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Sleep Disorder Specialists Mount Pleasant SC

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

Joan Geanuracos
(843) 769-6848
1830 Belgrade Avenue
Charleston, SC
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Accurate Chiropractic
(843) 971-8814
3373 South Morgans Point Road
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
Benoit Chris
(843) 881-6656
423 West Coleman Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
Chiropractic Center
(843) 884-4466
1571 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
A Touch of Relaxation
(843) 343-6748
593 Belle Station Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
East Cooper Chiropractic
(843) 856-1444
3040 North Highway 17
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
Earth Fare
(843) 284-0240
1100 Market Center Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
Family Wellness Chiropractic
(843) 856-9466
217 Lucas Street Suite J
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
Charras Christine Dr
(843) 881-7050
1041 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
Atlantic Spine Clinic LLC
(843) 884-1876
1150 Hungryneck Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC
 
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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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