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Sleep Disorder Specialists Pittsburgh PA

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Aldino Pierotti
(412) 235-7087
201 South Craig Street+ Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Alan Clemence
(412) 882-4139
3379 Churchview Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Erin Imler
(412) 953-1691
11817 Joan Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Karl Liebe
(412) 828-4409
2585 Freeport Road+ Suite 105
Pittsburgh, PA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Lina Thaker
(412) 788-1713
7051 Steubencille Pike+ Suite 1
Oakdale, PA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Ilana Seidel
(917) 547-5254
225 Melwood Avenue+ #32
Pittsburgh, PA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Jennifer Lin
(408) 391-8908
654 Maryland Avenue+ #8F
Pittsburgh, PA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Shawn Robinson
(724) 747-4485
5107 Curry Road
Pittsburgh, PA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Kathy Scott
(412) 486-9654
3782 Coventry Ct.
Allison Park (Pittsburgh), PA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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David Goldstein
(724) 934-7780
2500 Brooktree Road+ Suite 300
Wexford, PA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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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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