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Medical Sleep Diagnostics with SOMNOscreen

Therapy Supported Measurement with High Quality Equipment

Medical Sleep Diagnostics with the Miniature SOMNOscreen

Modern Technique – Mobile Measurement

Sleep is measured in-home in the usual setting. Your remain freely mobile and can move without hinderance with the device in the home.

What is Measured?

  • Snoring
  • Apnea and Hypopnea
  • Breathing flow
  • Thoracic and abdominal breathing
  • Periodic limb movement (PLM)
  • Microarousal
  • Blood oxygen saturation
  • Changes in body position
  • Sleep fragmentation, microarousal (small waking reactions)
  • Sleeping states
  • REM recognition and density analysis
  • Blood pressure
  • Epworth Sleepiness Scale (analog)
  • Comparison of sleep profiles


Face Former therapy is a cause-oriented and holistic therapy method that has been developped at ISST. It is successfully applied worldwide. FaceFormer training has an effective impact on interactivity and tension of mouth, face, head, neck and back region. It strengthens and harmonises important muscle functions and optimizes the nasal breathing. Face Former therapy is applied in numerous disorders with success.

FaceFormer Therapy for all Ages

Foto: FaceFormer-Therapie, Zugübung nach untenFace Former therapy developed by Dr. Klaus and Sabine Berndsen at ISST is known since 2000 and is used internationally. The Face Former therapy is a causally focused and holistic therapy. Routine Face Former training effectively influences the interactive functions and the tensions of tissues, muscles and skin in the mouth, face, head, neck and back regions. It strengthens and coordinates muscle functions such as chewing, swallowing, speaking, breathing, tooth placement as well as facial expressions and skin tension, which are of special meaning. Nose breathing is improved and made habitual.

Indications and application areas

Successful applications in the areas of prevention, therapy and therapeutic assistance can be verified in the following disorders:

  • Swallowing difficulties (dysphagia)
  • Incorrect tongue function
  • funcional impaired chewing
  • Functionally limited speech disorders
  • Treating habits such as thumb sucking and lip biting
  • Paralysis of the mouth and facial regions
  • Headaches, facial and neck pains, migraines

Foto: FaceFormer anatomical mit Hygienebox und Umverpackung

  • Post operative therapy (face, jaw and tongue)
  • Tooth positioning and jaw abnormalities
  • Tooth grinding, mandibular joint and bite problems
  • Tooth prosthetics, tooth implantations (preparation and adaptation)
  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • Hearing loss, Tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo
  • Problems with middle ear pressure
  • Activating nose breathing and ridding mouth breathing habits
  • Wrinkle formation of the face and neck (functional cosmetics)

Further information

For comprehensive additional information on the Dr. Berndsen FaceFormer, and on indications, application and success of the neurophysiological FaceFormer therapy, please visit the FaceFormer website.


We offer qualified and personalized treatments for different diseases, disabilities and syndromes to our national and international patients. The wide range of methods in diagnosis and treatment relies on our scientific developments, own patents as well as on extensive practical experience.

Therapy Programm

Speech and Language

  • Phonation disorder (dyslalia)
  • Grammar disorder (dysgrammatism)
  • Autismus
  • Mutismus
  • Communication disorders
  • Problems finding words (lexical disorders)
  • Loss of speech after a stroke or brain injury – aphasia
  • Neurological disorders (dysarthria, among others)
  • Stuttering, cluttering
  • Cleft lip, cleft palate and other malformations
  • Mouth, tongue, nose injuries (eg after surgery)
  • Bilingual language training (bilingualism)


  • Impaired voice use, loss of voice
  • Hoarseness, forced cough
  • Paralysis of vocal cord
  • Partial or total removal of the larynx (laryngectomy)
  • Nasal speech (rhinolalia)



  • Switching from mouth to nasal breathing
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Respiratory disabilities by narrowed airways
  • Asthma
  • Allergies

Hearing and Balance

  • Hearing loss, deafness
  • Listening and speaking with cochlear implants
  • Sudden hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness

Neurological Disorder

  • Alzheimer, dementia
  • Stroke (apoplexy)
  • brain disorders

Disorders in Eating, Drinking or Swallowing

  • Troubled swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Paralysis in orofacial region
  • Switch from tube feeding to physiological nutrition
  • Salivation (drooling)
  • Sensory disturbances
  • Diseases caused by metabolic disorders


  • Head, face, jaw joints
  • Migraine
  • Shoulder, neck, arm region, back

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

  • Snoring
  • Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
  • Sleep disorders

 Teeth, Jaw and Jaw Joints

  • Misaligned teeth, malocclusion (prevention and assistance in orthodontics)
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Temporomandibular pain
  • Correction of muscle functions with inclusion of dental prosthetics and dental implants

Movement and Neurological Damage

  • Cerebral movement disorders (i.a. CP)
  • Head injuries, such as traumatic brain injury
  • Paraplegia
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Stroke (apoplexy)
  • Brain tumors and spinal cord tumors
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson’s disease


Learning Disabilities

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Preschool training
  • Enrollment and school diagnostics
  • Expert reports


  • ADD and ADHD – Attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder
  • Perceptual impairments

Special therapies

  • NCS Therapy – Neuro-cell stimulation therapy (acc. Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • Orofacial regulation therapy (acc.Castillo Morales)
  • Myofunctional Therapy
  • CCF therapy – cranio-cervical-function therapy (acc. Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • FFT – FaceFormer therapy (acc.Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • OSP therapy  – oral stimulation plates therapy (acc. Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • TAS  – training therapy for apnea and snoring (acc. Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • KVT therapy (sound-ventilation-tone therapy) (acc. Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • Therapy for tinnitus, hearing loss, dizziness (acc. Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • AMK  – Akupedics with sounds for the treatment of deafness, disorders of perception and concentration (acc. Berndsen/Berndsen)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Articulation, rhetoric training and vocal hygiene (e.g. for professional speakers)

Learn more about our Spezial Therapies.

Therapy Organisation

  • Intensive treatment (accommodation if necessary)
  • Group therapy and caregiver training

You want individual treatment or counseling?

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