Sleep is an essential element for mental and physical restoration. According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder.
Sleep medicine is a recognized medical subspecialty where specialists help people with sleep disorders including snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy and more.
Sleep Apnea is a common medical condition that occurs during sleep characterized by recurrent episodes of breathing pauses or shallow breathing, which results in sleep disruptions and other long-term health consequences.
Sleep Medicine Services at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Iowa
Covenant Sleep Center and Mercy Sleep Center are committed to providing the highest quality of patient care in the field of sleep medicine to ensure the overall health and well being of our patients. Click Here to view our brochure.
Our sleep labs are designed to evaluate and identify various sleep disorders. This is done through a sleep study or polysomnogram and multiple sleep latency testing (daytime nap tests) conducted by sleep professionals who have combined experience in respiratory therapy and sleep medicine.
Daytime Nap Studies known by the acronym M.S.L.T. are a series of four to five nap studies done in a sleep lab that are used to quantify and diagnose conditions that can cause severe sleepiness through the day, despite adequate night time sleep. Our staff is credentialed by the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT). In addition to Daytime Nap Studies, our lab also offers:
Home Sleep Testing:
A more simple and cost effective method to diagnose Sleep Apnea at home rather than in a lab setting. It is however, only designed to be used in a specific population of patients: those with a high risk of at least moderate sleep apnea and those patients who do not have other underlying sever medical conditions. This study will not diagnose other sleep disorders.
Covenant Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and supervised by the following physician:
Covenant Sleep Center is open Sunday through Friday evenings from 8:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Daytime appointments may also be scheduled with advance notice Monday through Friday.
Covenant Sleep Center is located at 2710 St. Francis Drive, Suite 409 in the Covenant Professional Building at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa. Mercy Sleep Center is located on the second floor at Mercy Hospital, 201 8th Avenue, SE in Oelwein, Iowa.
For more information on either sleep center, please call 319.272.8253.
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