Everyone deserves a good night’s sleep
Since 1990, Somnos Sleep Disorders Center has
been providing comprehensive testing, diagnosis, and follow-up
for a wide range of sleep disorders including narcolepsy, leg movement
disorders, and parasomnias. Sleep apnea is the most common disorder
we encounter and we even assist individuals suffering from shift
work sleep disorders.
Good sleep plays an essential role in one's health
and quality of life. Our overnight sleep testing will
help you learn more about your sleep patterns and allow you
to take an active role in your own care. Our medical team will
conduct your sleep study, develop a diagnosis, and in consultation
with your doctor, recommend appropriate treatment or therapy.
When your doctor refers you for a sleep study, the
first step will be to schedule an appointment. Testing is always
scheduled to match each person’s normal sleep time.
See For Patients for complete details about sleep studies.
A comfortable private bedroom
Our sleeping rooms are private, quiet, light-controlled,
and have home-like furnishings. Many individuals prefer the
convenience, privacy, and comfort of our non-hospital environment.
John F. Trapp
Dr. John Trapp has held the position of Medical
Director at the Somnos Sleep Disorders Center
since November of 1999. He is a native of Kansas
City and a graduate of the Saint Louis University
School of Medicine. Dr. Trapp completed his medical
residency at the University of Iowa receiving
additional training in sleep disorders medicine
at the Adult Sleep Disorder Center, University
Dr. Trapp is board certified in sleep medicine,
internal medicine, pulmonary, and critical care
medicine. He is a board member of the Lancaster
County Medical Society and served as the society's
president from 2003 to 2004. Dr. Trapp is a member
of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Nebraska
Medical Association, American Medical Association,
American College of Chest Physicians, and the
American Thoracic Society.
Connie K. Stentz
M.Ed., CFCS, CFLE
Patient Support and
Connie Stentz was born in
Omaha, Nebraska and raised in Lincoln. After
nine years with Cedars Youth Services, she joined
the Somnos staff in 2001 as the patient support
and clinical scheduling specialist.
Connie received her Bachelor of Science degree
in Home Economics from UNL and her Master of
Education degree in human development and education
from Harvard University. She is board certified
in consumer and family sciences (CFCS) and
a board certified family life educator (CFLE).
Connie has a special interest in children's
sleep hygiene and sleep disorders, and family
impact adjustment related to sleep disorders,
shift work, and parenting. She is active with
other Somnos staff members with the Sleep Apnea
Educational Group in Lincoln.
Away from the clinic, Connie enjoys cooking,
investment club activities, volunteering for
Charlie Brown's Kids, reading, and gardening.
L. Stentz RPSGT
Tim Stentz was born in Lincoln
and has lived most of his life in Nebraska. After
high school he joined the United States Coast
Guard and was stationed in Dubuque, Iowa on the
Mississippi River. Upon his return from active
duty Tim helped launch the Somnos Sleep Disorders
Center and has worked as a sleep technologist
Tim is a longtime member of the Association
of Polysomnographic Technologists, attended
the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine, and is
a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist
(RPSGT). He is currently the Chief Polysomnographer
at Somnos. Tim's duties include the management
of the center's technical staff, scoring
and quality control of sleep studies, and patient
educator for sleep disorders, sleep hygiene,
and CPAP compliance.
In his free time, Tim enjoys live music events,
working on home improvement projects, and following
auto sports events.
T. Troy Stentz
Troy Stentz was born and raised in Lincoln,
Nebraska. Shortly after completing his Bachelor
of Arts degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
he joined his family in the establishment of
the Somnos Sleep Disorders Center in 1990. He
currently holds the position of Operations Manager
and is responsible for the coordination of the
daytime activities of the center including patient
and physician communications, administration
and management of the center staff, and study
coordinator for clinical research studies.
Troy is past treasurer of the Association of
Polysomnographic Technologists and a Registered
Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT). He has
been active in the field of sleep technology
and sleep center management for over ten years.
He enjoys the many opportunities to help educate
patients about sleep disorders and to see the
positive improvement in patient sleep quality
and life activities that often results from the
accurate diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
Troy and his wife Lisa, a registered nurse,
enjoy traveling and exploring new restaurants.
Their English Bull Terrier “Brutus” keeps
them active and amused at home.