Clinical study SPHYNCS
The Swiss Primary Hypersomnolence and Narcolepsy Cohort Study (SPHYNCS) involves clinical research into sleep disorders and is being conducted under the supervision of the Inselspital Bern. Seven Swiss sleep centres (Barmelweid, Basel, Bern, Lugano, St. Gallen, Zurich and Zurzach) are participating in the study. At the sleep centres blood and if necessary cerebrospinal fluid are collected from the test subjects. The blood sample must be sent as quickly as possible to the Department of Neurology at the Inselspital Bern and the spinal fluid to the Institute for Microbiology at the ETH Zurich. There, the samples are exhaustively analysed with the aim of finding new diagnostic markers enabling improvements in the classification of sleep disorders.