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How can polysomnogram (PSG) help in the diagnosis of narcolepsy?

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PSG, which is done in a sleep lab, is one of two tests considered essential for diagnosing narcolepsy. It electronically transmits and records your muscle movement, breathing, and other physical actions while you sleep. Sleep specialist study the data to evaluate if you have any sleep disorder.

From: Diagnosing Narcolepsy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: National Sleep Foundation.

St. Luke's University Health Network; "The Epworth Sleepiness Scale"
 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 28, 2018

SOURCE: National Sleep Foundation.

St. Luke's University Health Network; "The Epworth Sleepiness Scale"
 

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 28, 2018

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