Alertness Testing

Alertness Testing (“Maintenance Wakefulness Test” or “MWT”)

Home Sleep Testing

At times it is essential to objectively verify the ability of a person to stay awake. For example, this might be needed for the assessment of driver safety or other situations where it is essential for a person to be fully alert. This test is made up of a series of sleep laboratory measurements of a person’s ability to stay awake in a standardized setting, administered by our registered sleep technologists.

An MWT is an objective way to monitor a person’s ability to stay awake in a controlled environment.  The test consists of 4 sessions during a person’s normal wake period were they are placed in an environment similar to driving at night, alone, on a strait road.  Data collected from the sensors on the patient is then used to objectively evaluate alertness in a minimally stimulating environment.  In the commercial driving industry this test is commonly ordered at a CDL holder’s renewal, if previous history or current health puts them at risk of dozing behind the wheel.

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Portland, OR Office
Pacific Sleep Program
11790 SW Barnes Rd., Suite 330
Portland, OR 97225
Phone: (503) 228-4414
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Astoria, OR Office
Pacific Sleep Program
2120 Exchange Street, Suite 302
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-3126
Fax: (503) 325-4933
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