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Sleep Disorder Specialists Portsmouth VA

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Lorraine Pilarski
(757) 587-6062
2418 Bay Oaks Place
Norfolk, VA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Alecia Ralston
(757) 761-9661
1357 North Great Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Patrick Belisle
(757) 457-7126
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Chesapeake Square Chiropractic
(757) 399-7300
3500 Queen Street
Portsmouth, VA
 
Cohen Daniel Dr
(757) 399-4700
355 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA
 
Carl O. Helvie
(757) 848-9193
Hampton, VA
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Pamela Best
(757) 428-2639
700 19th St+ Ste 105
Virginia Beach, VA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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A.R.E. Health Center & Spa
(757) 437-7202
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA
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ACHM Herbs
(757) 398-8733
433 High Street
Portsmouth, VA
 
Faveur Natural Spa Esential
(757) 393-6500
624 High Street
Portsmouth, VA
 
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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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