Sleep Specialist. Reports will be generated within 2 working days.



Technical Staff:

Overnight Technical Staff include qualified nurses, respiratory therapists and trained sleep technicians. Staff is well trained in equipment handling, emergency management and basic life support. 


Service Location:

Morpheus Sleep Centre or Morpheus Partnered Sleep Lab. You may choose the nearest available Sleep Lab.


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