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Sleep Disorder Specialists Scottsdale AZ

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Pamela Pappas
(480) 656-9218
9755 North 90th Street+ Suite B290
Scottsdale, AZ
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Martha Grout
(480) 240-2600
9328 East Raintree Drive
Scottsdale, AZ
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Amy Sanders
(602) 508-1600
10405 N. 72nd Pl #3
Scottsdale, AZ
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Jef Gazley
(480) 998-0560
Scottsdale, AZ
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Perly Weisheim
(480) 443-8640
7124 E. Becker Ln.+ Ste. B
Scottsdale, AZ
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Kathleen Fry
(480) 947-1545
9522 East San Salvador+ Suite 203
Scottsdale, AZ
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Ravi Chandiramani
(480) 773-7329
12816 East Turquoise Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Rosemarie Siciliano
(480) 994-4378
7077 East Main St.+ Ste 13
Scottsdale, AZ
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Haroldo Weisheim
(480) 443-8640
7124 E. Becker Ln.+ Ste. B
Scottsdale, AZ
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Gladys McGarey
(480) 990-1528
10900 North Scottsdale Road+ Suite 104
Scottsdale, AZ
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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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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