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Sleep Disorder Specialists Huntsville AL

Looking for Sleep Disorder Specialists in Huntsville? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Huntsville that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Sleep Disorder Specialists in Huntsville.

Elaine Plank
(256) 539-1982
810 Regal Drive+ Suite K
Huntsville, AL
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Linda Jarvis
(256) 837-3448
1489 Slaughter Rd.
Madison, AL
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Acupuncture Center
(256) 539-4014
2707 Governors Drive Southwest
Huntsville, AL
 
Courtney's Candles
(256) 534-1985
2801 Newby Road Southwest Suite C
Huntsville, AL
 
Bryant Chiropractic Clinic
(256) 837-8111
1600 Sparkman Drive Northwest
Huntsville, AL
 
U'Jeana Wilson
(256) 489-9806
600 St. Clair Ave.+ Bldg. 7+ Ste. 16
Huntsville, AL
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Absolute Serenity Spa
(256) 517-1757
3314 Bob Wallace Ave Sw
Huntsville, AL
 
Access Chiropractic Clinic
(256) 837-5930
519 Jordan Lane Northwest
Huntsville, AL
 
Absolute Pampering And Hair Salon
(256) 837-0608
4820 University Dr NW Suite 34
Huntsville, AL
 
Brown James M District Of Columbia LLC
(256) 721-9696
2417 Jordan Lane Northwest
Huntsville, AL
 
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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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