Sleep-Wake-Centre Inselspital – University Hospital

Sleep-Wake-Centre Inselspital - University Hospital

Dept of Neurology

Sleep-Wake-Centre Inselspital

Contact: Johannes  
Position: Neurological head
Address: Freiburgstr. 10, 3010
City: Bern
Country: Switzerland
Contact Email: Contact laboratory
KEYWORDS: Others, Sleep and Medical Disorders, Sleep and Ageing, Sleep and Psychiatry-Personality Disorders, Epidemiology of Sleep, Sleep and Body Functions (Cardio-Respiratory, Thermoregulation/Metabolism, Endocrine), Neurological Sleep Disorders


Laboratory Description:

The clinical sleep-wake-centre Inselspital is a tertiary multidisciplinary sleep centre with close co-operation between neurology, pneumology and psychiatry. The main clinical research area is narcolepsy and other hypersomnias, driving capability in sleepy subjects, parasomnia & nocturnal seizures, restless legs syndrome and sleep apnoea syndrome.

Additional Descriptors, Keywords:

narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnoea syndrome, motor vehicle accidents, excessive daytime sleepiness, nonorganic hypersomnia, parasomnia and epilepsy in sleep

KEY Publications of the Laboratory:

1. U. S. Herrmann, C. W. Hess, A. G. Guggisberg, C. Roth, M. Gugger, and J. Mathis. Sleepiness is not always perceived before falling asleep in healthy, sleep-deprived subjects. Sleep Med 11 (8):747-751, 2010.

2. F. Gradinger, A. Glässel, M. Gugger, A. Cieza, N. Braun, R. Khatami, A. Stucki, W.Schmitt, J. Mathis. Identification of problems in functioning of persons with sleep disorders in a clinical setting using the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF): a cross-sectional study. J. Sleep Res. 2010 Sept. 30; doi:10.1111/j. 1365-2869.2010.00888.

3. C. Rummel, H. Gast, K. Schindler, M. Müller, F. Amor, Ch. W. Hess, J. Mathis, Periodic leg movement during sleep – Detecting hidden periodicities and data-driven group formation. Frontiers in Neuroscience 4:1-14, 2010

4. H.M Vu , C. Hurni, J. Mathis, C.Roth, C.L. Bassetti. Selective REM sleep deprivation in narcolepsy. J.Sleep Res. 20: 50-56 (2011).

5. A.G.Guggisberg, Ch.W.Hess, J.Mathis. The significance of the sympathetic nervous system in the pathophysiology of periodic leg movements in sleep. Sleep 30: 755-766, 2007.

6. J.Zavodny, C.Roth, C.Bassetti, J.Mathis, N.J.Douglas, M.Gugger. Effects of sleep fragmentation on the arousability to resistive loading in NREM and REM sleep in normal men. Sleep 29: 525-532, 2006.


  • Title:  MD Name:  Claudio L. Bassetti Position: Head Neurocentro Svizzera Italiana Institution:  Email: 
  • Title:  PhD Name:  Katharina Henke Position: Assistant Professor Tenur Track Institution: University Bern Email: 
  • Title:  PhD Name:  Mehdi Tafti Position: Head Centre of Integrative Genomics Institution: University of Lausanne Email: