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Sleep Disorder Specialists Maryville TN

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Peggy Denise Merritt
(865) 539-0659
Knoxville, TN
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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John McElligott
(865) 558-3038
9135 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Blount Chiropractic Center
(865) 982-4301
2004 East Broadway Avenue
Maryville, TN
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(865) 983-6497
230 S Hall Rd
Alcoa, TN
 
Birdwell Chiropractic Clinic
(865) 982-0802
729 West Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN
 
Ragi Doggweiler
(865) 305-9254
1928 Alcoa Highway+ MOB B+ Suite 222
Knoxville, TN
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Paula Perkins
865-675-5530 or 865-249-8916
1204 Frederuck Dr.
Knoxville, TN
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Body Retreat Therapeutic Massage
(865) 977-0868
511 South Washington Street
Maryville, TN
 
Chalis Yoga
(865) 981-9944
325 Whitecrest Drive
Maryville, TN
 
Bills Hair It Is
(865) 984-5166
359 Gill Street
Alcoa, TN
 
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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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