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Sleep Disorder Specialists Searcy AR

Looking for Sleep Disorder Specialists in Searcy? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Searcy that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find Sleep Disorder Specialists in Searcy.

Baines Complete Wellness Chiropractic Center
(501) 268-4101
303 East Center Avenue
Searcy, AR
 
Chiropractic Care Clinic
(501) 268-2273
2924 Hawkins Drive
Searcy, AR
 
Becky's Hallmark Shop & Accents
(501) 268-7049
1551 East Race Avenue
Searcy, AR
 
Family Chiropractic Care
(501) 724-3030
1707 Highway 367 North
Bald Knob, AR
 
Sharon Million
(870) 897-6070
2007 E. Nettleton
Jonesboro, AR
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Evans Chiropractic Clinic
(501) 268-1800
400 West Race Avenue
Searcy, AR
 
Clinic of Massage & Muscle Therapy
(501) 268-4322
1310 East Race Avenue
Searcy, AR
 
Chiropractic First
(501) 305-2225
2117 West Beebe Capps Expressway
Searcy, AR
 
Beebe Chiropractic Clinic
(501) 882-3838
1900 West Dewitt Henry Drive
Beebe, AR
 
Donna McElreath
(501) 664-8200
3115 JFK Blvd.
North Little Rock, AR
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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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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