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Sleep Disorder Specialists Poulsbo WA

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Jessica Wesch
(206) 320-3364
2450 33rd Avenue West+ Suite 100
Seattle, WA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Brendan Smith
(206) 834-4100
3670 Stone Way North
Seattle, WA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Martin Ross
(206) 932-0880
4744 41st Avenue Southwest+ Suite 102
Seattle, WA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Kristi Zimmer
(206) 729-6211
2016 NE 65th St.
Seattle, WA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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John Gonsoulin
(503) 975-0755
2215 Yale Avenue East+ #A
Seattle, WA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Kristina Soman-Faulkner
(206) 355-7153
3618 Francis Avenue
Seattle, WA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Jessica Valentine
(206) 386-6054
1401 Madison
Seattle, WA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Miroslawa Witalis
(206) 525-0599
Northgate Professional Center
Seattle, WA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Moira Fitzpatrick
(206) 525-5576
9730 Third Avenue Northeast+ Suite 202
Seattle, WA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Britt Gonsoulin
(504) 319-5312
2215 Yale Avenue East+ #A
Seattle, 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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