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Sleep Disorder Specialists Bel Air MD

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Dahlia Hirsch
(410) 676-9691
3913 East Baker Avenue
Abingdon, MD
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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

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Dr. Christina Chambreau
(410) 771-4968
908 Coldbottom Road
Sparks, MD
Specialty
Animal Health, Flower Essences, Homeopathy
Associated Hospitals
Health for All Animals

Smaldore, Kellie B, Md - Smaldore Family Practice Assoc
(410) 515-9040
2227 Old Emmorton Rd Ste 218-221
Bel Air, MD

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White Square Obgyn
(410) 391-9144
9105 Franklin Sq Dr Ste 214
Baltimore, MD

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Amy Guy
(410) 836-3373
1311 Whiteford Rd.
Street, MD
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Mary Miller
(443) 250-5335
260 Gateway Drive Suite 3-4 B
Bel Air, MD
Specialty
Brennan Healing Science, Distance Healing, Energy Healing, Remote Healing, Spiritual Counseling
Associated Hospitals
Swan Expressive Therapies

Healthbridge Chiropractic and Rehabilitation
(410) 645-0922
516 Baltimore Pike
Bel Air, MD
 
Massage Envy - Bel Air
(410) 420-7770
591 Baltimore Pike
Bel Air, MD
Specialty
Massage Therapy

Neurodiagnostic Associates
(410) 583-2583
113 West Rd Ste 103
Towson, MD

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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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