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Sleep Disorder Specialists Erie PA

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

Jamale Crockett
(814) 459-2030
1341 West 26th St+ Suite 200
Erie, PA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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C V S/ Pharmacy
(814) 456-2696
410 E 12th St
Erie, PA
 
Chiropractic Solutions
(814) 825-1102
1277 East Grandview Boulevard
Erie, PA
 
Aum Plasha Yoga At Discovery Square
(814) 864-1114
10 East 5
Erie, PA
 
Chicory Hill Herbs
(814) 454-5844
2516 Peach Street
Erie, PA
 
JoAnn Hailwood
(814) 572-2504
Erie, PA
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Specialty: Reiki/ Master Energy Medicine Techniques, Swedish and Deep tissue massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Clinical Aromatherapy.
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Peacefulmind.com

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Column Care Chiropractic LLC
(814) 824-5299
1006 East 38th Street
Erie, PA
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(814) 824-5261
3800 Pine Ave
Erie, PA
 
Costello Craig C District Of Columbia
(814) 461-9020
1700 Peach Street Suite 200
Erie, PA
 
Battersby Chiropractic Center
(814) 454-3076
265 West Tenth
Erie, PA
 
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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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