UnityPoint Clinic Specialties | Sleep Medicine

Express Care - Bettendorf

3415 53rd Avenue
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

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Express Care - Moline

106 19th Avenue
Suite 103
Moline, Illinois 61265

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Express Care - North Port

3426 North Port Drive
Suite 200
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

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Express Care - SouthPark Pointe

3904 16th Street
Moline, Illinois 61265

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Pediatric Urgent Care - Cedar Rapids

855 A Avenue NE
Suite 300A
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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Proctor First Care - East Peoria

2535 E. Washington St.
East Peoria, Illinois 61611

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Proctor First Care - Peoria Heights

1120 E. War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

1909 North Morton Avenue
Morton, Illinois 61550

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

8914 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61604

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

209 N. Cummings Lane
Washington, Illinois 61571

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Family Medicine and Walk-In Care - Cascade

610 2nd Ave. NE
Cascade, Iowa 52033

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UnityPoint Clinic - Family Medicine and Walk-In Care - Peosta

8456 Peosta Commercial Court
P.O. Box 80
Peosta, Iowa 52068

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - East

1550 University Avenue
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - West

2255 JFK Road
Dubuque, Iowa 52002

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Urgent Care - Anamosa

1795 Hwy 64 East
Anamosa, Iowa 52205

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Hiawatha

1001 N. Center Point Road
Suite A
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Marion

2992 7th Ave.
Marion, Iowa 52302

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - North Crossing

2134 Logan Ave.
Suite A
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

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Urgent Care - Prairie Parkway

5100 Prairie Parkway
Suite 101
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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Urgent Care - San Marnan

1655 E San Marnan Dr.
Suite H
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Sunnybrook

5885 Sunnybrook Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51106

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Urgent Care - United Medical Park

1731 W Ridgeway Ave.
Suite 100
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Urgent Care - Westside

2375 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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Walk-In Care

800 Kenyon Road
Suite S
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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Sleep Medicine

What is Sleep Medicine?

Sleep medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, therapy and treatment of sleep disturbances and disorders. Sleep disorders include insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, parasomnias and pediatric sleep problems. A sleep disorder can be a very serious issue with wide-ranging implications and consequences if not properly treated. In addition to increased accidents, mood disorders and lowered productivity, lack of sleep can contribute to heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

Signs and Symptoms

General symptoms of a sleep disorder include:

  • Snoring
  • Breaks and pauses in breathing while sleeping
  • Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Urge to move your legs or rest
  • Uncomfortable feeling in legs at night
  • Excessive sleepiness during the day

What is a Sleep Study?

A sleep study, or polysomnography, can help doctors diagnose potential sleep disorders. It is a non-evasive, overnight exam that allows doctors to monitor and evaluate you while you sleep. A technologist will place sensors or electrodes on your head and body. Your brain and body activity will be tracked through an EEG (electroencephalograph) monitor. As you sleep, your sleep stages and REM (rapid eye movement) cycles will be measured. Additionally, oxygen levels through a pulse oximeter, heart rate, breathing, snoring and body and eye movements will be monitored. All monitoring is non-invasive (meaning no needles involved).

What Does a Sleep Study Do?

The sleep study will provide data for your doctor to review and analyze. It will include information about sleep and wake times, sleep stages, abnormal breathing and movements and the amount of oxygen in your blood. Results from the study can be used to diagnose conditions such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy and restless legs syndrome. The study results will be used in conjunction with your medical history, any other lab work or tests and exams. The goal is to help the patient understand why they are experiencing sleep disorders and how to best treat it so they can achieve restful sleep. Treatment can include education, medication, coping mechanisms and a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machine.

When to Seek Sleep Medicine

Your primary care provider may refer you to a sleep clinic if you are experiencing insomnia and other sleep disorder symptoms. Your first appointment will typically include a comprehensive review of your medical history and the doctor will arrange to have your health records available. A detailed family medical history is also helpful. Additionally, it is important to take the time beforehand to document any symptoms you are experiencing and come with a detailed list of questions you might have.

The most common types of sleep disorders are:

  • Insomnia
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Narcolepsy

Benefits of UnityPoint Clinic Sleep Medicine

UnityPoint Clinic providers are committed to helping you achieve restful sleep through our sleep medicine services. We will work with you and other specialists as needed to evaluate, diagnose, treat and help maintain and control your conditions to help you reach your best health.