Wondering what a sleep study is really like? Looking for more information about a sleep disorder? These videos featuring the physicians and staff at Eastern Iowa Sleep Center have the answers you need to get a better night's sleep.
Who We Are & What We Do
With a 20-room facility open seven nights a week, EISC conducts sleep studies for more than a hundred patients each week. This video helps explain how sleep testing works and what to expect if your doctor recommends a polysomnogram.
What is a Sleep Study?
One of the best tools for detecting a sleep disorder is the sleep study, also called a polysomnogram. Your sleep study provides the information that will help the sleep technicians, your sleep medicine physician and your primary health care provider identify the cause of your sleep problem(s).
Improving Your Sleep Habits
If you're lying awake at night, you know that worrying about not getting to sleep just prolongs the anxiety. These guidelines, shared by EISC sleep medicine specialist Dr. Scott D. Geisler, can help you establish that all-important healthy bedtime routine.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
A brief overview....
EISC sleep medicine specialist Dr. Robert J. Struthers explains the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition in which breathing stops while sleeping.
A closer look....
This video, featuring EISC sleep medicine specialist Dr. Scott D. Geisler, takes a closer look at obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). For people with untreated sleep apnea, breathing interruptions can range from five to more than 100 times per hour.
Insomnia is defined as difficulty in falling or staying asleep, and is experienced to a moderate degree by more than a third of American adults. One in ten Americans experiences chronic insomnia, which typically requires some treatment for improvement. Dr. Robert J. Struthers, a sleep medicine specialist with EISC, explains.
Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that impacts the control of sleep and wakefulness. People with narcolepsy experience excessive sleepiness that includes uncontrollable instances of suddenly falling asleep during any activity at any time of day. Dr. Andrew C. Peterson, EISC Medical Director, explains.
Periodic Limb Movements (PLM)
Periodic limb movements (PLM) are occurrences of simple, repetitive, and uncontrollable muscle movements. PLM can occur during the day but is more common during the night and can seriously disrupt sleep which causes daytime fatigue. Dr. Scott D. Geisler, board-certified in neurology and sleep medicine, explains.
Nocturnal, or sleep-related seizures, cause abnormal movement or behavior while sleeping. Activity ranges from awakening from sleep for no clear reason, to violent arm and leg movement, tongue-biting, and urination. Dr. Andrew C. Peterson, EISC Medical Director, explains.
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a condition characterized by a strong urge to move the legs which is difficult to resist. This need for movement is often accompanied by uncomfortable sensations that are difficult to describe, but may be like burning, prickling, itching, or tingling. Temporary relief occurs when the legs are moved. Dr. Scott D. Geisler explains.
As EISC Medical Director Andrew C. Peterson, M.D., explains, sleepwalking occurs when a person gets up from bed and walks around despite being still asleep. Sleepwalking can also include sitting up in bed, speaking or shouting, and looking around in a confused manner.
Questions? Contact the Eastern Iowa Sleep Center today.