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Sleep Disorder Specialists Tullahoma TN

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

Essential Touch
(931) 455-6040
515 Northwest Atlantic Street
Tullahoma, TN
C V S/ Pharmacy
(931) 393-3887
1351 N Jackson St
Tullahoma, TN
Body Zone
(931) 455-1499
108 East Warren Street
Tullahoma, TN
Cook Chiropractic Center
(931) 649-3851
208 South Main Street
Estill Springs, TN
Cook Chiropractic Center
(931) 728-9313
109 East High Street
Manchester, TN
Center for Healing
(931) 393-4300
609 Wilson Avenue
Tullahoma, TN
Dr Chad Schnarr District Of Columbia
(931) 455-8655
213 East Lincoln Street
Tullahoma, TN
Brown Susan Dr
(931) 393-2445
310 South Anderson Street
Tullahoma, TN
Baker BROS Drug Colorado
(931) 728-3226
120 East Main Street
Manchester, TN
Doctor's Group
(931) 728-0939
119 East Fort Street
Manchester, TN

The Different Stages of 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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