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Sleep Disorder Specialists Lafayette CO

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Larry Eckstein
(303) 448-9707
2760 29th Street+ Suite 2-D
Boulder, CO
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Deborah Hamilton
(303) 442-0107
1800 30th Street+ Suite #304
Boulder, CO
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Melissa Coomes
(303) 469-6000
3420 Fordham Court
Boulder, CO
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Cheryl Olivo-Neil
(303) 465-4427
4182 West 97th Court
Westminster, CO
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Madeline Angelus
(303) 243-4303
2525 Arapahoe E4-621
Boulder, CO
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Emilia Dipull
(303) 444-0840
3434 47th Street+ #101
Boulder, CO
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Terri Fox
(720) 663-1727
2975 Valmont Road+ Suite 100
Boulder, CO
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Maurieke Shyelle
(303) 919-9963
1455 Yarmouth Avenue+ Suite 210
Boulder, CO
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Jill Carnahan
(303) 443-9590
100 Arapahoe Avenue+ Suite 5
Boulder, CO
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Barbara Overton
(303) 274-8070
11620 W. 35th Ave.
Wheat Ridge, CO
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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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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