If you have sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, or another sleep disorder, it affects every part of your life.
The right diagnosis and treatment will help you feel better, be more productive, and stay safer while driving or working.
Sleep disorders can be complex and caused by a number of different factors. University of Iowa Health Care specialists with experience in all aspects of sleep disorders work as a team to make the right diagnosis.
Together, they'll identify your problem and work with you on a customized plan to improve your sleep.
Personalized care from a team of experts
The causes of sleep disorders can be mental, physical, or environmental (for example, working the night shift).
As the most comprehensive sleep disorders program in Iowa, UI Health Care brings together experts from many fields to find the right solution for you.
Your care team might include one or more of the following specialists with expertise in sleep medicine:
Your team works together and coordinates with your primary care provider on all aspects of your treatment plan.
The most advanced tests and treatments
UI Health Care offers the latest diagnostic technology. This includes sleep studies that you can complete at home as well as specialized testing in our state-of-the-art sleep lab.
Pinpointing the cause of your sleep problems enables our experts to choose the treatment that will work best for you.
Noninvasive treatments, including devices such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines and dental devices that you wear while sleeping.
Cognitive behavioral therapy to help you get used to a CPAP or learn techniques to overcome insomnia
Our extensive sleep research program also includes clinical trials of new therapies. For example, UI Health Care researchers are investigating a new minimally invasive device that stimulates airway muscles.
You may be able to enroll in studies here that give you access to treatments not available anywhere else.
Sleep disorders tests and treatments
- Automatic positive airway pressure (APAP)
- Bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP)
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
- CPAP desensitization
- Endoscopic sinus surgery
- Home sleep apnea test
- Light therapy
- Multiple sleep latency testing
- Nasal turbinate surgery