Information About Prof. Dr Ingo Fietze

Prof. Dr Ingo Fietze
Direktor and Senior physician
Specialist in Sleep medicine
Berlin, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • Insomnia (difficulty in falling asleep and staying asleep)
  • Sleep-based breathing disorders (e.g. snoring, sleep apnoea syndrome)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (movement disorders during sleep)
  • Narcolepsy
  • Parasomnias (e.g. sleepwalking, grinding of the teeth)
  • Disorders of the sleep-wake cycle (e.g., jet lag, shift work syndrome)
  • Prevention seminars (employee training for companies regarding a healthy sleep-wake behaviour)

Medical Range


Range of Diagnostic Services

  • 4–6 channel system to screen for suspected sleep-related breathing disorders
  • Polysomnography (individually expandable)
  • Channel screening of sleep-based breathing disorders and movement disorders in sleep
  • EEG (electroencephalography)
  • Posturography
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test
  • Wax holding test
  • Cognitive performance tests, reaction time test, actigraphy
  • Oesophageal motility, blood pressure, respiratory gas measurement


Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related respiratory disorders:
    Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, central sleep apnoea syndrome, nocturnal hypoventilation syndrome
  • Narcolepsy, hypersomnia, disorders of the sleep-wake rhythm
  • Childhood sleep disorders
  • Movement disorders during sleep:
    Restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement syndrome-
  • All types of difficulties in falling and remaining asleep
  • Night terrors, sleepwalking, behavioural disorders during sleep, gnashing of teeth
  • Nasal positive airway pressure
  • Check-ups in patients with artificial respiration
  • Psychological care and patient education


Somnico GmbH

  • Operational, sleep medical-oriented health promotion (Lectures, seminars, workshops)
  • Advice on the establishment of rest rooms in companies and institutions
  • Special individual sleep medical examinations (actigraphy, sleep screening at home, polysomnography outside the sleep laboratory, e.g. hotel)
  • The Sleep Academy Berlin offers special courses in Berlin for those who want to sleep and those who suffer from sleep disorders
  • Consulting sports clubs, athletes and coaches on the sleep-wake and rest-activity rhythm as a tool to improve performance
  • Advice for jetlag
  • Visual sleep evaluation of the polysomnography (Scoring Centre)
  • Sleep medical education for doctors and non-medical personnel (also in Russian and English)



  • Clinical trials (e.g. pharmaceuticals, medicines and medical aids, consumer health care products, bed systems, lighting systems, apps, and wearables)


Prof. Dr. med. Ingo Fietze is a specialist in sleep medicine and director of the Interdisciplinary Center of Sleep Medicine at the Charité - Universtitätsmedizin Berlin. Together with his team of internists, neurologists, ENT doctors, medical physicists and psychologists, Prof. Fietze provides modern medical care at the highest level, which covers the full range of sleep disorders and sleep-associated disorders.

For many years, Prof. Fietze has devoted himself to the sleep disorders of his patients. After completing studies in biomedicine/biophysics and human medicine, Prof. Fietze underwent further training in pathophysiology and internal medicine well as Pulmonology (respiratory medicine) and Somnology (sleeping medicine) . Since 2005 he has been the director of the Interdisciplinary Sleep Medicine Centre of Charité.

The team of the Center of Sleep Medicine gathers all the know-how from many years of clinical experience and scientific research.

Among the specialties of Prof. Fietze and his team, the diagnosis and treatment of various sleep initiation and maintenance disorders, also called insomnia, are included. This can lead to mental as well as physical discomfort in case of prolonged existence. Especially for the needs of insomnia patients, Prof. Fietze and his team offers their own insomnia consultation hours.

The same applies to sleep-related breathing disorders such as sleep apnoea syndrome or simple snoring. With the help of modern test procedures, Prof. Fietze and his team are able to closely investigate sleep-disordered breathing in the sleep laboratory. After evaluating the results, they will discuss possible treatment approaches with you. Treatment is especially important if the sleep disorder leads to sequelae such as daytime sleepiness, cardiac arrhythmias, or elevated blood pressure. Psychological effects such as depression are also a reason to seek treatment.

In addition to insomnia and sleep-disordered breathing, Dr Fietze specialises in movement disorders such as restless legs syndrome. Also disorders such as narcolepsy, sleepwalking and gnashing of teeth are regularly treated successfully by Prof. Fietze and his team.

Another point of treatment are disorders of the sleep-wake cycle. Shift workers in particular frequently suffer from these disorders. Flights with time shifts can also lead to disorders in the sleep-wake cycle (i.e. jet lag).

