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Sleep Disorder Specialists Altus OK

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GNC General Nutrition Center
(580) 477-0039
1430 North Main Street
Altus, OK
 
Executive Massage
(580) 482-8383
Po Box 401
Altus, OK
 
Better Bodies Day Spa & Salon
(580) 480-0986
1117 North Spurgeon Street
Altus, OK
 
Joyce Alexander
(580) 745-9201
322 1/2 N 3rd Ave
Durant, OK
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Jamie Reed
(405) 520-2929
3601 S. Broadway #200
Edmond, OK
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Altus Chiropractic Clinic Inc
(580) 482-4499
903 Falcon Road
Altus, OK
 
Burns James H District Of Columbia
(580) 482-2311
110 Simpson Street
Altus, OK
 
Hagedorn, Nicole, Do - Jcmh Women's Health Assoc
(580) 477-7380
201 S Park Ln Ste 210
Altus, OK

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Francis Armendariz
(580) 357-7332
605 West Gore Boulevard+ Suite 5
Lawton, OK
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Amy M. Chiconas
(918) 607-8183
Tulsa, OK
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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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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