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Sleep Disorder Specialists Wichita Falls TX

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

Breland Health & Fitness Club
(940) 691-4300
4210 Kell Boulevard Suite 210
Wichita Falls, TX
Advanced Clinical Nutrition
(940) 761-4045
2108 Kemp Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX
Bliss Day Spa
(940) 723-5444
801 Burnett Street
Wichita Falls, TX
AUNE Chiropractic Wellness Center
(940) 692-2773
3415 McNiel Avenue Suite 103
Wichita Falls, TX
Carley Sheila M District Of Columbia
(940) 264-2227
4504 Kemp Boulevard
Wichita Falls, TX
Elegant Touch Salon
(940) 723-6245
2307 Avenue Ouest
Wichita Falls, TX
Bill Baker Massage Center
(940) 322-9090
1664 McGregor Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX
EMB Goodies
(940) 767-3112
2302 Brook Avenue Suite B
Wichita Falls, TX
All Family Chiropractic
(940) 696-8184
2708 Southwest Parkway Suite 121
Wichita Falls, TX
B & B Associates
(940) 692-2143
3511 McNiel Avenue Suite 104
Wichita Falls, TX

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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