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Sleep Disorder Specialists Weslaco TX

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

Bishop Chiropractic
(956) 968-1900
111 W Highway 83
Weslaco, TX
 
Aloe Vera Products Rio Grande Valley
(956) 968-3711
2310 South International Boulevard
Weslaco, TX
 
Angelic Touch
(956) 825-9275
242 S Texas Ave
Mercedes, TX
 
Forever Living Products
(956) 787-5445
200 East Expressway 83
Pharr, TX
 
Coutcher David District Of Columbia
(956) 782-8000
216 East Expressway 83
Pharr, TX
 
Back To Wellness Chiropracti
(956) 969-8010
110 East Agostadero St
Weslaco, TX
 
Body & Soul
(956) 447-1336
110 East Agostadero Street
Weslaco, TX
 
Accident & Rehabilitation Clinic at Cornerstone
(956) 262-5000
101 North Broadway
Elsa, TX
 
Discount Vitamins
(956) 783-8866
500 North Jackson Road
Pharr, TX
 
Celia's Health Products
(956) 380-3010
1408 North Closner Boulevard
Edinburg, TX
 

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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