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Sleep Disorder Specialists Prescott AZ

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Donna Bardwell
(928) 925-8504
634 Schemmer Dr.+ Ste. 301
Prescott, AZ
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Oliver Cooperman
(602) 335-2051
PO Box 26485
Prescott Valley, AZ
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Advanced Chiropractic Center
(928) 778-0147
728 North Montezuma Street
Prescott, AZ
 
Anderson Sabrina District Of Columbia
(928) 445-9781
120 Grove Avenue
Prescott, AZ
 
Aroma Works
(928) 771-1200
130 West Gurley Street Suite 303
Prescott, AZ
 
Sana Keller
(928) 777-0384
Prescott, AZ
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Mingus Mountain Academy
(602) 335-2051
PO Box 26485
Prescott Valley, AZ
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Psychiatry, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Herbal Medicine, Energy Medicine, Addiction, Acupuncture
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Finston Peggy Maryland-Psychiatry
(928) 771-2190
101 East Gurley Street Suite 209
Prescott, AZ
 
Bennett Chiropractic Clinic
(928) 771-9400
1202 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ
 
Aline's Salon Day Spa & Wellness Centre
(928) 776-4653
213 Grove Avenue
Prescott, AZ
 
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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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