Institute of Sleep Disorders & Sleep Centre

Respiratory and Sleep Disorders

Institute of Sleep Disorders and Sleep Centre in India

JCS Institute of Sleep Disorders and Sleep Centre in Delhi, which is headed by Prof JC Suri a pioneer of critical care and sleep medicine in India.  Pulmonologist by training, Dr. J C Suri is known for his instrumental role in creating India’s first holistic Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Department at Safdarjung Hospital, which he headed from 1990 to 2018.

Department of Sleep cure & Sleep medicine at JCS institute, established as a separate department in JCS institute.  And it is making significant progress.  Lead by Dr. JC Suri and his team of Sleep medicine experts. The department has an ongoing Sleep disorders, Sleep care & Sleep medicine training programme. The department has a fully functional sleep laboratory.

Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body.  Characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings. It is distinguished from wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, but more reactive than coma or disorders of consciousness, sleep displaying very different and active brain patterns.

During sleep, most of the body's systems are in an anabolic state, which helping to restore the immune system, nervous, skeletal, and muscular systems; these are the vital processes that maintain mood, memory, and cognitive function, and play a large role in the function of the endocrine and immune systems. The internal circadian clock promotes sleep daily at night. The diverse purposes and mechanisms of sleep are the subject of substantial ongoing research.

Humans may suffer from various sleep disorders, including dyssomnias such as insomnia, hypersomnia, narcolepsy, and sleep apnea; parasomnias which is sleepwalking and REM behavior disorder; bruxism; and circadian rhythm sleep disorders. The advent of artificial light has substantially altered sleep timing in industrialized countries