Muscle activity in the legs (MAL) associated with frequent arousals in narcoleptics, nocturnal myoclonus and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients.

@article{Hartman1986MuscleAI,
  title={Muscle activity in the legs (MAL) associated with frequent arousals in narcoleptics, nocturnal myoclonus and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients.},
  author={Paul Gregory Hartman and Lawrence Scrima},
  journal={Clinical EEG},
  year={1986},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          181-6
        }
}
"Muscle activity in the legs (MAL)" is an extension of the classification, nocturnal myoclonus, to include all phasic muscle activity in the legs during sleep, irrespective of the repetitiveness, periodicity, or minimum duration of the muscle events. This report examined the number of MAL events and, especially, MAL events associated with arousals (MAL arousals) and awakenings (MAL awakenings) in the clinical records of 9 narcoleptics, 42 obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients, and 12 nocturnal… CONTINUE READING

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