During the session, the patient sits upright in a darkened room and tries to remain alert. The parameters recorded will help determine the patient’s level of alertness.
A standard MWT records the following parameters:
- EEG (Electroencephalogram) – monitors brain activity to identify sleep stages
- EOG (Electrooculogram) – records eye movement
- EMG (Electromyogram) – records muscle activity for monitoring muscle tone
- EKG (Electrocardiogram) – monitors heart activity