Eastern Iowa Sleep Center Resources
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Eastern Iowa Sleep Center's new quarterly newsletter is your guide for learning about sleep-related disorders, topics and issues that affect you or a loved one.
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More great information from EISC's sleep experts
Medical and professional organizations
Physicians' Clinic of Iowa: Department of Neurology
The Physicians' Clinic of Iowa, P.C. is a physician owned and governed multi-specialty medical group whose mission is to deliver the highest quality specialty healthcare to our patients. The clinic specializes in nine different areas, including neurology and sleep disorders.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Established in 1975 as the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is the only professional society that is dedicated exclusively to the medical subspecialty of sleep medicine. As the leading voice in the field of sleep medicine, the AASM sets standards and promotes excellence in health care, education and research.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Basics of Sleep
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) conducts and supports research on brain and nervous system disorders. Created by the U.S. Congress in 1950, NINDS is one of the more than two dozen research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health.
National support organizations
National Sleep Foundation
Would you like to learn more about sleep and sleep disorders? The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is a U.S. organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Americans who suffer from sleep problems and disorders. They strive to improve public understanding of sleep and good sleep habits and support sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.
Special interest topics include:
- Women and Sleep: Biological conditions unique to women, like the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause, can affect how well a woman sleeps. Understanding the effects of these conditions, in addition to environmental factors and lifestyle habits can help women enjoy a good night's sleep.
Learn more about women and sleep >>
- Shift Work Sleep Disorder: Shift work sleep disorder is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder that occurs due to a work schedule that takes place during the normal sleep period. This schedule requires you to work when your body wants to sleep. Then you have to try to sleep when your body expects to be awake. The timing of when you sleep and wake is much different than what your internal body clock expects.
Learn more about shift work sleep diorder >>
American Sleep Association
The American Sleep Association (ASA) is a national organization focused on improving public awareness about sleep disorders and sleep health, promoting sleep medicine research, and providing a portal for communication between patients, physicians/healthcare professionals, corporations, and scientists. The ASA is a member-driven public service project that depends on volunteer efforts.Learn more about the American Sleep Association >>
Narcolepsy Network is a national non-profit patient support orgnization that was founded in 1986. Its purpose is to support, educate, and advocate for individuals impacted by narcolepsy.Learn more about the Narcolepsy Network >>
Restless Legs Foundation
The Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Foundation is a non-profit organization providing the latest information about RLS. The goals of the Foundation are to increase awareness, improve treatments, and through research, find a cure for RLS.Learn more about the Restless Legs Foundation >>
Online educational resources
In 2005, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine launched SleepEducation.com to provide information to the more than 70 million Americans who suffer from a sleep disorder. SleepEducation.com is a great tool for people who are looking for dependable information regarding sleep, sleep disorders, treatments, and services.
Sleep for Kids
Have you ever wondered why we need sleep? Or, how sleep works? How about why some people snore?
If you're a kid, and you want to find out the answers to these questions and more, visit the Sleep for Kids website - the only sleep website just for kids like you! While you're there, you can learn cool facts about sleep, play games, solve puzzles, and find how YOU can get a great night's sleep!
So, with your mom or dad's permission, head to the Sleep for Kids website! >>
Questions? Contact the Eastern Iowa Sleep Center today.