Why we exist

The World Health Organization has increasingly focused on noncommunicable diseases (NCD) which account for over 41 million deaths per year globally. 77% of all NCD deaths are in low-and middle-income countries. Diabetes, cardiovascular problems, respiratory problems, and cancer are the most focused, but sleep disorders which are more common and which may worsen these problems are often ignored.

35% of people do not feel they get enough sleep, impacting both their physical and mental health. 46% of individuals with frequent sleep disturbances report missing work or events, or making errors at work, compared to 15% of healthy sleepers. According to a study conducted by a tech giant, India is the second most sleep deprived country in the world.

Our Founder Dr N. Ramakrishnan, while pursuing his medical career in the ICU in the United States, was distraught to note that patients and their family members had sleep disturbances. Also, undiagnosed sleep problems such as sleep apnea were responsible for uncontrolled blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks and stroke. More importantly, these could have possibly been prevented if the sleep problems were addressed on time. He, therefore, pursued an American Board Certification in Sleep Medicine and started Nithra when he returned to India.

While there are doctors who may be taking care of specific aspects of sleep problems, we are a comprehensive centre where you can get all of your sleep problems addressed by specialists in favour of a good night’s sleep. Dr. N. Ramakrishnan was the first American Board Certified Sleep Medicine specialist in India, and Nithra remains a premier and currently the only freestanding comprehensive sleep centre. We believe that everyone deserves an answer to their problem, and If you’ve had trouble sleeping, we’re available to help and urge you to seek attention without delay. Our team of specialists will ascertain the problem you have and plan a personalized treatment strategy.