Iowa Sleep Blog

ADHD and Restless Legs in Children

Monday, June 12, 2017
Both Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) & Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) individuals have a common problem – Dopamine deficiency. The difference lies at the major site of dopamine action. Both ADHD and RLS can cause disruptive problems with a need to move, but the treatment for each condition is different. ADHD requires an increased in CNS alertness while RLS requires an increase ..

Sleeping Well with Muscle and Nerve Disorders

Tuesday, May 05, 2015
There is nothing more frustrating than lying awake at night, unable to sleep. It’s even more frustrating when your body experiences aches and pains that are keeping you awake, such as pains from Fibromyalgia or Parkinson’s disease. Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia (http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-disorders-problems/fibromyalgia-and-sleep) is the widespread pain and stiffness in muscles and  ..

Signs it’s time to see a sleep doctor

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Signs it’s time to see a sleep doctor Sleeping is a natural function of the body, so it can be hard to tell when your “simple” sleep troubles are actually more complicated sleep disorders. Many don’t even realize their poor sleep can affect other aspects of their health such as their overall heart health, managing diabetes and controlling body weight. Many times, these sleep disorders can ..