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Sleep Disorder Specialists Reston VA

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Caroline Alexander
(703) 953-3323
Sugar Oak Professional Retreat Center - 487-A Carlisle Drive
Hemdon (Washington DC Metropolitan Area), VA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Karen Dobson
(571) 282-5804
1412 Claves Court
Vienna, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Margaret Gennaro
(703) 865-5692
10560 Main Street+ Suite PH-1+ 6th Floor
Fairfax, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Yvonne Parrotte
(703) 362-9567
43181 Belgreen Drive
Ashburn, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Snejana Sharkar
(703) 532-4578
5201 Jule Star Drive
Centreville, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Roger Blough
(703) 435-4400
464 Herndon Parkway+ Suite 215
Herndon, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Patricia Stranahan
(703) 938-4868
243 Church St.+ Suite 100-D
Vienna, VA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Ginger Joy
(703) 470-2057
Fairfax, VA
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Susan Kinkead-Acree
(703) 992-6537
1320 Old Chain Bridge Road+ Suite 420
McLean, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Meredith Heinemeier
(703) 533-2153
300 N. Washington St.+ Suite 304
Falls Church, 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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