Based in Barcelona, AdSalutem is a pioneer in the research and diagnosis of Sleep Medicine, helping to make the city a leading European health hub
This is a city where people almost inevitably conduct their personal and professional lives at a frenetic, almost frantic pace, causing the vast majority to eat at odd times and sleep little and poorly, a phenomenon known as social jet lag.
We are not really conscious of how important it is to rest, sleep well, and get the most out of good quality sleep. Nor are we aware of the short and long term impact of poor sleep on our health and how it can lead to premature aging and conditions such as obesity, hypertension, Parkinson's, epilepsy, stroke, and breast cancer, etc.
In order to investigate sleep and its impact on people's health in an environment like this, Barcelona is lucky enough to have a pioneering organization, the AdSalutem Institute, which is unique for its work and innovation in the field of research and development of sleep medicine. The organization is headed up by Dr. Antoni Esteve, a member of the family who founded the institute, and it works together with various bodies on research projects. This includes work with Barcelona football club on the role of sleep in sports performance; the Barcelona Health Hub on the impact of sleep on people's health and well-being; the Guttmann Institute and La Caixa on the relationship between brain health and sleep quality as part of the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative (BBHI); the Dexeus Mujer clinic on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep problems in menopausal women; and the UIC in a pioneering analysis of healthy sleep habits in students. ,
"AdSalutem, led by Dr. Antoni Esteve, has consolidated its position as an important player in the field of sleep medicine, with agreements with global entities such as FCB, La Caixa and Dexeus Mujer"
Located on Passeig Manuel Girona between the Les Corts and Pedralbes districts AdSalutem is located in a completely remodeled and fully equipped 17th century building that provides a striking contrast with the architecture and urban design of the area. The sleep center is located right at the heart of a hospital cluster, next door to the Cima Hospital and close to the Creu Blanca Clinic, the Corachan, the Tres Torres Clinic, the Barcelona Hospital and the Dexeus University Hospital. This pioneering Barcelona clinic focuses on sleep medicine science and its dissemination in society, providing therapeutic sleep for patients with complex diseases and accurate diagnoses of sleep disorders.
With a multidisciplinary team of talented young sleep specialists, AdSalutem benefits from a pioneering approach to care that makes it unique amongst other clinics (both in Barcelona and in Spain as a whole). This enables it to tackle as yet unmet medical challenges, make accurate diagnoses, and provide treatment for patients with complex illnesses suffering from sleep disorders.
Institutions like the AdSalutem Institute contribute to the consolidation of Greater Barcelona as an ideal place for entrepreneurship, for attracting investment in new health-related businesses (hospitals, research and pharmaceutical companies), and attracting and retaining the city's glocal talent, all essential for making Barcelona a health hub and the beating heart of life sciences in southern Europe.