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Sleep Disorder Specialists Lock Haven PA

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

C V S/ Pharmacy
(717) 748-6374
Clinton Plaza
Lock Haven, PA
 
Casses Douglas Chiroprctr
(570) 726-4911
8177 Nittany Valley Drive
Mill Hall, PA
 
Bossert Chiropractic
(570) 962-3075
354 Eagle Valley Road
Beech Creek, PA
 
Ethel Donley
(570) 398-7097
415 Pine Run Road
Linden, PA
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(814) 355-7471
127 S Potter St
Bellefonte, PA
 
Body Basics
(570) 893-8366
121 East Main Street
Lock Haven, PA
 
Charney- David J District Of Columbia
(570) 893-1808
266 Hogan Boulevard
Mill Hall, PA
 
Carpenter Chiropractic & Wellness Center
(570) 398-4194
135 North Main Street
Jersey Shore, PA
 
Back Indiana Touch Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
(814) 357-2000
116 South Allegheny Street
Bellefonte, PA
 
Cats Paw Massage Therapy
(814) 353-3191
25 Pine Meadow Park
Bellefonte, PA
 

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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