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Sleep Disorder Specialists High Point NC

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Pam Crawford
(336) 482-0270
7325 W. Friendly Ave.+ #A-1
Greensboro, NC
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Denise DeForest Pastoor
(336) 207-7959
Greensboro, NC
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Accident Back & Headache Clinic of High Point
(336) 886-4600
1622 Eastchester Drive Suite 101A
High Point, NC
 
Chatham Wellness Associates LLP
(919) 542-6868
199 West Salisbury Street
Pittsboro, NC
 
Center for Stress & Pain Management
(919) 785-0705
3509 Haworth Drive Suite 402
Raleigh, NC
 
David M. McMahon
(336) 770-6343
Winston-Salem, NC
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Ambiance European Salon & Spa Inc
(336) 883-7778
801 Phillips Avenue
High Point, NC
 
Accident Back & Headache Clinic of Archdale
(336) 434-2107
3204 Archdale Road
High Point, NC
 
Center for Natural Healing
(800) 757-9731
P.O. Box 1055
Pisgah Forest, NC
 
Center for Natural Medicine Inc
(910) 423-4086
404 Hope Mills Road
Fayetteville, NC
 
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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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