Iowa Sleep Blog

What Would You Give Up in Exchange for a Good Night's Sleep?

Monday, April 21, 2014
About one in five adults fail to get enough sleep, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which recommends adults get seven to eight hours of sleep each night to feel alert and well rested. If you’re not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, you’re likely to experience excessive daytime sleepiness, as well as negative moods, fatigue, forgetfulness, drowsy driving and even…

How Sleep Conditions Can Impact Diabetes

Monday, March 17, 2014
Many people are unable to sleep because they experience insomnia, snoring or waking up throughout the night. Problems sleeping can negatively impact health and various diseases, including diabetes. Recent studies have shown that up to 70 percent of people with diabetes have a sleep condition involving one or more of these side effects, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).  OSA is a sleep…

Behind the Scenes with News Channel 5

Friday, July 12, 2013
ABC news channel 5 took a look at what it is like to have a sleep study.   ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

Is Simple Snoring Simply Snoring?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Here Is a study I recently found on a Medical News website.  This study examined individuals that had untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea and individuals that had simple snoring.  Much more than just an irritation to bed partners, snoring can be a precursor to more severe issues. Researchers at the Henry Ford Clinic have found that individuals who snore may be at an even higher risk of…

Making CPAP a Habit, Study Findings

Monday, June 17, 2013
Researchers at Penn State have found that consistent bedtime routines definitely help with adherence of prescribed OSA treatments. In this study, CPAP adherence is defined as an individual using the treatment for at least four hours each night.  The researchers found that if a patient’s bedtime was consistent within 45minutes, they were significantly more likely to use the CPAP machine for at…