Sleep is an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A proper sleep schedule can boost numerous aspects of the human body, including regulating weight, brain function, physical performance, immunity and lowering risk of heart disease and stroke.
The sleep medicine specialists at the Morris Hospital Sleep Center are devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of all sleep disturbances and disorders. Conveniently located off Route 6 one mile west of the Morris Hospital Main Campus, the Morris Hospital Sleep Center is a full-service sleep laboratory equipped with the latest sleep diagnostic technology.
If you or a loved one may be experiencing a sleep disorder, or if you would like to learn more about treatment and an overnight sleep study, check out this article or call the Morris Hospital Sleep Center at 815.941.7533.
Every person has at least occasional struggles with sleep. Whether it’s a night of tossing and turning in bed, waking up several times during the night or unexpectedly dozing off at work, sleep issues impact all of us at one time or another. But when do sleep issues become a concern that requires diagnosis and treatment from a doctor? … READ MORE
At the Morris Hospital Sleep Center, patients undergo a variety of non-invasive sleep exams that allow physicians to monitor the activity in the body and brain during sleep. Often, sleep disorders cannot be identified with a normal office visit, as doctors need conclusive evidence that can only be obtained while you’re asleep.
Specific sleep exams conducted at the sleep center include:
- Diagnostic Sleep Studies
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Titration Studies
- Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) Studies
- Maintenance of Wakefulness Tests
- Multiple Sleep Latency Tests
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.
A sleep technologist usually conducts the sleep study, and our board-certified sleep physician reads and interprets the results.
To learn more about sleep studies, check out this article on how you can put those sleepless nights to rest.
Patients who take part in an overnight sleep study, or polysomnogram, will spend their evening in the comfort of a private room at the Morris Hospital Sleep Center. Your sleep study experience will be enhanced by such benefits as:
- State-of-the-art diagnostic sleep technology
- Experienced sleep study team
- Comfortable, modern rooms with private bathroom and TV
- Board-certified sleep physician and neurologist
- Treatment of all sleep disorders, including Sleep Apnea, Insomnia, Restless Legs Syndrome and Narcolepsy
Dr. Peter Analytis, a sleep medicine physician, serves as the medical director of the Morris Hospital Sleep Center.
In his role, Dr. Analytis reads and interprets sleep studies in order to diagnose and treat sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, sleep walking and all other sleep disorders.
Dr. Analytis has been a practicing neurologist and sleep medicine physician for more than 30 years and has served on the Morris Hospital Medical Staff since 1989. He graduated from medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
As a neurologist, Dr. Analytis also treats patients with the Morris Hospital Neurology Specialists.
To schedule an appointment or request more information about Dr. Analytis, please call 815.941.7533 (Sleep Center).
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 (ASV)
- Oral Appliance Therapy