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Sleep Disorder Specialists Essex Junction VT

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Judy Charles
(802) 879-0945
25 Morgan Parkway
Williston, VT
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Health Conscious, Inc.
(802) 524-2583
PO Box 2149
Milton, VT
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Yeast Syndrome, Stress Management, Preventive Medicine, Osteopathic/Manipulation, Internal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Energy Medicine
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Compassionate Network Chiropractic
(802) 878-1630
54 Lincoln St # B
Essex Junction, VT
 
Elements of Healing
(802) 288-8160
62 Main Street
Essex Junction, VT
 
Acupuncture and Qigong Health Center
(802) 879-7999
167 Pearl Street
Essex Junction, VT
 
Gayle Myers
(802) 524-2583
PO Box 2149
Milton, VT
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Essex Chiropractic Center
(802) 878-5311
131 Pearl Street
Essex Junction, VT
 
Essex Hair Designer & Body Essentials Day Spa
(802) 879-0306
1 Market Place
Essex Junction, VT
 
Davinci Laboratories
(802) 878-0072
20 New England Drive
Essex Junction, VT
 
Busby Thomas F
(802) 879-1144
159 River Road
Essex Junction, VT
 
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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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