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Morris Community Sleep Center joins Morris Hospital

Dr. Peter Analytis
Dr. Peter Analytis

Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has completed an affiliation agreement with the Morris Community Sleep Center.

Located at 1499 Lakewood Drive, Suite 1, Morris, the sleep center has been in operation for 20 years and has been renamed Morris Hospital Sleep Center. The phone number remains the same, 815-941-7533.

The agreement with the sleep center’s owners, 12 physicians, includes board-certified sleep medicine physician Dr. Peter Analytis, who will continue to serve as the medical director of the Morris Hospital Sleep Center.

Analytis reads and interprets sleep studies in order to diagnose and treat sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, sleepwalking and all other sleep disorders. He has been a practicing neurologist and sleep medicine physician for 32 years.

At the sleep center, patients undergo a variety of non-invasive sleep exams that enable physicians to monitor the activity in the body and brain during sleep. Specific exams include diagnostic sleep studies, continuous positive airway pressure titration studies, bilevel positive airway pressure studies, maintenance of wakefulness tests, multiple sleep latency tests and polysomnograms. These tests allow physicians to measure brain waves, oxygen levels, heart rate, breathing, eye movements, leg movements, airflow pressure, alertness during the daytime, quickness in falling asleep and other indicators that help identify a sleep disorder and its cause.

When a sleep disorder is diagnosed, treatments can range from non-invasive breathing machines, oral appliance devices, medication, lifestyle change recommendations, and in some cases, surgery. Some common treatment options include CPAP Therapy, BiPAP Therapy, Adaptive Servo-Ventilation Therapy and Oral Appliance Therapy.

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