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Sleep Disorder Specialists Anniston AL

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Ginger Bunn
(256) 782-2639
209 Pelham Rd. South
Jacksonville, AL
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Burgess Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic
(256) 237-9251
3001 McClellan Boulevard
Anniston, AL
 
Downey Drug
(256) 237-9426
2427 Alabama Highway 202
Anniston, AL
 
Fantasy Scents
(256) 847-8000
1125 Russell Drive
Weaver, AL
 
Country Chiropractic
(256) 435-1099
1550 Pelham Road South
Jacksonville, AL
 
Dr. Bonita Harris, DC, ND, LAc
(256) 231-2323
226-A South Quintard Ave
Anniston, AL
Specialty
Acupuncture, BioMeridian Testing, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chelation Therapy, Chiropractors, Detoxification Foot Bath, Ear Coning, Hair Analysis, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Laser Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Myofascial Release, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Alabama Wellness Centers

Alternative Health Care & Chiropractic Center
(256) 236-7591
114 East 16th Street
Anniston, AL
 
Buckner Family Chiropractor
(256) 741-8464
1105 Leighton Avenue
Anniston, AL
 
Friends Natural Grocery
(256) 835-9557
655 Creekside Drive
Oxford, AL
 
Darling Jill L District Of Columbia
(256) 435-2800
109 Clinton Street Southeast
Jacksonville, AL
 
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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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