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Sleep Disorder Specialists Stevens Point WI

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James R. Bowman
(715) 341-4949
Plover, WI
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Ford- James T III District Of Columbia
(715) 344-7082
500 Eastwood Drive
Stevens Point, WI
 
Advanced Neck & Back Care Center
(715) 341-4826
2516 Church Street
Stevens Point, WI
 
Appel Jensen Chiropractic Clinic
(715) 341-2644
2405 Post Road
Stevens Point, WI
 
Chase Chiropractic Clinic
(715) 345-7246
2931 Plover Road
Plover, WI
 
Copps Food Centers
(715) 345-1937
5657 USHighway 10 East
Stevens Point, WI
 
Ford Chiropractic Clinic South Carolina
(715) 341-0910
3108 Church Street
Stevens Point, WI
 
Changes Hair Design
(715) 345-1800
1000 Prentice Street
Stevens Point, WI
 
Allied Health of Wisconsin South Carolina
(715) 342-4083
1840 Post Road Suite 6
Plover, WI
 
Bailey Scott Dr District Of Columbia
(715) 345-0655
2610 Post Road
Plover, WI
 
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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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