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Sleep Disorder Specialists Columbia SC

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W. Claire Wages
(803) 708-9674
Health and Wellness Center 1713 Taylor Street+ Suite C
Columbia, SC
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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The Believe Center
(803) 356-1806
106 East Main Street
Lexington, SC
Specialty
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Carolina Chiropractic Clinic Pennsylvania
(803) 771-0440
1722 Marion Street # A
Columbia, SC
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(803) 256-8629
1520 Taylor St
Columbia, SC
 
Advanced Massage Therapy and Body Work
(803) 933-9909
1312 Washington Street
Columbia, SC
 
Melvin Jenkins+ Jr.
(803) 462-0707
9400 Twonotch Rd.+ Ste. B
Columbia , SC
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Bracey Chiropractic Center
(803) 254-6730
4122 West Beltline Boulevard
Columbia, SC
 
Eye of the Cat
(803) 256-6904
1366 Rosewood Drive
Columbia, SC
 
Brooks Debbie R-Licensed Massage Therapist
(803) 254-4977
1216 Washington Street
Columbia, SC
 
Cayce Chiropractic Center
(803) 796-2424
1106 12th Street
Columbia, 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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