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The sleep medicine and research community has been spreading its wings in India through a number of initiatives carried out by the ISSR. We would like to provide focused contributions that can be best carried out at a local chapter level. The Department of Neurophysiology at NIMHANS will be coordinating this activity.

Our objectives are the following:

  1. An annual national hands-on workshop (to be held in December) entitled ‘Basics of Polysomnography and Sleep Physiology‘ for the benefit for research scholars, residents and medical post graduates, technicians and other sleep professionals. This program (held twice so far) has received enthusiastic support and we look forward to adding more in-depth material in future sessions. Please check this website and the NIMHANS website in November for details.
  2. Community outreach programs for information dissemination on sleep.
  3. Monthly educational spotlight on latest research taking place around the globe.
  4. Bangalore sleep forum as a platform to bring together sleep professionals in Bangalore.


NIMHANS · Research study · Volunteer

Research Study – DST-CSRI Insomnia project @ NIMHANS

We are conducting a DST-CSRI (Department of Science and Technology- Cognitive Science Research Initiative) research on Insomnia at Human Sleep Research Lab, Department of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS, Bengaluru.
For the same, we are currently under the process of recruiting people having sleep problems. So if you feel that you have problems with initiating or maintaining sleep and if you feel that the lack of sleep is affecting your daytime performance, please contact us at 9019104526.
The details of the study will be explained to you after the confirmation of your sleep problems by our clinician. This study is purely for research purpose and will not include any treatment modalities. Your personal identity and details will be kept highly confidential.
Click here to download the pamphlet with all the details.

Polysomnography workshop v4.0

Dear All,

We are happy to announce fourth edition of polysomnography workshop. Please find the program schedule with all the details. You can always shoot a mail to nimhanspsgworkshop@gmail.com. You may call at 080 2699 5169 during office hours for any queries (Human sleep lab, NIMHANS, Bengaluru)

Please go through the program schedule for all the details.
Click here to download the program schedule – PSG Workshop Module 2019


Know your sleep! World sleep day event

World Sleep Day will be celebrated on 15th March this year. This day is celebrated annually on the Friday before the March Equinox.

On the eve of world sleep day, Bangalore Sleep Forum will be having an awareness program. This event is organized by Dr. Bindu M Kutty (Prof & Head, Dept. of Neurophysiology) and Dr. Ravi Yadav (Additional Professor, Dept. of Neurology).

Meet us at Ashwini Hall, NIMHANS from 2-4 PM, Thursday, 14th March 2019

We will have interactive discussions, documentaries and more!

Here is a collage snap from the event!





The 3rd National Polysomnography Workshop at NIMHANS – Dec 20-22, 2018

We are pleased to announce the third national workshop on Fundamentals of Polysomnography & Sleep. It will be held from 20th – 22nd December, 2018 at the Department of Neurophysiology, NIMHANS under the aegis of Bangalore Sleep Forum, Indian Society for Sleep Research.

This national workshop aims to introduce the fundamentals of polysomnography as well as concepts of sleep physiology in healthy and disease conditions.

The workshop will provide opportunities to attend two whole night polysomnography
sessions as well as a nap study so that participants can familiarize themselves with the
procedures. Detailed explanations will be provided on how to carry out scoring of sleep data. Finally, participants will be able to do scoring and check their understanding.

Intended Audience (Max. 30 participants)
Post-Graduate students in Physiology, Medicine
Research scholars (PhD or Post-doctoral) engaged in sleep research
Junior Faculty in related disciplines

Shared accommodation will be provided on request in the New Kabini hostel on campus at Rs. 300 per bed per night.

Last date to apply: 30th November 2018.
Application deadline extended to 10th Dec 2018 is over.

(Please don’t wait till last date, it may get fully booked earlier)

Check out the schedule and registration details: PSG Workshop Dec 2018_Schedule