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Sleep Disorder Specialists Jasper AL

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Enjoy Health Food
(205) 384-4372
1608 Highway 78 West
Jasper, AL
 
Boshell Family Chiropractic PC
(205) 387-2006
84 Highway 195
Jasper, AL
 
Edwin D. Patton
(251) 981-5469
Orange Beach, AL
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Diane Brown
(205) 744-7997
821-D Allison Bonnett Memorial Parkway
Hueytown, AL
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Deborah Taylor
(251) 607-9292
891 Dykes Rd. South
Mobile, AL
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Dr Renee Philpot-Bowen
(205) 221-3196
405 North Airport Road
Jasper, AL
 
Brown J Douglas Dr Chiroprctr
(205) 648-2660
1190 Main Street
Sumiton, AL
 
Neal Anderson
(334) 264-6116
7020 Sydney Curve
Montgomery, AL
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Ginger Bunn
(256) 782-2639
209 Pelham Rd. South
Jacksonville, AL
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Robert Sciacca
(205) 985-7393
4515 South Lake Parkway+ Suite 300
Birmingham, AL
Membership Organizations
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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