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Sleep Disorder Specialists Brevard NC

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

Sierra Lamanna
(828) 862-8806
1185 Ecusta Rd.,Phone sessions also available
Brevard, NC
Specialty
Distance Healing, Flower Essences, Herbology, Kinesiology, Medical Intuitive, Nutrition, Remote Healing, Spiritual Counseling, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Trinity Healing Arts

Acupuncture and Herbology Center
(336) 760-3993
1320 Ashley Square
Winston Salem, NC
 
Between Heaven & Earth
(910) 323-8711
726 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC
 
Brevard Chiropractic Center Pennsylvania
(828) 884-2990
15 Rosman Highway
Brevard, NC
 
Fountain of Youth Day Spa & Salon
(828) 698-2954
516 Kanuga Road
Hendersonville, NC
 
Dunn Charles & Jo Ann
(336) 766-4012
3929 Hampton Road
Clemmons, NC
 
Acupuncture & Herbal Center of Brevard
(828) 877-5797
656 Country Club Road
Brevard, NC
 
Brevard Tennis & Athletic Club
(828) 883-3005
Country Club Road
Brevard, NC
 
Fowler Rhulon A Dr Chiroprctr
(336) 226-8450
314 Alamance Road
Burlington, NC
 
Angel's Touch-Deborah Angel-Lmt # 1484
(828) 698-6634
217 Duncan Hill Road
Hendersonville, NC
 

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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