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Sleep Disorder Specialists New Bedford MA

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

Marian Payant
(508) 985-9970
945 Phillips Rd.
New Bedford, MA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Tami Johnson
(508) 923-1030
12 West Grove St
Middleboro, MA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Chiropractic Center of Tiverton
(401) 624-4111
700 Main Road
Tiverton, RI
 
Daniel Chapter One
(401) 683-9862
1028 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI
 
Alayne White Spa & Body Boutique
(401) 254-1772
259 Thames Street
Bristol, RI
 
Nancy Van Laarhoven
(508) 947-1181
165 County Rd
Lakeville , MA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Jillian Van Nostrand
(774) 487-7092
1732 G.A.R. Highway (Rte 6)
Swansea, MA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Dr Ron Marsh Chiropractor
(401) 683-1941
Kings Grant Park
Portsmouth, RI
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(401) 253-2052
400 Metacom Ave
Bristol, RI
 
Lynn Kent Certified Medium
654 Metacom Avenue
Warren, RI
 
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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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