sleep http://iowapublicradio.org en Sleep as a Dishwasher for Your Brain http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sleep-dishwasher-your-brain <p>Not only are the days getting colder, but they are also getting darker. Today on River To River, host Ben Kieffer talks with sleep doctor, Dr. Eric Dyken, about the effect of darker nights on your sleeping habits. They also discuss the correlation between sleep and dementia, a new study that shows the brain clears our harmful toxins while you sleep, and how sleep plays a role in diabetes risk.</p><p>Dr. Dyken is the Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:53:23 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 31247 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sleep as a Dishwasher for Your Brain Sleep and Noise http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sleep-and-noise <div>Do you have a sound or noise that helps you fall asleep?&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It turns out that sound plays a big role in brain activity and brain wave synchronization even while you're sleeping. Join host Ben Kieffer to explore</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;the role of noise in good and bad sleep. The guest is </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Neurologist Dr. Eric </span>Dyken<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the University of Iowa Sleep Disorders Center. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 20:36:02 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 23503 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sleep and Noise Sleep Doctor Eric Dyken http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sleep-doctor-eric-dyken <p>What keeps you awake at night? This hour on River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with&nbsp;neurologist Dr.&nbsp;Eric Dyken of the University of Iowa&nbsp;Sleep Disorder Center. We&#39;ll hear about a new&nbsp;study on restless leg syndrome being&nbsp;conducted at the University of Iowa, a study linking&nbsp;sleep apnea to cancer and new research showing that&nbsp;most managers sleep with their&nbsp;smartphones.&nbsp;Dyken also tells us&nbsp;about how sleeping with a spouse can be beneficial.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:22:39 +0000 Ben Kieffer 3365 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sleep Doctor Eric Dyken New Studies and Research in Sleep http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-studies-and-research-sleep <p>If you&rsquo;re having trouble getting shuteye, here&rsquo;s something else to keep you awake at night - a new study that links common sleeping pills to a higher risk of death.&nbsp; Join host Ben Kieffer as he talks with neurologist and director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Iowa, Dr. Eric Dyken.&nbsp; They&rsquo;ll also talk about the connections between memory and sleep.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer 455 at http://iowapublicradio.org