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Sleep Disorder Specialists Montgomery AL

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

Neal Anderson
(334) 264-6116
7020 Sydney Curve
Montgomery, AL
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Dr. Liang''s Clinic of
(334) 612-0969
211 Winton Blount Loop
Montgomery, AL
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Detoxification Foot Bath, Herbology, Traditional Chinese Medicine
Associated Hospitals
Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Chiropractic Care Center
(334) 265-7123
1201 Ann Street
Montgomery, AL
 
Doug's 2 Salon-Spa Inc
(334) 396-7120
4697 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, AL
 
Aromatree Candle Factory LLC
(334) 279-0060
5145 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL
 
Diana Clark
(334) 264-6116
7020 Sydney Curve
Montgomery, AL
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Chiropractic Center
(334) 262-4877
2700 Highland Avenue
Montgomery, AL
 
Capistran D L Dr
(334) 277-8699
4208 Carmichael Court North
Montgomery, AL
 
Alabama Back Pain Clinic
(334) 265-4800
1237 Mulberry Street
Montgomery, AL
 
April & Alan Lee Independent Representatives For Changes International Indiana Ala
(877) 549-9893
3573 North Georgetown Drive
Montgomery, 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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