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Sleep Disorder Specialists Flagstaff AZ

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

Country Club Chiropractic & Wellness Center
(928) 522-0200
5200 East Cortland Boulevard Suite B7
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Alfred Teresa G District Of Columbia
(928) 774-1141
2501 North 4th Street
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Funicello Chiropractic & Wellness Center Inc
(928) 774-7315
2237 East Cedar Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Advanced Therapeutic Massage
(928) 213-0509
1515 East Cedar Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Holistic Bodywork Design
(928) 522-6004
QUIET Doney park office
Flagstaff Az, AZ
 
Holistic Bodywork Design
(928) 522-6004
QUIET Doney park office Flagstaff Az
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Alfred Jeff R Dr District Of Columbia
(928) 527-9309
2733 East Lakin Drive
Flagstaff, AZ
 
A Chiropractic Rehabilitation & Neurology Center
(928) 522-8459
1500 East Cedar Avenue Suite 80
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Cedar Health Center
(928) 774-7165
2501 North 4th Street Suite 7
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Chinese Massage
(928) 527-8889
2724 East Lakin Drive Suite 8
Flagstaff, AZ
 

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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