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Sleep Disorder Specialists Little Rock AR

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Donna McElreath
(501) 664-8200
3115 JFK Blvd.
North Little Rock, AR
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Classical Acupuncture
(501) 663-5006
216 North McKinley Street
Little Rock, AR
 
Bennett Trudy District Of Columbia
(501) 663-4663
5326 West Markham Street Suite 12
Little Rock, AR
 
Afcn Physical Medicine
(501) 661-0336
424 North University Avenue
Little Rock, AR
 
Chiropractic Health & Rehabilitation
(501) 371-0152
2701 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR
 
Patricia Craig
(501) 664-8200
3115 J.F.K. Blvd.
North Little Rock, AR
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Anyone for Massage
(501) 664-6677
5300 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR
 
Breckenridge Chiropractic Center
(501) 224-5610
202 South Rodney Parham Road
Little Rock, AR
 
Dr Lori Lamitina Chiropractic Physician
(501) 664-6664
5918 Lee Avenue
Little Rock, AR
 
Braswell Pat
(501) 614-8072
2601 Kavanaugh Boulevard Suite 6
Little Rock, AR
 
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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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