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Sleep Disorder Specialists Bluffton SC

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

A. Thomas Bundy
(843) 689-9200
15 Hospital Center Boulevard+ Suite 1
Hilton Head Island, SC
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Carolina Chiropractic & Holistic Center
(843) 706-2847
4 Clark Summit Drive Suite 200
Bluffton, SC
 
Celebration Supplies Jennifer White
(843) 842-9697
Shoppes On The Parkway
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Coastal Chiropractic Pennsylvania
(843) 689-6551
Health Quest Northri
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Doverstar Institute
(843) 342-3361
40 Palmetto Parkway
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Ambiance Day Spa & Salon
(843) 815-4247
70 Pennington Drive
Bluffton, SC
 
Circle of Health Inc
(843) 815-2060
70 Pennington Drive Suite 19
Bluffton, SC
 
Discover Specific Chiropractic - Horup Kenneth Dr
(843) 689-2273
4101 Main Street Suite A
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Chiropractic Care Center
(843) 689-9292
2 Mathews Court # C
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
Dermatology Associates of Hilton Head
(843) 689-5259
3901 Main Street Suite D
Hilton Head Island, SC
 
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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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