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Sleep Disorder Specialists Stafford VA

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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 Earnest
(540) 273-0386
222 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA
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American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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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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QiRei® LLC Integrative Healthcare Consulting & Services
(703) 986-7444
6241 Oakland Drive
Woodbridge, VA
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Research, Reiki, Public Health, Pain Management, Mind/Body Medicine, Other, Family Practice, Energy Medicine, Auriculotherapy
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American Holistic Medical Association

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CVS/Pharmacy
(540) 659-9431
388 Garrisonville Rd
Stafford, VA
 
Michelle S. Earnest
(540) 273-0386
Fredericksburg, VA
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American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Angela McConnell
(703) 986-7444
6241 Oakland Drive
Woodbridge, 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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Exsalonce Salon and Day Spa
(540) 720-8500
60 Susa Drive
Stafford, VA
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(540) 659-4703
901 Garrisonville Rd
Stafford, 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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