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Sleep Disorder Specialists Birmingham AL

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

Amelia Williams
(205) 323-7582
720 23rd Street South
Dolomite, AL
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Renee Hughes
(205) 991-8083
5510 Hwy 280+ ste. #202
Birmingham, AL
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Robert Sciacca
(205) 985-7393
4515 South Lake Parkway+ Suite 300
Birmingham, AL
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Healing Waters, Inc
(205) 323-7582
720 23rd St., South
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Aromatherapy, Biofeedback, Chelation Therapy, Colon Therapy, Color Therapy, Crystal Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, Ear Coning, Energy Healing, EPFX (QXCI) / SCIO, Feng Shui, Flower Essences, Healing Touch, Herbology, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Light Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Massage Therapy, MicroCurrent Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Neurofeedback, Nutrition, Remote Healing, Sound Therapy, Wellness Centers

Alabama ENT Associates
(205) 985-7393
4515 South Lake Parkway, Suite 300
Birmingham, AL
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Wellness Training, Otolaryngology, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Auriculotherapy, Allergy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Bernadine Tillman
(205) 323-7582
720 23rd St.+ So
Bham, AL
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Tiaesha Chestang
(205) 437-3505
157 Resource Center Pkwy+ Suite 113
Birmingham, AL
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Diane Brown
(205) 744-7997
821-D Allison Bonnett Memorial Parkway
Hueytown, AL
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Dr. Martha Ivey, OMD, L.Ac., FABORM
(205) 324-6003
Specializing in Infertility,603 37th Street South
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Acupuncture, Herbology, Qi Gong, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Associated Hospitals
Alabama Oriental Medical Arts

Diane Brown, RN, MSN
(205) 744-7997
River Oaks Plaza,821-D Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive
Hueytown, AL
Specialty
Biofeedback, Colon Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Ear Coning, Light Therapy, Massage Therapy, Nutrition, Stone Massage
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Aqua Healing Solutions

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The Different Stages of Sleep

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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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