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Sleep Disorder Specialists Charlottesville VA

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Martin Albert
(434) 984-2846
901 Preston Avenue+ Suite 402-3
Charlottesville, VA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Virginia Integrative Medicine
(434) 984-2846
901 Preston Avenue, Suite 402-3
Charlottesville, VA
Services
Other, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Guided Imagery, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Bio-identical HRT
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Blue Ridge Yoga
(434) 971-9642
1717 Allied Street
Charlottesville, VA
 
Carlee Adrienne Lac
(434) 984-3080
1110 Rose Hill Drive
Charlottesville, VA
 
Dickert Brian P District Of Columbia
(434) 971-5433
1982 Arlington Boulevard Apt 4
Charlottesville, VA
 
Ann Gallant
(434) 972-9006
Charlottesville, VA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Custer Meghan A District Of Columbia
(434) 293-2779
4410 Ivy Commons
Charlottesville, VA
 
Body Centre Pilates
(434) 297-3700
2125 Ivy Road Suite D
Charlottesville, VA
 
Daniela's Day Spa
(434) 244-3500
2216 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA
 
Animal Connection LLC
(434) 296-7048
1701 Allied
Charlottesville, VA
 
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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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