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Sleep Disorder Specialists Frederick MD

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Olya MacMillan
(301) 787-1309
198 Thomas Johnson Dr.+ suite 13
Frederick, MD
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Marianne Rothschild
(301) 829-1822
8002 B Dollyhyde Road
Mount Airy, MD
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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David Stewart
(703) 779-2801
209 Old Waterford Road+ Northwest
Leesburg, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Loudoun Holistic Health Partners
(703) 779-2801
209 Old Waterford Road, Northwest
Leesburg, VA
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Women's Health, Supplements, Sports Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics, Nutrition, Metabolic Medicine, Men's Health, Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Fitness/Exercise, Family Practice, Endocrinology
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Ashburn Sterling Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
(703) 729-9220
19450 Deerfield Avenue Suite 150
Leesburg, VA
 
Maria Verderaime
(301) 829-5065
Mount Airy, MD
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Martha Calihan
(703) 669-6118
116-Q Edwards Ferry Road+ Northeast
Leesburg, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Karen Springfield-Smith
(301) 916-1334
19409 Frederick Rd.
Germantown, MD
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Fink Family Chiropractic
(703) 779-7909
525 East Market Street Suite E
Leesburg, VA
 
Duke Kevin Dr
(703) 723-4333
44115 Woodridge Parkway
Leesburg, VA
 
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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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