About us

Institute for sleep medicine

We are a team of experts consisting of sleep doctors who aim to connect doctors, patients, interested parties, industry and science. Sleep is the elixir of life for humans. Each of us has to sleep to find the necessary relaxation. We know that healthy sleep is crucial for curing many ailments. The mood of every individual is influenced by sleep. Only when sleep gets bad do we know how important it is. Because of this, the Institute for Sleep Medicine has set itself the task of connecting the most diverse interest groups with one another at national and international level.

We offer doctors, among other things, the professional implementation of courses and advanced training events on the subject of sleep. This not only teaches the basics, but also offers courses on advanced topics, current research and the latest diagnostic and therapeutic methods. Here we take over the entire administrative process. We also provide new, innovative processes such as our eLearning platform for blended learning offers. Live and recorded webinars are also part of the portfolio.

Find out more about the Institute for Sleep Medicine on our website, or simply contact us directly.


Founder of the Institute for Sleep Medicine

Prof. Dr. med. J. Ulrich Sommer

Somnologe (DGSM), Schlafmediziner
HNO-Zentrum Mangfall-Inn
Technische Universität München - Klinikum rechts der Isar

F: +49 89 99954097
E: u.sommer@ifs-med.org

Prof. Dr. med. Clemens Heiser

Somnologe (DGSM), Schlafmediziner
Head of the sleep medicine center of the Clinic for ear, nose and throat medicine TU Munich

F: +49 89 99954097
E: c.heiser@ifs-med.org


Dr. med. Dirk Schwerthöffer

Somnologe (DGSM)
Leiter Schlaflabor Psychiatrie
Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU-München

Dr. Sarah Breu

Zahnärztliche Schlafmedizin (DGZS)
Elisenhof Zahnärzte, München


Günter Freudenberg

Somnologe (DGSM),
Schlafmediziner, Pneumologe
Leiter Sektion Pneumologie und Beatmungsmedizin Elisabeth Klinikum Schmalkalden