Iowa Sleep Blog

How Treating Sleep Disorders Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease

Friday, May 30, 2014
If your family has a history of heart disease, it’s more important than ever to be aware of sleep disorders and their side effects. Although the connection between sleep disorders and heart conditions is not fully defined, there is a relationship between the two. Sleep disorders have been associated with heart conditions such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, stroke,  ..

Take On Our Better Sleep Month Challenge

Monday, May 05, 2014
It’s time to celebrate, but we’re not blowing up balloons or baking a cake. Instead, we’re planning our May schedules in a way that will allow us to get a full seven to eight hours of sleep every night in honor of Better Sleep Month. The Better Sleep Council ( designated May as Better Sleep Month in 1985 with the original goal of sell ..

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  ..

Making CPAP a habit, study findings

Monday, June 17, 2013
Researchers at Penn State have found that consistent bedtime routines definitely help with adherence of prescribed OSA treatments. In this study, CPAP adherence is defined as an individual using the treatment for at least four hours each night. The researchers found that if a patient’s bedtime was consistent within 45minutes, they were significantly more likely to use the CPAP machi ..

June 3rd CPAP event

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Good afternoon everyone, Just wanted to make everyone aware of our Monday, June 3rd, evening community event. This event will be at Iowa CPAP, right next door to our West DesMoines Office at 4060 Westown Parkway. Iowa CPAP will be present to perform a function check of your equipment and discuss care and cleaning of these items. Equipment will not be sold that evening but you may  ..