In the Interdisciplinary Center of Sleep Medicine, both adults and children are examined, advised and treated in a highly professional and caring way. Through the interdisciplinary teamwork, all the possible causes of sleep orders can be dealt with in detail by qualified and experienced doctors.

For the therapy the team of Prof. Fietze works closely with medical colleagues from all disciplines. This facilitates you with the best possible treatment according to your individual needs.

Prof. Fietze and his team not only strive to make your therapy as successful as possible, but try to achieve the best possible outcomes for the patients regarding the determination of causes and the consequences and treatment options for insomnia in the future through continuous research.                  

Prof. Fietze offers measures for sleep-oriented workplace health care, medical education regarding sleep, special individual care for sleep medicine disorders, evaluation of sleep medicine data and cognitive behavioural therapy at the Sleep Academy Berlin and Somnico GmbH.

In addition, Prof. Fietze is chairman of the German Foundation for sleep ( and author of the books "Der Schlafquotient (Hoffmann & Campe 2006) and" Über guten und schlechten Schlaf "(Kein & Aber 2015).

For more information on Prof. Fietze, visit the website of Charité, Somnico GmbH and ASR GmbH,

Contact data of sleep clinic at the Charité:
T: +49 30 450 513 120
F: +49 30 450 513 906

Contact data of the sleep laboratory at the Charité:
T: +49 30 450 513 232
F: +49 30 450 513 959

Curriculum Vitae

  Biomedicine Biophysics Studies (Moscow)
  Medical studies (Berlin)
1986 Doctoral thesis on the topic:
Microstructure of sleep in patients with chronic insomnia
1989 Specialised training in pathophysiology (Charité Berlin)
2000 Specialised training in internal medicine (Charité Berlin)
Main area of focus in training: Pulmonology (Charité Berlin)
2003 Habilitation (post-doctoral qualification) with the topic:
sympathovagal balance in patients with sleep-based breathing disorders
1993 - 2005 Management of the Sleep Medicine Centre of Cardiology (Charité Berlin Mitte)
since 2005 Director of the Interdisciplinary Sleep Medicine Centre (Charité Berlin Mitte)
since 2011 Chairman of the German Foundation for sleep

Medical Team


  • Prof. Dr. med. Ingo Fietze
  • Prof. Dr. rer. Physiol. Thomas Penzel
    Scientific Director
  • Philipp Arens
    Resident - ENT Clinic
  • Dr. med. Alexander Blau
  • Carmen Garcia
    Resident, Researcher
  • Dipl.-Ing. Martin Glos
    Medical Physicist
  • Dr. rer. nat. Helmut Piazena
    Dipl.- Physicist
  • Dr. med. Maria Platzeck
  • Dr. med. Christoph Schöbel
    Resident - Department of Cardiology
  • Dr. med. Christian Veauthier
    Specialist in Neurology and Psychiatry
  • Bodo Weller
    Specialist in Internal Medicine and Pneumology
  • Dipl.-Psychologist Sandra Zimmermann
    Project coordination, Training in sleep education



  • Prof. Dr. med. Ingo Fietze
    Medical Director
  • Prof. Dr. rer. Physiol. Thomas Penzel
    Scientific Director
  • Sandra Zimmermann
    Project coordination Sleep Academy Berlin
  • Thea Herold
    Project Coordination Sleep Academy Berlin
  • Julie Sarah Heimlich
    Project-related employee
  • Dr. Edeltraud Körber
    Project-related employee
  • Dr. Alexander Blau
    Project-related employee



  • Dr. Agathe Maurer
    Managing Director
  • Prof. Dr. med. Ingo Fietze
    Medical Director
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Penzel
    Scientific supervision
  • Dr. med. Frank Donath
    Responsible for Quality Management
  • Katharina Lederer
    Study Physician


A team of staff and doctors who speak Russian are available specially for the care of Russian-speaking patients. In addition to the English speaking, Spanish or French-speaking patients can also be taken care for.


Berlin main station 1 km
Berlin-Tegel Airport 9 km
Berlin Schönefeld Airport 25 km

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Prof. Dr Ingo Fietze
Direktor and Senior physician

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Charité Mitte
Interdisciplinary Center of Sleep Medicine
Luisenstraße 13, D-10117 Berlin

T: +49 30 450 513 122
F: +49 30 450 513 906


Monday - Friday 9-13,
also by agreement between 14-18

Private consultations:
by appointment

Somnico GmbH
Luisenstraße 55, D-10117 Berlin

T: +49 34 3050178334
F: +49 56 3050178356

Luisenstraße 54 - 55, D-10117 Berlin

T: +49 30 2888 677 0
F: +49 30 2888 677 590

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