Until the early 1950’s, sleep was a largely unstudied field. But in 1953, Nathaniel Kleitman, known as the “father of modern sleep research” and his students discovered the phenomonon of “Rapid Eye Movement” or REM sleep. Later they discovered that sleep occurred in “stages” throughout the course of the night—the science of sleep was launched.
New technologies have made it easier to evaluate how someone is sleeping. These technologies have spawned 1000’s of sleep centers where both children and adults sleep overnight, hooked up to a wide range of electronic gear which help sleep... Read More