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Sleep Disorder Specialists Mobile AL

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

Shirley Griffin
(251) 460-4141
4318 Downtowner Loop North+ Suite "N"
Mobile, AL
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Deborah Taylor
(251) 607-9292
891 Dykes Rd. South
Mobile, AL
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Discover Chiropractic Centers
(251) 432-3437
1412 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL
 
Full Circle Massage Therapy Inc
(251) 473-8040
2152 Airport Boulevard Suite 103
Mobile, AL
 
Didonato S Spa
(251) 478-6891
3165 South Midtown Park
Mobile, AL
 
Caroline Vanderbilt
(251) 661-1682
1621 University Blvd.
Mobile, AL
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Blue Cliff Career College of Mecal Massage Therapy
(251) 473-2220
2970 Cottage Hill Road
Mobile, AL
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(334) 633-5928
6300 Grelot Rd
Mobile, AL
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(334) 432-8374
900 Government St
Mobile, AL
 
Carlos A Ayala Doctor of Naturopathy
(251) 473-8968
309 Glenwood Street
Mobile, AL
 
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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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