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Sleep Disorder Specialists Conway AR

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

El Clinical Esthetics
(501) 329-7546
690 South Salem Road Suite 307
Conway, AR
 
Central Pharmacy
(501) 329-3777
2425 Dave Ward Drive Suite 602
Conway, AR
 
Appearances Salon & Day Spa
(501) 513-1310
1310 Oak Street
Conway, AR
 
Brown Family
(501) 336-0606
440 Denison Street
Conway, AR
 
Eurosun
(501) 764-0002
821 Hogan Lane
Conway, AR
 
A Touch for Health
(501) 450-7726
1214 Hogan Lane
Conway, AR
 
Abundant Health Chiropractic
(501) 329-2774
1214 Hogan Lane Suite 200
Conway, AR
 
Conway Chiropractic & Wellness Center
(501) 336-8181
965 Carson Cove Suite A
Conway, AR
 
Electrolysis Clinic
(501) 513-0095
815 Hogan Lane Suite 4
Conway, AR
 
Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center
(501) 450-9292
700 Salem Road
Conway, AR
 

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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