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By Anonymous September 7, 2011 - 12:29pm
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Was curious if Narcolepsy can be found through a PSG test or if it can only be found through an MLST?

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

A sleep study is often used in conjunction with a MLST when it comes to narcolepsy. I have not heard of anyone with a diagnosis of narcolepsy who got it via a sleep lab only, but it may certainly be possible - you will have to ask your doctor about it.

From our Narcolepsy page:

Tests may include:

Multiple sleep latency test (MSLT)—measures the onset of rapid eye movement sleep, which occurs earlier than normal in narcolepsy.

General sleep lab study—often performed the night before an MSLT; helps to rule out other causes of daytime sleepiness by monitoring:
Brain waves
Eye movements
Muscle activity
Heart beat
Blood oxygen levels
Total nighttime sleep
Amount of nighttime REM sleep
Time of onset of REM sleep
Degree of daytime sleepiness
You can read more here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/narcolepsy

Do you not want the MSLT test?


September 7, 2011 - 12:47pm
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