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Sleep Disorder Specialists Palmer AK

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

Bionic Chiropractic
(907) 745-4357
642 South Alaska Street Suite 100
Palmer, AK
 
Alaska Imaging Associates LLC
(907) 745-7959
634 South Bailey Street
Palmer, AK
 
Anderson Curtiss R District Of Columbia
(907) 745-3245
939 South Dimond Street
Palmer, AK
 
All About Herbs
(907) 376-8327
535 West Parks Highway
Wasilla, AK
 
Alpine Chiropractic Center
(907) 376-2475
833 West Commercial Drive
Wasilla, AK
 
Alaska Center for Acupuncture
(907) 745-8688
642 S. Alaska St. Suite 208
Palmer, AK
 
Blue Mountains Wellness Studio
(907) 745-9050
1256 South Chugach Street
Palmer, AK
 
Desalvo Thomas J District Of Columbia Inc
(907) 357-7463
3060 North Lazy Eight Court Suite 14
Wasilla, AK
 
2K1 Neat Things
(907) 357-2076
321 W Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 
Flowering Fist Tai Chi and Qi Gong
(907) 775-2571
10927 Big Lake Road
Houston,, AK
Specialty
Tai Chi instruction
Gender
open to both men and women
Education
20 years experience

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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