The CARSM is both a sleep clinic and a large research team from the Integrated University Health and Social Services Center of the North of the Island of Montreal, located in the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal. The CARSM was founded in 1977 by Doctor Jacques Montplaisir, a psychiatrist and researcher recognized internationally for his work on sleep disorders.

Our mission is to generate new knowledge about sleep and to understand, diagnose, treat and prevent sleep disorders. We work with scientists, clinicians and the general public to share the evolving knowledge about sleep and its disorders. Our Sleep Disorders Clinic has developed a unique expertise focused on the diagnosis and management of non-apneic sleep disorders.

Nadia Gosselin, Ph.D.

Scientific Director

Nadia Gosselin is the CARSM Scientific Director. She is a neuropsychologist and professor of psychology at the Université de Montréal. She also holds the Canada Research Chair in Sleep Disorders and Brain Health.

Alex Desautels, M.D., Ph.D.

Clinical Director

Alex Desautels is Clinical Director of the CARSM Sleep Disorders Clinic. He is a neurologist, sleep doctor, researcher and professor of neuroscience at the Université de Montréal.