Conditions We Treat
- Obstructive sleep apnea - Worried about sleep apnea? Take the STOP BANG questionnaire to determine if you might be at risk.
- Parasomnias (undesired body movements associated with sleep)
- Periodic limb movements in sleep
- Seizures in sleep
Formal Sleep Studies and Treatments
- Evaluates patients with suspected narcolepsy
- Objectively study patients who complain of daytime hypersomnolence
- This assesses sleep tendency by measuring the number of minutes it takes the patient to fall asleep.
Polysomnography, also known as an attended overnight sleep study, is conducted in a facility based sleep lab where you are continually monitored by a trained sleep technologist. During the study, electrodes and sensors are gently applied allowing us to assess the following:
- Sleep stages
- EEG (brain waves)
- EOG (eye movements)
- Chin EMG (muscle activity)
- Sleep Disordered Breathing
- Nasal and oral airflow
- Respiratory effort
- Oxygen saturation
- Leg movements
- ECG (heart rate)
The new home sleep test is a great alternative to traditional testing in a sleep lab.
Among other variables, the home sleep test records:
- Sleep time
- Oxygen levels
- Heart rate
- Body position and movement
- Snoring decibles
After the device is returned the next day, these recordings are downloaded to be reviewed by a physician. The equipment is available at our Iowa River Landing location.
Neuropsychologists and rehabilitation counselors within the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and Brain Health provide cognitive behavioral therapy for patients with insomnia, and CPAP desensitization for patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
- The most widely used treatment for obstructive sleep apnea
- CPAP provides a gentle flow of positive pressure air that holds the airway open during sleep
- Delivers a positive pressure flow but with differing inspiratory and expiratory pressures
- Bi-level PAP is most commonly indicated for patients with obesity-hypoventilation syndrome, COPD, CHF, a variety of neuromuscular disorders and those that are intolerant of CPAP therapy
UI Sleep Solutions at Iowa River Landing
UI Health Care Sleep Solutions, located near the UI Sleep Disorders Clinic at UI Health Care–Iowa River Landing, provides high-quality sleep products and expert help for patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea.
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