What is a MWT sleep test?

Also known as: maintenance of wakefulness test.

The MWT sleep test, or maintenance of wakefulness test, examines how alert, or awake, you are during the day. It is conducted to test the effectiveness of treatments for sleep disorders such as insomnia, apnea and others. The more awake the patient is during the MWT sleep test, the more effective the treatment is thought to be.


Reviewed by: Mercedes Bello, MD

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