Maintenance of Wakefulness

Maintenance of Wakefulness Test

The Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) is used to measure how alert you are during the day. This test if often used for people with sleeping disorders that have jobs that involve public transportation or safety professionals. During this test, you will be asked to stay awake for as long as you can during each of the 40 minute trials separated two hours apart throughout the day. Just like the Polysomnogram numerous body functions will be monitored.