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Sleep Disorder Specialists Westport CT

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Lisa Gengo, ND, PA
(914) 419-7585
5 Wall Street
Norwalk, CT
Specialties
Alternative Medicine, Cardiovascular, Chronic disease, Acupuncture, Detoxification
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Medical School: University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, 2003
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Languages Spoken: English

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Henri Roca III
(203) 863-3615
30 Lake Avenue
Greenwich, CT
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Lawrence Palevsky
(631) 262-8505
220 Fort Salonga Road
Flushing, NY
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Wesley Beth Reiss
(631) 425-6180
14 West Neck Road
Huntington, NY
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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University of Bridgeport
(203) 576-4552
126 Park Ave.
Bridgeport, CT
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Chiropractors, Colon Therapy, Herbology, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Kinesiology, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Reflexology, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Water Therapy
Associated Hospitals
Naturopathic Medical Center

Henry C. Sobo
(203) 348-8805
Stamford, CT
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Mary Nahmias
(631) 707-6402
9 Paddock Dr.
Fort Salonga, NY
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Nina Greif
(631) 923-1440
75 Prospect Street
Huntington, NY
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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James F. Lavery
(631) 549-0124
Huntington, NY
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Henry C. Sobo, M.D.
(203) 348-8805
111 High Ridge Rd.
Stamford, CT
Specialty
Bioidentical Hormones, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Chelation Therapy, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, NHRT, Nutrition, Thermography
Associated Hospitals
Optimal Health Medical

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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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