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Sleep Disorder Specialists Mentor OH

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Steven Tsengas
(440) 354-6500
1300 East Street
Fairport Harbor, OH
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Carol Baglia
(440) 357-5834
7097 Brightwood Drive
Concord, OH
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Michelle Tryon
(440) 550-9704
344 Promontory Plaza
Eastlake, OH
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Lynne Szanyi
(440) 395-8550
300 North Commons Boulevard
Mayfield Village, OH
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Johanna Pockar
(216) 731-8996
326 East 214th Street
Euclid, OH
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Donna Ferris
(440) 667-3229
7464 Mentor Avenue+ Suite 105
Cleveland, OH
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Eileen Fertal
(216) 924-5724
11970 Concord Hambden Road
Concord Township, OH
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Susan Mikolic
(216) 513-6098
34057 Glen Drive
Eastlake, OH
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Thomas Gigliotti
(440) 460-0140
6559-C Suite 102
Mayfield Village, OH
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Nancy Dale
(216) 556-0604
250 Richmond Road
Richmond Heights, OH
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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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