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Sleep Disorder Specialists Pasco WA

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

Gordon Goos
Benton City, WA
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Court Street Chiropractic Center
(509) 547-9741
4021 West Court Street
Pasco, WA
 
Changing Perceptions
(509) 585-9683
2640 West Brunno Pl
Kennewick, WA
 
Blue Heron Naturopathic Care
(509) 586-9691
315 West 1st Avenue
Kennewick, WA
 
Elite Therapeutic Massage
(509) 947-0833
500 W 1st Ave Suite C
Kennewick, WA
 
Alliance Chiropractic Clinic PS
(509) 545-1300
1501 West Court Street Suite 106
Pasco, WA
 
Clearwater Chiropractic Center
(509) 735-4250
6515 West Clearwater Avenue Suite 320
Kennewick, WA
 
Faletti Elizabeth District Of Columbia
(509) 736-3348
8919 West Grandridge Boulevard
Kennewick, WA
 
Briggs Chiropractic PS
(509) 735-1109
1020 North Center Parkway
Kennewick, WA
 
About Hair About Face
(509) 585-9685
1715 W Kennewick Ave
Kennewick, WA
 
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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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