Sleep for Science

Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
Many of the earliest studies with the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) were performed in Stanford Summer Sleep Lab in the Lambda Nu building on the Stanford campus. These studies included college students, patients with sleep disorders, and children and adolescents. The studies in children and teens are listed under the Stanford Sleep Camp section. This research was funded in large part by the Spencer Foundation and NIMH.

Carskadon, M.A. and Dement, W.C. Sleep tendency: an objective measure of sleep loss. Sleep Research 6: 200, 1977.

Richardson, G.S., Carskadon, M.A., Flagg, W., van den Hoed, J., Dement, W.C., and Mitler, M.M. Excessive daytime sleepiness in man: multiple sleep latency measurement in narcoleptic and control subjects. Electroencephalogr. Clin. Neurophysiol. 45: 621-627, 1978.

Carskadon, M.A. and Dement, W.C. Effects of total sleep loss on sleep tendency. Percept. Motor Skills 48: 495-506, 1979.
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Mitler, M.M., van den Hoed, J., Carskadon, M.A., Richardson, G.S., Park, R., Guilleminault, C., and Dement, W.C. REM sleep episodes during the multiple sleep latency test in narcoleptic patients. Electroencephalogr. Clin. Neurophysiol. 46: 479-481, 1979.

Carskadon, M.A. and Dement, W.C. Cumulative effects of sleep restriction on daytime sleepiness. Psychophysiology 18: 107-113, 1981.

Carskadon, M.A., Dement, W.C., Mitler, M.M., Roth, T., Westbrook, P., and Keenan, S. Guidelines for the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT): a standard measure of sleepiness. Sleep 9: 519-524, 1986.

Carskadon, M.A. and Dement, W. C. Daytime sleepiness: Quantification of a behavioral state. Neurosci. Biobehav. Rev. 11: 307-317, 1987.

Carskadon, M.A. Evaluation of excessive daytime sleepiness. Clin. Neurophysiol. 23: 91-100, 1993.