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We spend roughly 30% of our lives sleeping. Sleep medicine can be beneficial when sleep is disturbed or when it doesn’t properly fulfil its role of giving us rest. Excessive fatigue, insomnia, constantly waking up at night, sleep apnoea, snoring, abnormal behaviour at night, jet lag and restless limb syndrome are some of the many conditions we deal with every day.
The Sleep Clinic is certified by the Swiss Society of Sleep Research, Sleep Medicine and Chronobiology. The clinic is part of the pulmonology department at the Valais Hospital. It offers a full range of tests and treatments for all sleep conditions. Multidisciplinary work is a key part of what the centre does. We work in partnership with the neurology, ENT, psychiatric and maxillofacial surgery departments. Aside from these main partners, we also work regularly with sleep clinics at the Geneva University Hospitals, the Lausanne University Hospital and Inselspital.
At the Sion and Martigny sites, we offer sleep consultations and sleepwalking tests. More thorough tests are carried out at our sleep laboratory, which moved from Crans-Montana to Sion in 2020. The four sleeping rooms are located in a quiet area within the Sion hospital, providing optimal conditions for quality sleep.
You must request treatment if you wish to undergo sleep tests. Each request is checked by the head of the sleep clinic to ensure we offer the best treatment possible.
We can arrange consultations in English, French, German and Romansh.
|Sleep consultations||Sion Hospital (Floor C) and Martigny Hospital (1st floor)||Every day|
|Multi-disciplinary consultations for sleep disorders||Sion Hospital (Floor C)||Monday 13:30 to 17:00|
|Sleep laboratory tests, such as polysomnography||Sion Hospital (Floor C)||Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights|
From 19:15 to 07:30 or 08:00
|Ambulatory polygraphs||Sion Hospital (Floor C) and Martigny Hospital (1st floor)||Every day|
The ENT consultation focused on treatment for snoring takes place on Monday from 13:30 to 17:00 at Martigny Hospital. Appointments can be made with the ENT department secretary by telephone on +41 (0)27 604 44 51 or by email addressed to: chvr.consult.orl(at)hopitalvs.ch.
Stress reduction and anxiety treatment is provided by the ambulatory psychiatry department. A number of techniques are used for this, and treatment may not involve psychotherapy. For example, drop-in groups for self-hypnosis and meditation are available once a fortnight throughout the year. Sessions can be arranged with the Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Department secretaries: