The sleep medicine center in Hospital Cuf Porto was founded in 2011 and is dedicated to the diagnose and treatment of sleep disorders. Marta Gonçalves, MD, is the head of the department. Equipped with modern technology, it has two rooms to perform polysomnography level 1 with video, Multiple Sleep Latency Tests (MSLT) and Multiple Wakefulness Tests (MWT). Home sleep studies (level 2) and actigraphy are also performed. In the near future, we will have the capability for analysis of CSF hypocretin as well. For patients with circadian sleep disorders we offer phototherapy treatments. Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is performed by Marta Goncalves and two psychologists on our team, Inês Guimarães and Magda Oliveira. We have four technicians working in the lab, Catarina Rodrigues, Beatriz Gouveia, Filipa Rodrigues and Susana Maia with the certification in Sleep Medicine for Sleep Technologists by ESRS since 2017. The center participates in the clinical trial THN3 of Imthera and is also participating in Project P2020 “Information system for the prediction of sleep behind the wheel and the detection of disturbance or chronic sleep deprivation” (application No. 039720 referring to the notice 31 / SI / 2017, I&DT Empresarial) including the clinical and polysomnographic evaluation of a sample of professional drivers from an international transport company.
We perform approximately 1000 studies per year and the outpatient clinic sees about 1000 new patients per year.
We have a multidisciplinary team, coordinated by Marta Goncalves. Our services include psychiatry, pneumology, otorhinolaryngology, cardiology, dentistry and psychology.
The Sleep Medicine Center of Hospital Cuf Porto has been recognized by Escola Superior de Saúde do Porto for pre-graduate training and neurology, psychiatry, psychology pos-graduated training, namely sleep medicine competency.
Keywords: Insomnia, hypersomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, breathing sleep disorders, movement disorders, parasomnias, public sleep education
Research domain: Sleep quality, sleepiness at wheel and accidents, population based studies about sleep along life span