The alpha attenuation test: assessing excessive daytime sleepiness in narcolepsy-cataplexy.

@article{Alloway1997TheAA,
  title={The alpha attenuation test: assessing excessive daytime sleepiness in narcolepsy-cataplexy.},
  author={Christi E D Alloway and Robert D. Ogilvie and Colin Michael Shapiro},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={1997},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={258-66}
}
Daytime sleep tendency was assessed in 10 drug-free patients with narcolepsy-cataplexy and 10 normals matched for age and gender. Following nocturnal polysomnography, the alpha attenuation test (AAT) and the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) were administered during five sessions occurring at 2-hour intervals beginning at 0900 and 1000 hours, respectively. For the AAT, participants were polysomnographically recorded for 8 minutes while seated in an illuminated room with their eyes alternately… CONTINUE READING
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