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Sleep Disorder Specialists Southaven MS

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Holly Hughes
(901) 682-8663
917 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, TN
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Ambiance Day Spa
(901) 345-4817
4707 Woodridge Drive
Memphis, TN
 
Dela
(901) 566-0709
3174 Ladbrook Road
Memphis, TN
 
Champion's Pharmacy & Herb Store
(901) 946-2818
2369 Elvis Presley Boulevard
Memphis, TN
 
Baptist Rehabilitation - Outpatient Therapy-Adult- Outpatient Therapy-Pedia
(901) 757-3458
2100 Exeter Road
Germantown, TN
 
Jennifer Utley
(901) 581-2404
933 Kensington Place
Memphis, TN
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Claiborne Burgin E Dds PC
(901) 396-5700
4561 Millbranch Road Suite 1
Memphis, TN
 
Express Grocery
(901) 452-1416
2804 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN
 
Cole Chiropractic Clinics
(901) 757-0215
2101 South Germantown Road
Germantown, TN
 
Etrainingwheels.com
(901) 759-1353
3600 Mynders Ave
Memphis, TN
 
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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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