SDS kliniken, SDS klinik AB

Gaby Bader
Associate Professor - Medical Director
Vasaplatsen 8, 41134
+46 31 107780
+46 31 107781
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Research Domain
  • Methodology / Technology
  • Clinical
  • Basic Human
  • Pharmacology Human
  • Behavioural Sleep Disorders
  • Paediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Biological Rhythms
  • Light and Non-Classical Photoreception
  • Sleep Physiology-Neurophysiology in Human
  • Sleep and Body Functions (Cardio-Respiratory, Thermoregulation/Metabolism, Endocrine)
  • Epidemiology of Sleep
  • Sleep and Psychiatry-Personality Disorders
  • Sleep and Ageing
  • Pharmacology of Sleep
  • Sleep and Medical Disorders
  • Instrumentation-Methodology
  • Neurological Sleep Disorders

Laboratory description

Two clinics (city: 2 full equipped rooms; country: one full equipped room – see website). Close Academic collaboration
Multidiciplinary team (doctors – sleep specialist and other specialties), psychologists, physiotherapist, nutritionist….
Addressing all aspects of Sleep Medicine
Research: Clinical: INSOMNIA
Autonomic Nervous System
New methodologies….

Technical Capabilities and areas of expertise

Classical and own innovative technology including video recording at home, various types of sensors etc…
Possibilities for studying semi-constant routine

Additional Descriptors, Keywords

Teenages and Young adults

Selected Publications in the 5 past years:

· “Sleep-wake rhythms in a group of Swedish High School Students”. Bader G and Malmsten S, Sleep 36, Supplement, 2013, 538

· “Sleep problems in a Swedish rural college population”. Bader G, Sleep, Vol 35, Supplement 2012, A 401

· “Insomnia in adolescence and young adults – impact of modern life style”. Bader G, Journal of Sleep Research ª 2012 European Sleep Research Society, JSR 21 (Suppl.)

· Liljencrantz, J. Björnsdotter, M. Morrison, I. Bergstrand, S. Ceko, M. Seminowicz, DA. Cole, J. Bushnell, MC. Olausson, H. Altered C-tactile processing in human dynamic tactile allodynia. Pain. doi:pii: S0304-3959(12)00610-0. 10.1016/j.pain.2012.10.024.

· Ackerley R, Eriksson E, Wessberg J (2013). Ultra-late EEG potential evoked by preferential activation of unmyelinated tactile afferents in human hairy skin. Neurosci Lett, 535:62-6.

· “Experimental acute sleep restriction in adolescents. A pilot study”. G. Bader, MG Johansson, R. Hamaamin, D. Svilar. Journal of Sleep Research, 2012 European Sleep Research Society, JSR 21 (Suppl. 1), 1–371

· “Prevalence and correlates of insomnia in the Swedish population aged 19-75 years”. M. Ohayon, G. Bader, Sleep Med. 2010 Dec;11(10):980-6.

· Leknes, S. Wessberg, J. Ellingsen, D-M. Chelnokova, O. Olausson, H. Laeng, B. Oxytocin enhances pupil dilation and sensitivity to “hidden” emotional expressions. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. doi: 10.1093/scan/nss062

· Ceko, M. Seminowicz, D. Bushnell, M.C. Olausson, H. Anatomical and functional enhancements of the insula after loss of large primary somatosensory fibers. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhs157
· Ackerley R, Hassan E, Curran A, Wessberg J, Olausson H, McGlone F (2012). An fMRI study on cortical responses during active self-touch and passive touch from others. Front Behav Neurosci, 6:1-9.
· Ackerley R, Olausson H, Wessberg J, McGlone F (2012). Wetness perception across body sites. Neurosci Lett, 522:73-7.

