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Sleep Disorder Specialists Ponca City OK

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

Blanton Chiropractic Clinic
(580) 765-2482
101 East Broadway Avenue
Ponca City, OK
 
Davis Chiropractic Clinic P C
(580) 762-4476
102 North 5th Street
Ponca City, OK
 
Bristow- Rebecca District Of Columbia
(580) 762-8234
2121 L A Cann Drive
Ponca City, OK
 
Bodyworks Massage and Spa LLC
(580) 762-5000
2002 North 14th Street
Ponca City, OK
 
Bristow Chiropractic
(580) 363-4226
122 Southwest Boulevard
Blackwell, OK
 
Bristow Chiropractic
(580) 762-7634
111 Patton Drive
Ponca City, OK
 
Farquharson Chiropractic Clinic - Clinic
(580) 765-1164
900 East Hartford Avenue Suite B
Ponca City, OK
 
Flett Peter C District Of Columbia
(580) 765-2341
33 Raintree Street
Ponca City, OK
 
Blackwell Family Chiropractic
(580) 363-0084
118 South 1st Street
Blackwell, OK
 
Cabana Tanning Salon
(580) 363-4190
702 W Ferguson Ave
Blackwell, OK
 

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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