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Sleep Disorder Specialists Spotsylvania VA

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

Christine Gregoire
(540) 371-3232
1601-B Olde William St.
Fredericksburg, VA
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International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Michelle S. Earnest
(540) 273-0386
Fredericksburg, VA
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Michelle S. Earnest, RN MSN CFNP EEMP-CP
Fredericksburg, VA
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Specialize in Eden Energy Medicine (certified)
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Peacefulmind.com

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Access Health
(540) 361-4424
403 William St Ste C
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Career Training Solutions
(540) 785-2000
4343 Plank Road Suite 115
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Michelle Earnest
(540) 273-0386
222 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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David Schwartz
(540) 967-2050
115 Jefferson Highway+ Sage Building
Louisa, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Fredericksburg Complementary Therapies
(540) 273-0386
222 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA
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Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Guided Imagery, Energy Medicine
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American Holistic Medical Association

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Eve Stepien Therapeutic Massage
(540) 898-2691
11111 Leavells Road
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Eiken Specific Chiropractic Clinic
(540) 710-1530
10500 Wakeman Drive Suite 200
Fredericksburg, 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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