Medical Services

Neurodiagnostic Sleep Center

Mercy Iowa City Neurodiagnostic Sleep Center
500 E. Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

Phone 319-339-3625
Fax 319-688-7143

Fully Accredited Sleep Center by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine providing comprehensive sleep medicine evaluations and treatments.

  Dr. Ethan Emmons is the Medical Director of the Sleep Center. He received his medical education from Uniformed Services University, completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, received his fellowship from Brooke Army Medical Center, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with pulmonary disease and sleep medicine subspecialties. 
How you can get a better night's sleep. Video featuring Dr. Emmons

Sleep Studies and Disorders
SYMPTOMS:
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Restlessness when sleeping
  • Difficulty falling/staying asleep
  • Increased urination at night
  • Weight gain that is difficult to lose
  • Loud snores
  • Difficulty remembering/concentrating
  • Feeling of no sleep, even if slept 8 > hours
  • Difficulty staying awake while driving

NEXT STEPS:
  • Ask partner if you snore/stop breathing when asleep (see Bed Partner Questionnaire)
  • Talk to your primary care doctor about symptoms
  • Refer yourself to Board Certified Sleep Specialist at 319-688-7779
  • Medical provider may schedule a sleep study

DAY OF SLEEP STUDY:
  • Park in the emergency care unit parking lot (see map)
  • Bring insurance cards and picture ID
  • No napping day of testing
  • No caffeine after 12 p.m.
  • Bring sleep folder and completed questionnaire
  • Bring pajamas and bathroom attire
  • No nail polish or acrylic nails
  • Take medication as instructed

Patient Education
Video Series about Sleep Apnea and CPAP: