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Sleep Disorder Specialists La Plata MD

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Shakiera Hockaday-Bey
(301) 203-2360
952-B E. Swan Creek Rd
Fort Washington, MD
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Matt Irwin
(703) 780-1261
1240 North Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Christopher Johnson
(703) 836-3678
1423 Powhatan St, Suite 7
Alexandria, VA
Company
Thrive Naturopathic
Industry
Homeopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Menopause, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Chronic Fatigue, Back Pain, Autoimmune Disease, Arthritis, Anxiety, Allergies, ADD/ADHD

Therapies : Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Mental Health, Natural Hormone Replacement, Nutritional Counseling
Insurance
Health Savings Accounts
Professional Affiliations
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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Bodywave Balneotherapy Center
(703) 739-2111
2111 Mount Vernon Av
Alexandria, MD
 
Bakalis George N District Of Columbia
(703) 690-6139
2026 Opitz Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
 
Jewel Hawkins-Ingram
5620 St. Barnabus Rd.+ Ste. 200
Oxon Hill, MD
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Susanne Hylen
(708) 836-0679
208 N. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Irwin Family Health LLC
(703) 780-1261
1240 North Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA
Services
Stress Management, Family Therapy, Pediatrics, Women's Health, Nutrition, Homeopathy, Family Practice
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Ed Bacon- Reiki Master/Teacher
(703) 491-9602
1900 Halifax Road
Woodbridge, VA
 
Bodnar Chiropractic and Acupuncture
(703) 721-0500
6969 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA
 
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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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