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…

Visit Iowa Sleep at the Hy-Vee Whole Health Experience on April 12

Monday, April 07, 2014
Good sleep is key to your overall wellness. When we sleep, our brains actively renew our mental and physical health. Despite its importance to our health, more than 100 million Americans regularly fail to get a good night’s sleep. They’re always tired during the day and many have problems falling asleep. Does this sound like you? We can help. Iowa Sleep will be at the Hy-Vee Whole Health…

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…

Happy American Heart Month

Friday, February 07, 2014
Happy American Heart Month!  February is great time to think about our heart and the effect of sleep disordered breathing on our cardiovascular system.  As this study indicates, snoring is not always something that is just a nuisance to us.  This study is located in the Sleep Journal- of medicine.   SLEEP, Vol. 31 No.9, 2008 – Heavy Snoring as a Cause of Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis.       …

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…