Sleep Disorders Center – Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

Sleep Disorders Center - Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

Dept. of Neuroscience

Sleep Disorders Center

Contact: Luigi  
Position: Director
Address: Via Stamira d' Ancona 20, 20127
City: Milano
Country: Italy
Contact Email: Contact laboratory
RESEARCH DOMAIN: Clinical, Methodology / Technology
KEYWORDS: Neurological Sleep Disorders, Epidemiology of Sleep, Sleep and Psychiatry-Personality Disorders, Sleep and Ageing, Pharmacology of Sleep, Genetics of Sleep, Sleep and Medical Disorders, Learning, Memory, Cognition, Instrumentation-Methodology


Laboratory Description:

Main research areas are: OSA and cognition, OSA and PAP compliance, insomnia (pharmacological treatment and cognitive-behavioral therapy), RLS and PLMD (pathophysiology and treatment), epilepsy (nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy), NREM parasomnias, REM sleep behaviour disorders, narcolepsy.

Studies on microstructure of sleep and autonomic functions.
Neuroimaging in sleep disorders (functional MRI, voxel-based morphometry, diffusion tensory imaging).
Neuropsychological evaluation of patients with sleep disorders.

10 hospital beds dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders + 5 PSG beds in sleep lab.
Techniques used: in-lab Video-PSG, in-hospital portable PSG, ambulatory PSG, portable long-EEG monitoring, actigraphy


  • Title:  PhD, MD Name:  Jacques Montplaisir Position: Director Sleep Disorders Center Institution: Hopital du Sacre-Coeur Montreal Email: 
  • Title:  Name:  Claudio Bassetti Position: Director Institution: Lugano Neurocentro Email: 
  • Title:  PhD Name:  Mark Aloia Position:  Institution: National Jewish Medical and Research Center Denver Email: 
  • Title:  MD Name:  Diego Garcia Borreguero Position:  Institution:  Email: 
  • Title:  PhD Name:  Tracy Kuo Position: Clinical Psychologist Institution: Sleep Disorders Clinic Stanford University Email: 
  • Title:  MD Name:  Raffaele Ferri Position: Director Institution: IRCCS Oasi Troina Email: 
  • Title:  MD Name:  Giuseppe Plazzi Position:  Institution: Clinica Neurologica Bologna Email: 
  • Title:  MD Name:  Federica Provini Position:  Institution: Clinica Neurologica Bologna Email: