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Sleep Disorder Specialists Madison WI

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David Lessens
Department of Family Medicine
Madison, WI
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Adam Holt
453 Agnes Drive
Madison, WI
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Kristina Amelong
(608) 242-0200
2158 Atwood Ave.
Madison, WI
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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J. Adam Rindfleisch
(608) 274-1100
2444 Spring Rose Circle
Madison, WI
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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University of Wisconsin
(608) 274-1100
2444 Spring Rose Circle
Madison, WI
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Supplements, Herbal Medicine, Energy Medicine
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Surya Pierce
(608) 354-3534
838 High Street
Madison, WI
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Dee Dee Delkamp
(608) 242-0200
2158 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Jeffrey Karls
(608) 516-4483
6502 Normandy Lane
Madison, WI
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Charaka Center for Integrative Medicine
(608) 242-6855
2158 Atwood Boulevard, Suite 104
Madison, WI
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Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Preventive Medicine, Mind/Body Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Guided Imagery, Ayurveda, Family Practice
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Mary Baxter
(608) 832-6315
Mount Horeb, WI
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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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