Mathematics, in its own way, is a language, a new, and often abstract, way of viewing the world. Through examining knot theory, we are able to contribute information to this rapidly expanding field of study, and apply our results to other research disciplines. A mathematical knot is a closed circle embedded into 3-dimensional space, where there exists crossings and regions. We examine the number of region crossing changes necessary to produce an alternating diagram, and define our new invariant as the region dealternating number. This property leads to an invariant, similar to the dealternating number, but offers new insight into the manipulation of knots. We expand our invariant under the connect sum theory to better understand the behavior of the region dealternating number. In particular, we apply the reasoning built for this invariant to prove that the (warping) span of any knot is at most 2, answering a previously unsolved question for warping span. We hope to continue to further these concepts and apply them to other families of knots and subsequent invariants.