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Sleep Disorder Specialists Cary NC

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

Mindy Schrager
(508) 941-8925
307 Capistrane Drive
Cary, NC
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Marina Lando
(919) 469-1505
304 Banyon Tree Lane
Cary, NC
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Cheryl McClure Elliott
(919) 810-2432
3200 Blue Ridge Road+ Suite 118
Raleigh, NC
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Jennifer Arnold
(919) 943-6803
7614 Cape Charles Drive
Raleigh, NC
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Margaret Szalata
(919) 260-2494
1920 Highway 54 East Executive Park - Ste 250
Durham, NC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Darlene Holloway
(919) 380-0023
919 Kildair Farm Rd
Cary , NC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Julia Lunsford
(919) 833-5044
223 1/2 Forest Road
Raleigh, NC
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Mark McClure
(919) 571-4399
3200 Blue Ridge Road+ Suite 118
Raleigh, NC
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Gabrielle Diamante
(919) 872-2110
6400 Falls of Neuse Rd.+ Suite 201
Raleigh, NC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Sonia Rapaport
(919) 969-1414
121 South Estes Drive+ Suite 205D
Chapel Hill, NC
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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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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