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Sleep Disorder Specialists Elkton MD

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Chiropractic Services
(610) 932-9061
25 North 3rd Street
Oxford, PA
 
Barno Family Chiropractic
(610) 268-2680
Old Rte 1 And Lake Rd
Avondale, PA
 
Carousel Performing Arts Center
(610) 444-1948
207 West Cypress St
Kennett Square, PA
 
Baltazar, Rodney, DO - Baltazar Women's Care
(410) 398-6660
721 N Bridge St
Elkton, MD

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Wisniewski, Robert E, Md - First State Women's Care
(302) 454-9800
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd Ste 106
Newark, DE

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Dr Matthew Duddy/Avondale Chiropractic
(610) 268-8122
417 Pennsylvania Avenue Route 41
Avondale, PA
 
Fingerprints Salon & Day Spa
(610) 388-7877
509 Orchard Avenue
Kennett Square, PA
 
Carberry Michael C District Of Columbia
(610) 444-1424
747 West Cypress Street
Kennett Square, PA
 
Feinberg, Ronald F, Md - Reproductive Associates Of De
(302) 623-4242
4735 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE

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All About Women Incorporated
(302) 633-6727
620 Stanton Christiana Rd
Newark, DE

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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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