Dr Oliver Bernath is a neurologist and sleep disorders specialist. Dr Bernath completed his medical degree in Germany (University of Ulm) and London (UCL) with a doctorate in neurophysiology as a scholar of the German National Merit Scholarship (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes). He then trained as a neurologist at the University of Chicago, where REM sleep was discovered, and obtained certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Thereafter, he completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and achieved certification by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology. Finally, he trained in sleep medicine at UCSF and Stanford and received his certification by the American Board of Sleep Medicine.
Dr Bernath now has his NHS base at the Sleep Disorders Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London and at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, the largest sleep centre in the Southeast.
Dr Bernath is experienced with all aspects of sleep medicine: chronic insomnia, nightmares and night terrors, sleepwalking and other parasomnias, REM sleep behaviour disorder, restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movements in sleep, snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea, narcolepsy and other central hypersomnia, as well as sleep optimisation for longevity and top performance.
He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the British Sleep Society, and the German Society for Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine. He is a neurologist on the General Medical Council specialist register.
He offers consultations in person and virtually in both English and German.