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Sleep Disorder Specialists Seattle WA

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

Celina Lewandowski
206-271-0041 & 425-746-6100
13258 1st Ave. S.+ Ste. D & 4315 Factoria Blvd. SE+ Ste. A
Seattle & Bellevue, WA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Britt Gonsoulin
(504) 319-5312
2215 Yale Avenue East+ #A
Seattle, WA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Lee Ann Cuny
1512 17th Avenue+ East
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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Elizabeth Voss
(206) 855-3145
Seattle, WA
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Elana Katz
(617) 947-8526
417 East Pine Street+ #307
Seattle, WA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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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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Margaret Palmquest
(206) 954-0045
400 Melrose Avenue East+ #409
Seattle, WA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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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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Philip Matthews
(425) 467-5929
2025 - 112th Avenue Northeast
Bellevue, WA
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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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