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Light Therapy Avon Lake OH

Light therapy helps with the treatment of skin disorders, sleep disorders, psychiatric disorders, seasonal affective disorders, wound healing, Parkinson's disease and more. See below for local businesses in Avon Lake that give access to light therapy as well as advice and content on ultraviolet light and photodynamic therapy.

Resp. Solutions DBA: Remedy Sleep Disorders Center
(440) 933-7775
32730 Walker Road
Avon Lake, OH
Ages Seen

West Region Sleep Center
(216) 267-5933
15805 Puritas Avenue
Cleveland, OH
Doctors Refferal
Ages Seen
18 years and up
Insurance: Most insurance accepted.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Mary Rutan Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Mary Rutan Hospital
(937) 592-4015 x4541
205 Palmer Avenue
Bellefontaine, OH
Doctors Refferal
Ages Seen
5 years and up
Insurance: Patients should always verify participation with their individual health plans.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Physician Sleep Diagnostic Centers, North
(937) 610-0105
8701 Old Troy Pike
Huber Heights, OH
Ages Seen

Ohio Health Sleep Services At Grant
(614) 566-9895
285 East State Street
Columbus, OH
Ages Seen

Westlake Sleep Center
(440) 899-7641
25101 Detroit Road
Westlake, OH
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Sleep Disorders Center at Hillcrest Hospital
(440) 312-6457
6780 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
14 years and up
Insurance: Most insurances are accepted, however, we do pre-authorize all patients pri
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Management Institute - Red Bank
(513) 721-7533
4460 Red Bank Highway
Cincinnati, OH
Ages Seen
> 16 years old

Miami Valley Sleep Center, LLC
(937) 399-5000
1980 B Kingsgate Road
Springfield, OH
Ages Seen
13 years and up

SleepCare Diagnostics, Eastgate
(513) 753-4100
4355 Ferguson Drive
Cincinnati, OH
Ages Seen
15 years and up

Light Therapy

 Light Therapy 

Circadian Rhythm

From the Latin circa (about) dies (a day), the circadian rhythm is the twenty-four-hour cycle of light/dark, wakefulness/sleep to which most human physiologic processes are set. At regular intervals each day, the body tends to become hungry, tired, active, listless, energized. Body temperature, heart-beat, blood pressure, hormone levels, and urine flow rise and fall in this relatively predictable, rhythmic pattern - a pattern initiated and governed by exposure to sunlight and darkness.

Experiments where humans were placed in isolation chambers, cut off from all potential environmental cues, have shown that, in the absence of natural daylight, rhythms are still maintained. But in the absence of the day light, the rhythms tend to deviate from 24 hours. For instance, the rhythms was found to expand to 24-30 hours, thus disrupting the biological processes over a long period of time.

The fact that animals and humans can continue to function according to daily and annual rhythms in the absence of external environmental stimuli means that animals and humans possess some kind of biological clock, which act as a backup mechanism in case it cannot get the proper stimuli from the natural events such as sunshine.

This behavior can be illustrated by our clocks. Let us say, our clock is running slow. Over a period of time, the clock may lag the actual time because of this defect. Usually, we will reset the clock when it gets far out of sync by other external stimuli like a radio or phone time. Now, if we do not have access to this external synchronizing signal, the clock can get far out of line with the reality. Our body clocks functions the same way. The biological clock can keep the time; but in the absence of correction from the day/light cycle provided by the sun, the biological clock tend go out of sync affecting our physical and mental health. A similar thing happens when we travel across time zones; we tend to experience what is known as "jet lag".

However, in the absence of natural light our body clocks may lose or gain a little time. This in turn could lead to the desynchronization of different rhythms. For example, in the absence of sufficient environmental light the sleep-wake and associated rest-activity rhythms may lengthen to a cycle of between 30 and 48 hours, while the temperature rhythm may remain at a period of, say, 25 hours. Such desynchronization of the body's intricate rhythms is suspected to trigger problems: hormonal imbalances, sleep disorders and mood disturbances.

Circannual Rhythm

Circannual rhythm is the annual or yearly cycle used by all living things.

Circaseptan Rhythm

Circaseptan rhythm is a seven-day cycle in which the biological processes of life, including disease symptoms and development, resolve. Many physicians believe that transplant patients tend to have more rejection episodes seven, f...

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