Sleep Unit. General Universitary Hospital of Caste, Sleep Unit

General Universitary Hospital de Castellon

Juan Jose Ortega-Albás
Head of Sleep Unit
Avenida Benicasim s/n, 12004
Contact E-mail:
Research Domain
  • Clinical
  • Neurological Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep and Body Functions (Cardio-Respiratory, Thermoregulation/Metabolism, Endocrine)
  • Sleep and Psychiatry-Personality Disorders

Laboratory description

Respiratory sleep disorders and bariatric surgery, about 400 patients studied.
Treatment of narcolepsy with cataplexy with sodium oxybate
Sleepiness measurement

PSG, Respiratory poligraphy, MSLT, MWT, actigraphy, non-invasive blood pressure monitoring, EEG mapping

Technical Capabilities and areas of expertise

Dr JJ Ortega-Albás is somnologist-expert in sleep medicine (ESRS)

Selected Publications in the 5 past years:

Treatment of Kleine-Levin syndrome with sodium oxybate.
Ortega-Albás JJ, Díaz JR, López-Bernabé R, Vera JF, Alós M, Serrano AL.
Sleep Med. 2011 Aug;12(7):730.

Suicidal ideation secondary to sodium oxybate.
Ortega-Albás JJ, López-Bernabé R, García AL, Gómez JR.
J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2010 Summer;22(3):352r.e26-352.e26.

Sodium oxybate and modafinil: a good combination?
Ortega-Albás JJ, López-Bernabé R, Serrano AL, Díaz JR.
Sleep Med. 2010 Oct;11(9):957.

Sodium oxybate and breathing.
Ortega-Albas JJ, López-Bernabé R, Diaz JR, Serrano AL.
Sleep Breath. 2010 Sep;14(3):259. .

Key Publications of the Laboratory:

Consideration on cyclic alternating pattern.
Ortega-Albás JJ, Serrano-García AL, López-Bernabé
Neurologia. 2007 Sep;22(7):490-1. Spanish. No abstract available.

Continuous positive airway pressure as treatment for catathrenia (nocturnal groaning).
Ortega-Albás JJ, Diaz JR, Serrano AL, de Entrambasaguas M.
Neurology. 2006 Sep 26;67(6):1103; author reply 1103

Sleep disorder in alien hand syndrome.
Ortega-Albás JJ, de Entrambasaguas M, Montoya FJ, Serrano AL, Geffner D.
Sleep Med. 2003 May;4(3):247-9.

Kleine Levin syndrome and sleep-related eating disorder].
Ortega-Albás JJ, de Entrambasaguas-Barreto M.
Rev Neurol. 2003 Jul 16-31;37(2):200. Spanish. No abstract available.

Neurophysiology in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease].
Ortega-Albás JJ, Serrano-García AL.
Rev Neurol. 2003 Feb 15-28;36(4):376-80. Review. Spanish.

Current/Completed Grants (past 5 years):

UCB C00302/PXL203522
Post marketing non-intervencional surveillance pharmacoepidemiology study (PMSS) to evaluate long-term safety, tolerability and compliance in administration of Xyrem (R) (sodium oxybate) oral solution in patients who receive treatment with this medication in regular clinical practice.

Other laboratory Members

Title:  PhD MD

Name:  Jose Ramon Diaz Gomez

Position:  medical staff (pneumologist)


Name:  Sonia Carratalá Monfort

Position:  medical staff (psychiatrist and neurophysiologist)


Name:  Alicia Batalla

Position:  staff (phycologist)


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