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Sleep Disorder Specialists Meriden CT

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Ellen Fischbein
(203) 272-1208
355 Highland Avenue+ Suite 101
Cheshire, CT
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Barbara J. Fasulo
(860) 416-5288
Cromwell, CT
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Melody Gibbs
(860) 306-0051
780 R Farmington Ave.
Farmington, CT
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Michelle Sutton - Slatterey
(860) 521-8831
43 North Main St.
West Hartford, CT
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Ami Beach
(860) 521-8831
43 North Main Street
West Hatford, CT
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Francisco Irby
(860) 358-6300
90 South Main Street
Middletown, CT
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Jordan Goetz
(860) 666-6951
555 Willard Avenue
Newomgton, CT
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Charles Fischbein
(203) 755-2999
160 Robbins Street
Waterbury, CT
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Joy Mlozanowski
(860) 301-9064
Haddam, CT
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Patricia Hartman
203-453-5520/203-500-0005
35 Boston St.
Guilford, CT
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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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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