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Sleep Disorder Specialists Gloucester MA

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Ezhra Martin
(978) 463-8800
172 State Street+ #4
Newburyport, MA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Dorothy Wright-Irwin
(781) 718-0960
30 Gardiner Street
Lynn, MA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Marie Watson
Beverly, MA
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Certified "Color Elite" Color Therapist Certified Hypnotist, Stress Management Consultant Reiki Practitioner, Empowering Women, Certified Laughter Leader Goddess Belly Dance Parties
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Peacefulmind.com

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March, Jonathan, Do - Holistic Family Practice
(978) 465-9770
65 Newburyport Tpke
Newbury, MA

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Sean Martinez-Dantonet
(413) 268-3838
Northampton, MA
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Kristen Overlock
(978) 462-1488
21 Pleasant St.+ Unit 109
Newburyport, MA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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AlLandra AlLandra
(978) 356-2012
P.O. Box 966
Ipswich, MA
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Jin Shin Jyusu - Northshore
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Jin Shin Jyutsu, Reiki Master
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Therapies : Meditation, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Feng Shui, Reiki, Natural Health, Pain Management, Relaxation

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Teri McDonongh
Lynn, MA
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"Crystal Light" Crystal Therapist utilizes the subtle energy of gemstones, crystals and stones to align the body's many energy fields Massage Therapist
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Peacefulmind.com

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Anita Brodie
(978) 422-9602
1 Four Sons Way
Sterling, MA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Suzanne Barry
(207) 294-2143
301 Dwight Road
Springfield, MA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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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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