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Sleep Disorder Specialists Gettysburg PA

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Sally Garber
(717) 794-2144
13451 Sunrise Dr.
Blue Ridge Summit, PA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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C V S/ Pharmacy
(717) 637-6388
1000 Carlisle St
Hanover, PA
 
Chiropractic Fitness Clinics
(717) 677-6036
23 North Main Street
Biglerville, PA
 
Escape Reality
(717) 624-6164
4493 York Road
New Oxford, PA
 
Axiom Services
(717) 630-4888
Baltimore St.
Hanover, PA
 
Cinda Liggon
(717) 860-1471
212 Mount Union Road
Fayetteville, PA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Beegle Bradley J Chirprtr
(717) 337-2600
118 Rodes Avenue
Gettysburg, PA
 
Dewey Michael P Chiroprctr
(717) 624-8787
5780 York Road
New Oxford, PA
 
Family Chiropractic Health Center
(717) 632-1012
45 Main Street
Mc Sherrystown, PA
 
Bowman Andrea
(717) 632-1800
327 Broadway
Hanover, 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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