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Sleep Disorder Specialists Baltimore MD

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Valerie Jackson
(410) 488-3344
3535 1/2 Belair Rd.
Baltimore, MD
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Peter Hinderberger
(410) 367-6263
4801 Yellowwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Lauren I. Mirkin
(410) 580-1509
Baltimore, MD
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Robert Kay
(410) 461-7122
3217 Corporate Court
Ellicott City, MD
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Christine Schreibstein L.M.H.R.C.B. C.S.C.
Baltimore, MD
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Specialties: Licensed Crystal Therapist, Archangel Enlightenment, Soul Coaching, Reiki Master
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Peacefulmind.com

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Akua Zenzele
(410) 435-9647
6101 Parkway Drive+ Ste. 200
Baltimore, MD
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Erin Reeve
(585) 278-3338
2400-A Fleet Street
Baltimore, MD
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Estrelita Stanfield
443-642-0284+ 410-599-2699
14 E. Pleasant Hill Rd.
Owings Mills, MD
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Margarita Lemeneva
(410) 517-1488
144 E. Chartley Dr.
Reisterstown, MD
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Kathleen Lester
(443) 986-1516
Baltimore, MD
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Reiki Master (specializing in Animal Reiki)
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Peacefulmind.com

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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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