Iowa Sleep Blog

Sleep Awareness Week 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016
Last week was National Sleep Awareness Sleep Week, and the National Sleep Foundation ( has some tips for better sleep that we think are pretty great. We’ve included them below and added our thoughts. 1.Start making time for the sleep your mind and body needs – Sleep does so many important things for our body, so it’s important to make sure you are ge ..

How to Get Kids Back into a School Sleep Schedule

Monday, August 10, 2015
With the new school year just around the corner, it’s time to start preparing your family’s school year sleep schedules. Especially for children, sleep plays a critical role in growth and development, and not getting enough sleep can make it harder for children to focus, control their emotions, and learn and retain new information while they’re at school. To be sure your family is ready t ..

2015 Sleep in America Poll Results

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Two weeks ago, the National Sleep Foundation ( released the results from their annual poll, Sleep in America, which surveys the sleep health and behaviors of Americans. The 2015 poll ( found that pain is a key factor in sleep loss for a whopping 57 percent of Americans suffering from chron ..

Making the Case for Sleep in Washington, D.C.

Monday, March 09, 2015
A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with Iowa senators and representatives about the importance of sleep. Members of and advocates for the National Sleep Foundation gathered to educate and information lawmakers on three sleep-related issues, including: 1.Studying the effects of delayed school start times. The 2014 Sleep in America poll (http://sl ..