involves a patient being monitored during a series of five 20-minute nap periods which are scheduled to be 5 hours apart. The test is used to examine the patients daytime sleep tendency by measuring the number of minutes it takes for the individual to fall asleep within the lab environment.

MULTIPLE SLEEP LATENCY TEST (MSLT): "The MSLT will involve a patient being recorded and monitored over five 20-minute naps which are 5 hours apart- this data is then used to examine their sleep tendency."
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