Interdisciplinary Center for Sleep Medicine

The Interdisciplinary Center for Sleep Medicine at Charité provides diagnosis and therapy of all kinds of sleep disorders:

  • Insomnia (difficulties in initiating or maintaining sleep)
  • Sleep-related breathing disorders, snoring
  • Sleep-related movement disorders (Restless Legs Syndrom)
  • Hypersomnia (Narcolepsy)
  • Cyrcadian sleep-wake rhythm disorders (shift work, jetlag etc.)
  • Parasomnias, incl. sleep walking, bruxism etc.

Different medical specialists are involved: pneumologists, cardiologists, neurologists, ENT physicians and psychologists.

The Center follows the recommendations of the German Sleep  Society (DGSM), it's sleep laboratory has been accredited by the German Sleep Society.

Diagnostic and treatment procedures

  • Initial investigation of sleep-related breathing disorders with portable 1-2 and 6+ channel monitoring(PG)
  • Attended cardiorespiratory polysomnography (PSG)
  • Extended PSG according to individual requirements
  • 10-20 EEG with up to 32 EEG electrodes
  • Constant Routine examination
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Maintance of Wakefulness Test (MWT)
  • Cognitive performance test with neurophysical measurement parameters
  • Reaction time test (PVT) without neurophysical measurement parameters
  • Actigraphy
  • Esophageal pressure measurement, CO2-recording, continuous non-invasive blood pressure measurement
  • Adjustment of nasal positive airway pressure
  • Treatment control of the patients with positive airway pressure device through portable monitoring
  • Education on sleep
  • Training courses for patients
  • Psychological support
  • Interdisciplinary case conferences
  • Questionnaires (ESS, ISI, PSQI, RLS-DI, SAQLI, SF-12, SF-36, D-MEQ, MCTQ, d2, BDI, FOSQ, sleep diaries, u.a.)

The Center for Sleep Medicine can provide diagnosis of the following sleep disorders

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
  • Central Sleep Apnea Syndrome
  • Narcolepsy and other types of Hypersomnia
  • Nocturnal Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Sleep Disorders in children
  • Periodic Limb Movement Syndrome
  • Different types of sleep disorders related to initiating or maintaining sleep (Insomnia)
  • Medication-related sleep disorders
  • Pavor nocturnus
  • Somnambulism (Sleepwalking) / REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Bruxism (grinding or clenching the teeth)
  • Circadian Sleep-Wake-Rhythm Disorders

Education and advanced training

The Interdisciplinary Center for Sleep Medicine is an national as well as international educational institution for students, physicians, scientists, nurses, medical technologists and psychologists.  The Charité provides special courses in sleep medicine. The Center for Sleep Medicine was approved by the Medical Association of Berlin as an educational institution (2 years). In addition it serves as an educational and advanced training center of undefinedDGSM (German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine) and the  Opens external link in current windowESRS (European Sleep and Research Society).

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