About us

The Hellenic Sleep Research Society was founded in April 1996. It is a non profit organization aimed at advancing sleep research in Greece. It specifically aims at advancing research in:
  • Phenomena related to sleep, at an experimental level
  • Sleep in the broader context of the biosciences
  • Sleep in the context of human physiology (neurophysiology, psychophysiology, respiratory physiology, physiology of vascular and other systems)
  • Study of dreams
  • Sleep in the context of psychology (relation to cognitive functions, psychological mechanisms, environmental influences etc)
  • Sleep in the context of social sciences (sociology, anthropology, ethnology etc)
  • Sleep disorders (insomnia, hypersomnia, sleep apnea syndromes, sleep walking, nightmares, etc.)
  • Sleep in relation to physical illness
  • Sleep in relation to psychiatric disorders
  • Impact of drugs on sleep
  • Impact of non-pharmacological intervention on sleep (ECT and other biological treatments, psychotherapies, etc)

The members of the Hellenic Sleep Research Society are recognized scientists from a wide range of scientific fields related to sleep, with working experience in Greece as well as abroad, many of whom participate in long standing international collaborations.