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Sleep is one of the most basic needs in humans and animals: just like eating, it is necessary for survival. Sleep is important for brain development and cleaning processes, as well as for cognitive performance and health in general. However, insufficient or irregular sleep is widespread in our 24-h society, and the increasing prevalence of sleep disorders constitutes a public health issue.

The aim of SleepLoop and its team of engineers, clinicians and sleep experts is to improve health by using new technologies that can modulate sleep depth very specifically without any drugs. This innovative method will be tested for its beneficial impact in the treatment of neurological, psychiatric and systemic disorders that are well known to be related to be sleep-wake behavior.


SleepLoop has been a HMZ Flaghip Project since 2017.


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Prof. Dr. med. Christian R. Baumann

Department of Neurology
University Hospital Zurich
Frauenklinikstrasse 26
CH-8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 88 19


Sleep & Health Zurich

Sleep research has a longstanding tradition in Zurich. More and more research groups from UZH and ETH are now working together on innovative projects. The Center of Competence “Sleep & Health Zurich” bundles all this expertise.



Tosoo is a spin-off company of ETH Zurich and is closely collaborating with SleepLoop.