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Sleep Disorder Specialists Gilbert AZ

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Jan Coleman
(480) 213-8374
1400 N. Gilbert Rd.+ Ste. L
Gilbert, AZ
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Hollis King
(480) 219-6059
5850 East Still Circle
Mesa, AZ
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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William Morris
(480) 219-6058
5850 East Still Circle
Mesa, AZ
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Elizabeth Cohen
(480) 782-6566
290n South Alma School Road+ Ste. 11
Chandler, AZ
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Dan Larke
(214) 725-5684
1097 West Elgin Street
Chandler, AZ
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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MaryAnn Shearer
(480) 899-3355
201 W. Guadalupe Rd.+ Suite 301
Gilbert, AZ
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Noel Carrasco
(928) 301-4646
5850 East Still Circle
Mesa, AZ
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Donese Worden
(480) 588-2233
6638 E. Baseline Rd.+ Ste. 101
Mesa, AZ
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Rose Lexa
(480) 844-0233
2210 W. Southern Ave.+ Ste. A3
Mesa , AZ
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Jeanne P. Silk
(480) 772-2087
Mesa, AZ
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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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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