Charite Universitaetsmedizin Berlin
The Charité University Hospital (Charite) is the medical faculty of Humboldt-University and Free University of Berlin. It is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe with 13,000 employees and more than €1 billion annual turnover. The Centre of Sleep Medicine represents an interdisciplinary medical and research unit with internists, neurologists, psychiatrics, otorhinolaryngologists, clinical pharmacologists and psychologists. The sleep centre is a division of the Department of Pneumology. The sleep centre has about 5,000 outpatients with portable monitoring to diagnose sleep disorders each year. The sleep centre studies about 3,000 patients each year with attended PSGs in 10 sleep lab beds. In addition, the sleep centre runs 10 beds for dedicated research studies. The research focuses on the development of devices for ambulatory investigation of sleep and sleep disorders, and the development of new algorithms to detect sleep disorders. Sleep-related breathing disorders with OSA and central sleep apnoea present the majority of our cases. In addition, the sleep centre focuses on insomnia and sleep-related movement disorders.