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Interdisciplinary sleep centre

Prof. Dr. med. Ingo Fietze
internal medicine, pulmonology, sleep medicine

About the department

The interdisciplinary sleep centre at the University Hospital Charite Berlin deals with various sleeping disorders. The department is an accredited sleep laboratory. The experienced professionals offer high-quality patient care according to the German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine standards. It is essential to mention that the head physician of the sleep centre is a chair of the German Sleep Foundation. In addition, the unit is a teaching centre for medical students and further education of physicians and nurses. Furthermore, scientific and clinical research is carried out on the centre's basis. The investigation in the field of somnology is funded by the German Research Foundation, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the German Academic Exchange Service, etc. 

The focal points of the interdisciplinary sleep centre include detailed diagnostic and treatment of the broad spectrum of sleeping disorders. Special attention is paid to patients with co-morbid diseases. In addition, people with a lack and low quality of sleep and oversleeping get medical help at the clinic.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Dіagnostics:

  • Electroencephalography  
  • Cognitive Performance Tests
  • Daytime tests for sleepiness and cognition
  • capnometry
  • oesophagal pressure measurement
  • blood pressure measurement

Treatment of sleep disorders:

  • insomnia
  • sleep-related breathing disorders (sleep apnea)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • circadian rhythm disorders
  • narcolepsy 
  • hypersomnia

Clinical research:

  • new methods of sleep disorders treatment
  • new methods of statistical physics and processing of biosignals for the detection and analysis of sleep disorders and cardiovascular risk parameter
  • sleep-wake behaviour within different occupational groups
  • influence of environmental conditions on healthy and disturbed sleep
  • telemedicine
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Doctor profile

Experience

  • Since 2000 Head of Sleep Laboratory, Charité University Hospital Berlin
  • Since 2005 Head of Interdisciplinary Center of Sleep Medicine, department of Cardiology/Angiology, Charité University Hospital Berlin
  • 2015 Appointed Professor at the Charité University Berlin
  • Since 2019 Director of Interdisciplinary Center of Sleep Medicine, Charité University Hospital Berlin

Awards, memberships, publications

  • More than 250 Publications and author of several books
  • Chair of the Germany Sleep Foundation
  • Bial price for clinical medicine with an international group working on neurotelemedicine in the republic of Portugal
  • Bill Gruen award for innovations in sleep research was given by the American Sleep Research Society in 2008.
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