· “Does singing or playing a wind instrument have any impact on snoring or OSA ?” Bader G, Bodden A, Ullrich H, J Sleep Research 2010

· “Influence of meteorological and geomagnetic variables, moon cycles, pollutants and other environmental factors on subjective sleep” Bader G, Carlsten J, Sleep, 32, A412, 2009

· “The effects of acupuncture on insomnia – a randomized controlled trial” Zlatevska A, Bader G. J Sleep Research Sept 2008

· “Does excessive mobile phone use affect sleep in teenagers?” Bader G, Sajjadi S, Blomqvist C, Sleep, 2007

· McGlone MC, Olausson H, Boyle JA, Jones-Gotman M, Dancer C, Guest S, Essick G. Touching and Feeling: Differences in pleasant touch processing between glabrous and hairy skin in humans. Eur J Neurosci. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08092.x.

· Lundblad, LC. Olausson, HW. Hermansson, A-K. Backlund Wasling, HB. Cortical processing of tactile direction discrimination based on spatiotemporal cues in man. Neurosci Lett. 2011 Aug 21;501(1):45-9.

· Morrison, I. Löken, L. Minde, J. Wessberg, J. Nennesmo, I. Olausson, H. Reduced C afferent fiber density affects perceived pleasantness and empathy for touch. 2011 (134) 1116-26. Brain.

· Guest S, Dessirier J, Mehrabyan A, McGlone F, Essick G, Gescheider G, Fontana A, Xiong R, Ackerley R, Blot K (2011). The development & validation of sensory & emotional scales of touch perception. Atten Percep Psychophys,73:531-50.

· Guest S, Mehrabyan A, Ackerley R, McGlone F, Phillips N, Essick G (2013). Tactile experience does not ameliorate age-related reductions in sensory function. Exp Aging Res, 39: tbd.

· ”Neurobiologia do bruxismo” Aloe F and Bader G in “Bruxismao”, Ed R Nascimento Maciel & A Rey Gil, Artes Medicas, Sao Paulo (Brasil), 2009

· ”Controle medicamentoso do bruxismo” Aloe F and Bader G in “Bruxismao”, Ed R Nascimento Maciel & A Rey Gil, Artes Medicas, Sao Paulo (Brasil), 2009

· “Improving environment may improve sleep in the general population”. Bader G. In: “Sleep Disorders: their impact on public health”. Eds Pandi-Perumal and D. Leger. Taylor and Francis UK, 2006

· “Sleep bruxism”. Bader G. In “Sleep: a comprehensive handbook” Ed Teofilo Lee-Chiong. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, USA, 2006

· Ackerley R, Barnes GR (2011). The role of visual motion information in the control of eye & head movement during head-free pursuit. Exp Brain Res, 210:569-82.

Current/Completed Grants (past 5 years):

1) Gaby Bader:
Between 300 – 500 000 Swedish Crowns (about 50 000 Euros) yearly from various foundations, industries, associations

Currently: 1.700 000 Sw Kr (about 170 000 Euros)

2) Håkan Olofsson:
2010-2012: Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, 3900000 SEK (about 390000 Euros)

2010: The Swedish Brain Foundation, 500 000 SEK (avout 50000 Euros)

2010: ScanDesign by Inger and Jens Bruun Foundation. Collaborative grant together with Dr. Irina Strigo, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, USA. 175 000 SEK (about 17500 Euros).

2011-2012: Swedish Research Council, 243 000 SEK (sabbatical grant) (about 24300 Euros)

2011-2014: Swedish Research Council, 4 800 000 SEK

2011-2014: ALF, 5 900 000 SEK

Other laboratory Members

Title:  PhD MD

Name:  Håkan Olausson

Position:  Adjunct professor


Title:  PhD

Name:  Rochelle Ackerley

Position:  Assistant Professor


Name:  Karine Sinander

Position:  CEO


Title:  BSc

Name:  Lisa Sellersjo

Position:  Medical Technician


Title:  BSc

Name:  Lana Johansson

Position:  Bio-Medical Analyst



Title:  PhD MD

Name:  Maurice Ohayon

Position:  Professor

Institution:  Stanford University

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