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Sleep Disorder Specialists Abilene TX

Looking for Sleep Disorder Specialists in Abilene? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Abilene that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Sleep Disorder Specialists in Abilene.

Cassy''s Healing Centre
325-676-2434, 325-668-2563
141 Ruby Street
Abilene, TX
Specialty
Acupressure, Akashic Records, Animal Health, Aromatherapy, Channeling, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Distance Healing, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, Feng Shui, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Integrative Medicine, Life Coaching, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Meditation, Metaphysics, Past Life Regression, Polarity Therapy, Rebirthing, Reflexology, Reiki, Remote Healing, Shamanic Healing, Sound Therapy, Spiritual Counseling, Stone Massage, Therapeutic Touch, Water Therap

AAA 1st Flowers & Florists
(325) 677-5712
1174 Butternut Street
Abilene, TX
 
Evan's Respiratory & Compounding Pharmacy
(325) 691-9447
1500 Industrial Boulevard
Abilene, TX
 
Cassy's
(325) 676-2434
3241 South 1st Street Suite 11
Abilene, TX
 
Dona MARI Hair Salon & Day Spa
(325) 692-9680
4102 Buffalo Gap Road Suite F
Abilene, TX
 
Abilene Health Care & Injury
(325) 677-4589
849 Butternut Street
Abilene, TX
 
Bowtech For Health
(325) 676-9227
710 Butternut St Ste B
Abilene, TX
 
Crossroads Chiropractic Clinic
(325) 695-0090
4102 Buffalo Gap Road Suite A1
Abilene, TX
 
Coco Palms Tanning & Smoothies
(325) 690-9611
1473 South Danville Drive
Abilene, TX
 
Abilene Family Chiropractic
(325) 795-2225
3301 South 14th Street Suite 38
Abilene, TX
 

The Different Stages of Sleep

 Sleep 

In 1952, sleep-researcher Nathaniel Kleitman discovered that although sleepers tended to have slow, rolling eye movements beneath their lids as they fell asleep, during some portions of their sleep their eyes darted rapidly in a highly coordinated way, moving more quickly and sharply than they could while they were awake. He dubbed the phenomenon rapid eye movement (REM), a phase of sleep that was later related to dreaming.

Later researchers using electroencephalogram (EEG) that measures the electrical activity in the brain discovered that the REM stage of sleep is different from non-REM (NREM) sleep.

Sleep occurs in a series of cycles, each lasting between sixty and ninety minutes. A normal sleep pattern involves four to seven such cycles during the course of the night. On average, people have five or six sleep cycles during a normal nighttime sleep session.

Each cycle has two main parts. 

During the first part, our level of consciousness falls while the level of unconsciousness rises. This part of the cycle involves changes in heart rate and breathing, and an overall slowing of brain activity. We do not dream during this phase. 

In the second part of the cycle, however, we do dream. The characteristic sign of this phase of sleep is rapid eye movement, or REM.

Generally, each ninety-minute sleep cycle contains a non- REM period (or slow-wave sleep) and the REM period. On average, each of these two main periods occupies about 50 percent of the cycle's elapsed time, or about forty-five minutes. However, the balance between the two periods shifts during the course of the night. During the first ninety-minute cycle, the REM phase might last only a few minutes. In the final cycle of the night, REM sleep occupies most of the time, perhaps an hour or more.

Non-REM sleep actually consists of four distinct substages, labeled 1 through 4. The stages are defined according to the ...

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